RTPI Library Series

Series Editors: Robert Upton, Jill Grant, Stephen Ward

Published in conjunction with the Royal Town Planning Institute [http://www.rtpi.org.uk/], this series of leading edge texts is intended for academics, educators, students and practitioners in planning and related fields. Written by globally renowned authors the series looks at all aspects of spatial planning theory and practice from a comparative and international perspective.

  • Planning in Indigenous Australia

    From imperial foundations to post-colonial futures

    By Sue Jackson, Libby Porter, Louise Johnson

    There is a huge hole in our contemporary understanding of planning in Australia. While questions of indigenous identity and culture increasingly feature in discussions about contemporary planning practice, historical accounts of planning in Australia often ignore the colonial roots of its…

    Paperback – 2016-07-14 
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  • Regent Park Redux

    Tenants and the Re-Planning of Canada’s Oldest Public Housing

    By Laura Johnson

    We Call This Place Home evaluates one of the biggest experiments in public housing redevelopment from the perspective of its tenants. As cities across the world struggle with the legacy of "urban renewal" housing projects, Toronto has attempted to redevelop one of its largest projects, Regent Park,…

    Hardback – 2016-06-14 
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  • Future Directions for the European Shrinking City

    Edited by William J.V. Neill, Hans Schlappa

    Urban shrinkage is rising to the top of the political agenda in Europe as more cities are shrinking in the prolonged economic downturn we encounter. Coupled with unprecedented budgetary austerity and rapidly ageing populations, ‘stagnating’ and ‘shrinking’ cities have emerged as a key challenge for…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
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  • Instruments of Planning

    Tensions and challenges for more equitable and sustainable cities

    Edited by Rebecca Leshinsky, Crystal Legacy

    Instruments of Planning: Tensions and Challenges for more Equitable and Sustainable Cities critically explores planning’s instrumentality to deliver important social and environmental outcomes in neoliberal planning landscapes. Because each instrument is unique and may be tailored to its own…

    Paperback – 2015-08-17 
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  • Conflict, Improvisation, Governance

    Street Level Practices for Urban Democracy

    By David Laws, John Forester

    Conflict, Improvisation, Governance presents a carefully crafted and edited collection of first hand accounts of diverse public sector and non-profit urban practitioners facing the practical challenges of "doing democracy" in the global/local context of the interconnected major European city of…

    Paperback – 2015-04-15
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  • The Craft of Collaborative Planning

    People working together to shape creative and sustainable places

    By Jeff Bishop

    Unlike books that focus solely on methods, The Craft of Collaborative Planning provides a detailed guide to designing and managing all aspects of the collaborative process, advocating for making collaborative work the norm. Beginning with a discussion of the political and legal context of…

    Paperback – 2015-03-12
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  • Planning and Conflict

    Critical Perspectives on Contentious Urban Developments

    Edited by Enrico Gualini

    Planning and Conflict discusses the reasons for conflicts around urban developments and analyzes their shape in contemporary cities. It offers an interdisciplinary framework for scholars to engage with the issue of planning conflicts, focusing on both empirical and theoretical inquiry. By …

    Paperback – 2015-02-08
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  • Planning for Growth

    Urban and Regional Planning in China

    By Fulong Wu

    Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China provides an overview of the changes in China’s planning system, policy, and practices using concrete examples and informative details in language that is accessible enough for the undergraduate but thoroughly grounded in a wealth of research…

    Paperback – 2015-01-21
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  • Reconsidering Localism

    Edited by Simin Davoudi, Ali Madanipour

    "Localism" has been deployed in recent debates over planning law as an anodyne, grassroots way to shape communities into sustainable, human-scale neighborhoods. But "local" is a moving category, with contradictory, nuanced dimensions. Reconsidering Localism brings together new scholarship from…

    Paperback – 2015-01-12
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  • Reviving Critical Planning Theory

    Dealing with Pressure, Neo-liberalism, and Responsibility in Communicative Planning

    By Tore Øivin Sager

    Discussing some of the most vexing criticism of communicative planning theory (CPT), this book goes on to suggest how theorists and planners can respond to it. Looking at issues of power, politics and ethics in relation to planning, this book is for both critics and advocates of CPT, with lessons…

    Paperback – 2012-08-14
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  • English Regional Planning 2000-2010

    Lessons for the Future

    Edited by Corinne Swain, Tim Marshall, Tony Baden

    English Regional Planning 2000-2010 chronicles a vital feature of recent UK planning activity, during the period of the Blair and Brown Labour governments up to 2010. It deals particularly with the regional scale of planning during these years, whereby large steps forward were made, but where…

    Paperback – 2012-06-21
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  • An Anatomy of Sprawl

