Current Issues in Planning

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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: 4/28/1990
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Road Pricing and Transport Policy 10
2 The Toll-ring in Oslo 17
3 Traffic Policy Negotiations in Stockholm 24
4 Congestion Metering in Cambridge City 30
5 Integrated Town Planning and Traffic Policy in Groningen 36
6 Alternatives to Road Pricing: The Los Angeles Mobile Source Control Strategies 43
7 Traffic Calming - Early Schemes in Britain 59
8 Current Issues in Traffic Calming Practice 67
9 Traffic Calming as Part of a Strategy to Reduce the Dominance of the Car 78
10 Traffic Calming - The Cyclist's Viewpoint 89
11 Buses and Traffic Calming 98
12 Local Government Reform in the 1990s - The Implications for Planning 124
13 Single Tier Local Government: What Happens to Strategic Planning? 134
14 Sub-Regional Planning and Urban Areas: Saving City-Regions in Local Government Change 143
15 What Happens to Transport? The London Experience 157
16 Shedding Tiers: The Environmental Consequences of Local Government Reform 168
17 City Challenge: Re-aligning Urban Policy 180
18 Nottingham City Challenge: The First Two Years 196
19 Property-led Regeneration: The London Docklands Experience 201
20 Lace Market: A Missed Opportunity for Property Led Regeneration 216
21 Urban Policy and Ethnic Minorities 229
22 Transport Investment, Economic Development and Strategic Planning: The Example of Light Rail 244
23 Putting Sustainability into Development Plans 259
24 Sustainability in Action: Emerging Practices in Development Control 271
25 Legislating for Sustainable Development 284
Index 295
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