Current Issues in Planning

Current Issues in Planning

by Sylvia Trench, Taner Oc
     
 

ISBN-10: 0566057948

ISBN-13: 9780566057946

Pub. Date: 04/28/1990

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

The aim of this book is to give both the professional planner and the student a feel for the current arguments alive in planning policy circles and to introduce relevant contemporary research. This book has developed out of a series of seminars run at the Institute of Planning Studies at Nottingham University as part of its Continuing Professional Development…  See more details below

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The aim of this book is to give both the professional planner and the student a feel for the current arguments alive in planning policy circles and to introduce relevant contemporary research. This book has developed out of a series of seminars run at the Institute of Planning Studies at Nottingham University as part of its Continuing Professional Development Programme. Each of the seminars brought together a variety of speakers who were involved with the topic under discussion from a different aspect - some with academic research experience and others with practical policy implementation. Most of the contributors presented papers at a series of seminars, but some have been rewritten, others substantially revised and several have been commissioned especially for this book. Five current policy issues are examined: Urban congestion and pollution - is road pricing the answer?; Traffic calming in theory and practice; Single tier local government; Urban regeneration; and Greening planning. For each topic contributors were chosen who could approach the problem from a different point of view, the aim being to explore each topic with direct statements and straightforward arguments leading therefore to a more stimulating breadth of this view rather than a bland overview.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780566057946
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
04/28/1990
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.49(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Road Pricing and Transport Policy10
2The Toll-ring in Oslo17
3Traffic Policy Negotiations in Stockholm24
4Congestion Metering in Cambridge City30
5Integrated Town Planning and Traffic Policy in Groningen36
6Alternatives to Road Pricing: The Los Angeles Mobile Source Control Strategies43
7Traffic Calming - Early Schemes in Britain59
8Current Issues in Traffic Calming Practice67
9Traffic Calming as Part of a Strategy to Reduce the Dominance of the Car78
10Traffic Calming - The Cyclist's Viewpoint89
11Buses and Traffic Calming98
12Local Government Reform in the 1990s - The Implications for Planning124
13Single Tier Local Government: What Happens to Strategic Planning?134
14Sub-Regional Planning and Urban Areas: Saving City-Regions in Local Government Change143
15What Happens to Transport? The London Experience157
16Shedding Tiers: The Environmental Consequences of Local Government Reform168
17City Challenge: Re-aligning Urban Policy180
18Nottingham City Challenge: The First Two Years196
19Property-led Regeneration: The London Docklands Experience201
20Lace Market: A Missed Opportunity for Property Led Regeneration216
21Urban Policy and Ethnic Minorities229
22Transport Investment, Economic Development and Strategic Planning: The Example of Light Rail244
23Putting Sustainability into Development Plans259
24Sustainability in Action: Emerging Practices in Development Control271
25Legislating for Sustainable Development284
Index295

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