Description : Brings together Britain's leading analysts of planning to present a review and analysis of planning and policy. Covers major issues in contemporary planning, reviews the history of post-war planning, and considers the future for planning, covering both policy and its impact on practice. Includes case material and bandw photos and plans of houses and buildings. Cullingworth is a professor of urban affairs at the University of Delaware and an associate of the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Description : This volume provides an introduction to urban and environmental planning, combining comprehensive coverage of institutions and procedures, with detailed analysis of the economic and political context of planning, its historical development and of competing theoretical approaches.
Description : The UK government of Tony Blair is committed to fostering a European dimension of planning practice. Significant developments in relation to planning within Europe are occurring. The creation of the European Spatial Development Perspective, the reform of the Structural Funds, and the implementation of programmes to foster trans-national co-operation between governments, will all impact on UK government, and on planning system in particular. Even within the UK, devolution and regionalisation will bring new pressures for overall co-ordination on the issue of European spatial planning. Issues concerning the revisions of the Structural Funds in 2000 and 2006, and funding opportunities for local authorities, are closely connected with the theme of this book. More importantly, it is expected that the link between funding and spatial policy within British planning will become more clearly defined during this period. The European dimension of British planning, as a consequence, may grow significantly over the next few years. The authors tackle four key issues in their discussion of this topic: * British political attitudes to Europeanisation issues * The changing relationships between different arms of the state * The often complex interdependencies between tiers of governance * The rapidly changing definition of British urban and regional planning
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Description : This accessible textbook offers the first critical introduction to the UK's urban and rural planning policy. Andrew Gilg explains and evaluates policy development at each of the key stages: Objectives: What is the aim of planning in the UK? Methods: How appropriate is UK planning legislation? Procedures: How effective are the planning organizations and processes? Impacts: To what extent have planning policies addressed planning problems? Teaching devices and case studies are used throughout to illustrate the planning process. The text concludes with a discussion of the measurement of the success or failure of planning practices. Planning in Britain will be essential reading for all planning students, as well as geographers and land economists studying land use planning.
Description : Did the 1980s and 1990s see the death of planning? Exposing the myth that has grown up around Thatcherism, leading experts from a wide range of land-use policy areas examine the changes that were brought about in planning and the environment during the 1980s and 1990s, and argue that much less was achieved than expected. Urban Planning and the British New Right questions common assumptions about planning practices under Thatcherism, concluding that the complex relationship of power between central, local and national government requires a sensitivity to change that is inclusive rather than doctrinal. This is a book that says as much about the administration, institutions and processes of planning as it does about Mrs Thatcher's attempts to change it.
Description : A focused text discussing the evolution of British planning and urban design. Beginning with an historical perspective which takes the reader from the Roman Inheritance to Bauhaus and Suburbia, the book links the principles of town and country planning with issues of urban design and architecture, and also takes into account implications of social and economic change. *Provides a comprehensive and evolutionary approach, linking the principles of town and country planning with issues of urban design and architecture. *Takes account of the implications of social and economic change and their impact upon planning and design. *Contains numerous case study examples which include: medieval housing in York, London's Regent Park and Regent Street, New Towns in Essex, the Channel Tunnel. *Supplemented with over 185 diagrams. *Ideal text for undergraduates of geography, urban planning, and general students interested in planning.
Description : Spatial Planning Systems of Britain and France brings together a wide selection of comparative essays to highlight the fundamental similarities and differences between the spatial planning in Great Britain and France: two countries that are near neighbours and yet have developed very different modes of planning in terms of their structure, practical application and underlying philosophies. Drawing on the outcomes of the Franco-British Planning Study Group and with a foreword by Vincent Renard of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, the book offers a comparative investigation of the basic contexts for planning in both countries, including its administrative, economic, financial and legal implications, and then move on to illustrate themes such as urban policy and transport planning through detailed analysis and case studies. From these investigations the book brings together planning concepts from both a national and European perspective, looking particularly at two current issues: the effects of urban growth on small market towns and the use of Public-Private partnerships to implement development projects. Spatial Planning Systems of Britain and France will prove invaluable to policy makers and practitioners in both countries at a time when national policy is beginning to look towards practice in other countries. The book is published simultaneously in English and French opening up a wider debate between the English-speaking and francophone worlds.