The Urban Future

A Choice Between Alternatives

By John N. Jackson

© 2006 – Routledge

336 pages

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About the Book

Urbanization, everywhere, is of pressing concern to society. It is now appreciated that politicies for urban growth cannot be confined to the cities themselves, but mus extend outwards to include both the city and its surrounding areas. Britain, with the help of North American experience, has since 1965 pioneered new approacheds to the city in its regional dimension. These contributions are examined in this book. Its essential merit is that it shows how planners think, and describes assumptions and the nature of arguments used when determining the form and characteristics of future urban environment in England.

This book was first published in 1972.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

1. The studies under review

2. Urbanization and the planning process

3. The terms of reference and admistrative background

Part 2: The content of the studies

4. The physical environment

5. Forecasts and projections

6. The overall form and structure of urban growth

7. The major land use components

8. Movement and accessibility between land use activities

Part 3: The techniques of investigation

9. Cost-benefit analysis and the planning balance sheet

10. Goals and objectives

11. Private enterprise and citizen participation

Part 4: Conclusions

12. The urban future: a choice between alternatives

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