Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities

Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities

by Aseem Inam
     
 

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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From the Publisher
"Inam's argument re-directs disaster planning, turning it from an 'exceptional case' to a process inherent in 'everyday' planning and policymaking." - Robert A. Beauregard, Professor of Urban Policy, The New School University

'There is much in this book that can benefit readers from the fields of urban studies, sociology, political science, urban planning, and public policy and planning, as well as professionals involved in planning, policy, and public administration' - Pamela.S.Showalter, Texas State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415951302
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Robert A. Beauregard
[This is] an intelligently written book that addresses an important topic in a clear fashion....Inam’s argument re-directs disaster planning, turning it from an ‘exceptional case’ to a process inherent in ‘everyday’ planning and policymaking.
Professor of Urban Policy, The New School University
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
This book offers insight into how and why planning strategies are effective in crisis situations, and broadens our view of public sector planning. Contrary to traditional views that perceive the public sector as rigid and slow at problem solving, Inam shows that it is the routine, bureaucratic structure of public agencies, based on familiar protocols and large-scale coordination, which actually enables rapid and successful response in times of crisis.
Professor and Chair, UCLA Department of Urban Planning

Meet the Author

Aseem Inam is Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has worked as an architect, urban designer, and planner in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has published on alternative forms of suburban development, and on more meaningful ways of designing our cities.

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