Regional Development and Planning for the 21st Century: New Priorities, New Philosophiesby Allen G. Noble, Frank J. Costa, Robert B. Kent
Pub. Date: 10/01/1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Regional Development and Planning for the 21st Century examines a number of related themes including: the traditional approach of local and regional planning initiatives developed within the context of national goals; the current decline of bi-polar political and ideological blocs; political decentralization and concurrent economic centralization including the growth of multi-national corporations; devolution of centralized planning powers to regions and localities, and the rise and acceptance of sustainable development concepts. The book is divided into five parts addressing: 1 - adjustments to political, economic and social change; 2 the problems of urban housing and housing and health; 3 - adjustments to environmental change, development policies and sustainability; 4 - the problem of rapid urban growth and mega cities; 5 - adjustments of changing urban networks. The contributors are from several countries worldwide and the chapters examine the issues at a global level.
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Table of ContentsContents: Currents of change: urban planning and regional development; Finnish and American planning: a comparative analysis; Regional planning and development in Israel as affected by the peace process; Regional planning and development as affected by Tamil insurgency in Sri Lanka; Population dynamics and planning: China and India; Transportation, regional development and economic potential in Mexico; Shifts in slum upgrading policy in India with special reference to Calcutta; Health planning and the resurgence of malaria in urban India; Residential land development in highland Ecuador; Sustainable development in China: reconciling modernity with tradition; Tourist facility development and coastal zone management in Costa Rica; Reflections on Cuban socialism and planning in the special period; The promotion of neo-liberal industrialization in third world countries; Urban planning and development in Calcutta: local and global issues; Planning for the city efficient: the Hong Kong and Macau experience; Singapore, the planned city state: government intervention in nation building; Seven decades of new land planning: the Ijsselmeer Polder experience; Decentralization, popular participation and changing patterns of urban and regional development in Bolivia; Future trends: globalizm and regionalizm; Index.
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