    Planning and Politics in Britain

    By Nicholas A. Phelps

    Despite the combined efforts of British planners, politicians, the public and interest groups, the ‘Solent City’ stands as one of a number of instances of a peculiar instance of urban sprawl – muted, and slow to emerge – yet produced paradoxically by very strong interests in promoting conservation…

    Paperback – 2012-02-14
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  • Insurgencies: Essays in Planning Theory

    By John Friedmann

    For nearly fifty years John Friedmann's writings have not just led the academic study of the discipline, but have given shape and direction to the planning profession itself. Covering transactive planning, radical planning, the concept of the Good City, civil society, rethinking poverty and the…

    Paperback – 2011-01-04
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  • Implementing Sustainability

    The New Zealand Experience

    By Caroline L. Miller

    New Zealand’s Resource Management Act (RMA) was hailed as a radical new approach to planning that would both achieve better environmental outcomes and benefit developers by working rapidly and more efficiently. This book examines the lessons that can be learned by planning practitioners…

    Paperback – 2010-12-13
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  • Land and Limits

    Interpreting Sustainability in the Planning Process, 2nd Edition

    By Susan Owens, Richard Cowell

    The first edition of this seminal book was written at a time of rapidly growing interest in the potential for land use planning to deliver sustainable development, and explored the connections between the two and implications for public policy. In the decade since the book was first conceived,…

    Paperback – 2010-12-12
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  • Strategic Spatial Projects

    Catalysts for Change

    Edited by Stijn Oosterlynck, Jef Van den Broeck, Louis Albrechts, Frank Moulaert, Ann Verhetsel

    Strategic Spatial Projects presents four years of case study research and theoretical discussions on strategic spatial projects in Europe and North America. It takes the position that planning is not well equipped to take on its current challenges if it is considered as only a regulatory and…

    Paperback – 2010-11-09
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  • Cohesion, Coherence, Cooperation: European Spatial Planning Coming of Age?

    By Andreas Faludi

    Since its foundation the European Union has gradually developed policies that are aimed at achieving increased economic and social cohesion. This book examines the most recent of these, the concept of territorial cohesion. Territorial cohesion is the pursuit of balanced development, competitiveness…

    Paperback – 2010-09-30
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  • Transport Matters

    Integrated Approaches to Planning City-Regions

    By Angela Hull

    Addressing the principles of sustainability, spatial planning, integration, governance and accessibility of transport, this book focuses on the problem of providing efficient and low energy transport systems which serve the needs of everybody. It explores many of the new arguments, ideas and…

    Paperback – 2010-08-08
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  • Grotton Revisited

    Planning in Crisis?

    By Steve Ankers, David Kaiserman, Chris Shepley

    Some thirty years ago the small Metropolitan County of Grotton found itself bathed in the bright glare of publicity as The Grotton Papers lifted the lid on the inner workings of the six planning departments of this hitherto little remarked corner of England. The intervening years have seen…

    Paperback – 2010-06-23
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  • Effective Practice in Spatial Planning

    By Janice Morphet

    After years of being regarded as a regulatory tool, spatial planning is now a key agent in delivering better places for the future. Dealing with the role of spatial planning in major change such as urban extensions or redevelopment, this book asks how it can deliver at the local level.…

    Paperback – 2010-06-20
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  • Crossing Borders

    International Exchange and Planning Practices

    Edited by Patsy Healey, Robert Upton

    The complex diffusion processes affecting the flow of planning ideas and practices across the globe are illustrated in this book. It raises questions about why and how some ideas and practices attract international attention, and about the invention processes which go on when…

    Paperback – 2010-02-21
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  • Regional Planning for Open Space

    Edited by Arnold van der Valk, Terry van Dijk

    Reviewing the limitations of various planning options, this book addresses the debate on how to preserve open space in the context of a growing metropolis. The importance of open spaces for well-being in urban life is well-established. With case studies on internalization and valuation…

    Hardback – 2009-06-25
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  • Conceptions of Space and Place in Strategic Spatial Planning

    Edited by Simin Davoudi, Ian Strange

    Bringing together authors from academia and practice, this book examines spatial planning at different places throughout the British Isles. Six illustrative case studies of practice examine which conceptions of space and place have been articulated, presented and visualized through the production…

    Paperback – 2008-11-23
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  • Planning and Transformation

    Learning from the Post-Apartheid Experience

    By Philip Harrison, Alison Todes, Vanessa Watson

    Planning and Transformation provides a comprehensive view of planning under political transition in South Africa, offering an accessible resource for both students and researchers in an international and a local audience. In the years after the 1994 transition to democracy in South Africa,…

    Paperback – 2007-08-29
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  • The Visual Language of Spatial Planning

    Exploring Cartographic Representations for Spatial Planning in Europe

    By Stefanie Dühr

    At a time when strategic spatial planning is undergoing a renaissance in Europe, The Visual Language of Spatial Planning makes a unique contribution to this rapidly growing area of teaching and research. Discussing the relevant theoretical perspectives on policy-making and planning, combined with…

