Regional Development and Planning for the 21st Century: New Priorities, New Philosophies

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Collects 19 essays addressing the changing nature of regional development and planning activities, along with the problems of government generated by these activities and the global effects of these activities. Contributors, representing roughly ten countries, are primarily drawn from the field of geography, but also include historians, urban planners, and economists. General issues addressed include centralization and post-war changes in centralized structure; emerging organizational and theoretical structures; the growing importance of urbanization; political, economic, and social change; the environment, development, and sustainability; the situation of mega-cities; and urban networks. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781840148008
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
1 Currents of Change: Urban Planning and Regional Development 1
2 Finnish and American Planning: A Comparative Analysis 19
3 Regional Planning and Development in Israel as Affected by the Peace Process 35
4 Regional Planning and Development as Affected by Tamil Insurgency in Sri Lanka 57
5 Population Dynamics and Planning: China and India 81
6 Transportation, Regional Development, and Economic Potential in Mexico 101
7 Shifts in Slum Upgrading Policy in India with Special Reference to Calcutta 125
8 Health Planning and the Resurgence of Malaria in Urban India 151
9 Residential Land Development in Highland Ecuador 169
10 Sustainable Development in China: Reconciling Modernity with Tradition 187
11 Tourist Facility Development and Coastal Zone Management in Costa Rica 207
12 Reflections on Cuban Socialism and Planning in the "Special Period" 225
13 The Promotion of Neoliberal Industrialization in Third World Countries 245
14 Urban Planning and Development in Calcutta: Local and Global Issues 269
15 Planning for the City Efficient: The Hong Kong and Macau Experience 285
16 Singapore, the Planned City State: Government Intervention in Nation Building 307
17 Seven Decades of New Land Planning: The IJsselmeer Polder Experience 333
18 Decentralization, Popular Participation, and Changing Patterns of Urban and Regional Development in Bolivia 351
19 Future Trends: Globalism and Regionalism 365
Index 379
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