Planning in a Global Era (Urban and Regional Planning and Development Series)

Planning in a Global Era (Urban and Regional Planning and Development Series)

by Andy Thornley, Yvonne Rydin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754619435

ISBN-13: 9780754619437

Pub. Date: 01/15/2003

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Globalization was the buzzword of the last decade. Advances in communication technology, computing and air travel have all contributed to the establishment of what has been referred to as a "network society" that encompasses the globe. Such arguments clearly have a significance on planning - an activity which has been concerned with controlling and shaping the use…  See more details below

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Globalization was the buzzword of the last decade. Advances in communication technology, computing and air travel have all contributed to the establishment of what has been referred to as a "network society" that encompasses the globe. Such arguments clearly have a significance on planning - an activity which has been concerned with controlling and shaping the use of space. This volume brings together contributions from across the world in order to address some of the questions that arise from such global changes.The opening section addresses the globalization debate directly, raising some theoretical issues and exploring the planning implications across a range of world cities. This is followed by an exploration of the way the theoretical debate about planning may need to advance to encompass contemporary forces. A number of more specific accounts addressing the need for adaptation are offered. The final section focuses on two aspects - housing and sustainability - which persist as "wicked problems" and are likely to remain at the top of the agenda in the third millennium.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754619437
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
01/15/2003
Series:
Urban and Regional Planning and Development Series
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 8.82(h) x 1.06(d)

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Table of Contents

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List of Contributors
1Planning in a Global Era1
2Globalisation, World Cities, and Urban Planning: Developing a Conceptual Framework13
3A Global City in a Developmental State: Urban Planning in Tokyo27
4The Global City Hypothesis for the Periphery: A Comparative Case Study of Mexico City, Istanbul and Guangzhou47
5Should Provinces/Regions have their own Planning Acts? An Exploration of the Debate using the Post-1994 South African Experience83
6Bringing Power to Planning Research: One Researcher's Story117
7Learning from Planning Practice?143
8Deconstructing the Built Environment: Design Experimentation Within Public Spaces163
9Lifebvre's Modernities: Informality, Planning and Space in Cape Town189
10Conditions for the Integration of Ecological Knowledge in Land-Use Planning - the Local Government Ecologist Perspective211
11Doubts and Beliefs in Norwegian Environmental Bureaucracy229
12The Ambiguities of Change: the Case of the Planning Profession in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa255
13Government Approach to Housing the Urban Poor in Egypt: the Need for an Alternative279
14From Privatisation to Bureaucratisation: Implementing Urban Renewal in Hong Kong307
15Empowerment and Social Exclusion: Urban Policy in Scotland and the U.S.A.327
16The Perils of Growth and Decline: Sustainable Development in Edinburgh and Wuppertal (Germany)343
17The Development of Sustainable Transport Policies in Warsaw: 1990-2000359
18Planning for Sustainability and the Impact of Professional Cultures387

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