    Paperback – 2006-12-13
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  • Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategies

    Towards a Relational Planning for Our Times

    By Patsy Healey

    Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategies develops important new relational and institutionalist approaches to policy analysis and planning, of relevance to all those with an interest in cities and urban areas. Well-illustrated chapters weave together conceptual development, experience and…

    Paperback – 2006-12-13
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  • Urban Structure Matters

    Residential Location, Car Dependence and Travel Behaviour

    By Petter Naess

    Going beyond previous investigations into urban land use and travel, Petter Næss presents new research from Denmark on residential location and travel to show how and why urban spatial structures affect people's travel behaviour. In a comprehensive case study of the Copenhagen metropolitan area,…

    Hardback – 2006-07-05
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  • Indicators for Urban and Regional Planning

    The Interplay of Policy and Methods

    By Cecilia Wong

    This book focuses on the measurement and utilisation of quantitative indicators in the urban and regional planning fields. There has been a resurgence of academic and policy interest in using indicators to inform planning, partly in response to the current government's information intensive…

    Paperback – 2006-05-22
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  • Planning at the Landscape Scale

    By Paul Selman

    Traditionally, landscape planning has involved the designation and protection of exceptional countryside. However, whilst this still remains important, there is a growing recognition of the multi-functionality of rural areas, and the need to encourage sustainable use of the whole countryside rather…

    Paperback – 2006-04-05
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  • Planning, Law and Economics

    The Rules We Make for Using Land

    By Barrie Needham

    What rights does the state have over privately owned land? Why should some landowners be favoured over others? How can the practice of land-use planning be improved? This book addresses these essential questions and shows that the interests people have in property rights over land and buildings…

    Paperback – 2006-03-20
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  • Planning the Good Community

    New Urbanism in Theory and Practice

    By Jill Grant

    An examination of new urban approaches both in theory and in practice. Taking a critical look at how new urbanism has lived up to its ideals, the author asks whether new urban approaches offer a viable path to creating good communities. With examples drawn principally from North America,…

    Paperback – 2005-11-16
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  • Planning for Diversity

    Policy and Planning in a World of Difference

    By Dory Reeves

    The practical importance of diversity and equality for spatial planning and sustainable development is still not widely understood. Using international examples, this book shows planners and educationalists the benefits of building in a consideration of diversity and equality at each stage and…

    Paperback – 2005-04-21
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  • Place Identity, Participation and Planning

    Edited by Cliff Hague, Paul Jenkins

    The central concern of this book is place identity, and its representation and manipulation through planning. Place identity is of growing international concern, both in planning practice and in academic work. The issue is important to practitioners because of the impact of globalisation on notions…

    Paperback – 2004-11-24
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  • Urban Planning and Cultural Identity

    By William Neill

    Urban Planning and Cultural Identity reviews the intense spatiality of conflict over identity construction in three cities where culture and place identity are not just post-modernist playthings but touch on the raw sensibilities of who people define themselves to be. Berlin as the reborn German…

    Paperback – 2003-10-22
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  • The Planning Polity

    Planning, Government and the Policy Process

    By Mark Tewdwr-Jones

    Planning is not a technical and value free activity. Planning is an overt political system that creates both winners and losers. The Planning Polity is a book that considers the politics of development and decision-making, and political conflicts between agencies and institutions within British…

    Paperback – 2002-10-09
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  • Shadows of Power

    An Allegory of Prudence in Land-Use Planning

    By Jean Hillier

    Shadows of Power examines public policy and in particular, the communicative processes of policy and decision-making. It explore the important who, how and why issues of policy decisions. Who really takes the decisions? How are they arrived at and why were such processes used? What relations of…

    Paperback – 2002-10-09
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  • The Making of the European Spatial Development Perspective

    No Masterplan

    By Andreas Faludi, Bas Waterhout

    The European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) is published in eleven official EU languages and so is the most international planning policy document that exists. This book is the only comprehensive account of the process of preparing, negotiating and adopting this document. It outlines the…

    Paperback – 2002-03-27
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  • Planning for Crime Prevention

    A Transatlantic Perspective

    By Ted Kitchen, Richard H Schneider

    Crime and the fear of crime are issues high in public concern and on political agendas in most developed countries. This book takes these issues and relates them to the contribution that urban planners and participative planning processes can make in response to these problems. Its focus is thus on…

    Paperback – 2001-10-24
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  • Planning in Postmodern Times

    By Philip Allmendinger

    Postmodern social theory has provided significant insights into our understanding of society and its components. Key thinkers including Foucault, Baudrillard and Lyotard have challenged existing ideas about power and rationality in society. This book analyses planning from a postmodern perspective…

    Paperback – 2000-10-25
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