Governance of Place: Space and Planning Process

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Views on spatial planning and its role have changed significantly over the past few years and the issues it deals with have become increasingly more complex. There are more players involved in the development of a particular area or place than ever before, and there is also a greater interest in urban design issues. There are also new ways of conceiving of place, space and society relations. It is therefore necessary that all those involved in the production, consumption and valuing of places and territories develop and (re)learn new ways of analyzing and managing space. This volume provides a platform for such a reexamination. It first discusses how spaces and places are understood and conceptualized, and offers a dialogue between different approaches to the understanding of space, emphasizing the need for a dynamic perspective. The book then goes on to examine the changing governance processes through various case studies, which illustrate a range of innovative spatial planning projects from across Europe and the United States. By bringing together an examination of both space and the process through which the space is created and managed, this volume offers a unique multidimensional understanding of spatial planning and suggests new ways of negotiating how society should shape and influence the transformation of places.

Author Biography: Ali Madanipour, Angela Hull and Patsy Healey, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754610861
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
List of Contributors
1 Introduction 1
Pt. I Concepts of Space 19
2 How Should We Think About Place in a Globalising World? 23
3 A New Approach to Identifying Localities: Representing 'Places' in Britain 51
4 Imagined Value: The Poetics and Politics of Place 69
5 The Integrated Metropolis: A Strategy for the Networked, Multi-Centred City 102
6 Urban Futures? Integrating Telecommunications into Urban Planning 124
7 Multiple Meanings of Space and the Need for a Dynamic Perspective 154
Pt. II Changing Governance Processes 171
8 The Need to Zoom Out: Understanding Planning Processes in a Post-Corporatist Society 178
9 Structures and Processes in Strategic Spatial Plan Preparation: The Participatory Agenda 203
10 The Influence of New Institutional Processes in Shaping Places: The Cases of Lyon and Nimes (France 1981-95) 223
11 Metropolitan Development as a Complex System: A New Approach to Sustainability 239
12 Towards a More Place-focused Planning System in Britain 265
13 Shaping Urban Areas into the Twenty-first Century: The Roles of the Planning Process 287
Index 309
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