The purpose of planning: Creating sustainable towns and cities

The purpose of planning: Creating sustainable towns and cities

by Yvonne Rydin

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Overview

Planning is never far from the top of the policy or media agenda, whether this concerns 'garden-grabbing', the location of wind farms or protests about travellers' sites. The operation of the planning system raises strong views, even passions, and is highly political. Planners have to engage with developers working on multi-million pound schemes and the local communities that will be affected by such schemes. And throughout, they have to work in the public interest, delivering on broad policy goals and meeting the needs of vulnerable communities. This book is about the way that the planning system works, what it can do, what it cannot do and how it should evolve to meet the challenges of the 21st century. It looks at a range of issues to unlock the purpose of planning by being positive about the role of planning while remaining realistic about its achievements and potential. Written in a clear and accessible manner, this book will be essential reading for students studying planning in a variety of disciplines and practitioners engaging with the planning system.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847424303
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication date: 01/26/2011
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Yvonne Rydin, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London

Table of Contents

Why plan?
The big picture
Somewhere to lay my hat
Downtown
This green and pleasant land
Not in my back yard
My home is my castle
The good life

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