Markets Politics and the Environment

Author: Barry Goodchild
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317217578
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Markets, Politics and the Environment answers three groups of question: What is planning?’ and as part of this ‘What are its key features as a style of social practice and action?’ and ‘How does planning as a style of social practice relate to social and economic change? How, as part of the justification for planning, might claims of valid technical knowledge be constructed? What is meant by ‘rational’? What is the contribution of pragmatism as a supplement or replacement to rationalism? How might rationality and pragmatism be adapted to postmodernism and the requirements of diversity? Finally, how may concepts of planning be reoriented towards sustainable development as a collective duty? How might sustainable development be reworked in relation to planning as a means of managing and stimulating change? Each group of question is discussed in a separate chapter and is associated with different theories, debates and examples of practice. Markets, Politics and the Environment concludes that the full implications of sustainable development and climate change point in the direction of a different type of state- a green state whose future functioning can draw on planning theory but at present can only be conceived as a sketchy outline.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning Theory

Author: Jean Hillier
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754672548
Format: PDF, ePub
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This Companion provides a stimulating and comprehensive overview of planning theory. It brings together authoritative chapters on key issues from a team of respected experts from within and beyond what is narrowly defined as 'planning'. The authors draw on different disciplinary traditions and theoretical frames to explore different ways of conceptualizing spatial planning. The book is divided into four main sections: understandings of place; understandings of governance; imagining futures; and spatial planning and governance in complexity.

Planning and the Political Market

Author: Mark Pennington
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780485004069
Format: PDF
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Planning and the Political Market argues that the enthusiasm for planning as an essential component of environmental protection is misplaced. Drawing on the experience of Britain and other Western democracies, the author uses public choice theory to explore the practical experience of land use planning as an example of government failure. The book opens by outlining the institutional focus of public choice theory, examining the central questions of market and government failure and the theoretical case for government intervention in the environment. Having explored the principal impacts of planning the book goes on to analyse the institutional structures which have produced these policy outcomes. The analysis suggests that institutional incentives within the 'political market' have frequently led to policies which favour special interest groups and public sector bureaucracy. The book concludes with an assessment of the potential for a private property rights, free market alternative to increase community involvement and access.

Transforming Markets in the Built Environment

Author: Susan Roaf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136543201
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There is an urgent need to build human capacity to make the often vulnerable and exposed buildings and communities we live and work in more resilient to the changing social, economic and physical environments around us. Extensive research has been done over the last decades on both mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the built environment, but the outputs of much of this research have failed to result in the wider uptake of effective greenhouse gas emission reduction solutions. This volume introduces credible 'fresh thinking' on how this may be done. For the first time an emerging generation of research is brought together that is directly concerned with understanding, influencing and leading the transformation of markets and thinking in the built environment. Chapters cover: defining values setting targets consumer motivation selling existing ideas better developing new design principles, paradigms and programmes optimizing solutions to ensure that when change does happen, it does so in the right direction. Papers are contributed by leading experts in fields ranging from philosophy, the social, political and physical sciences, engineering, architecture, mathematics and complexity science. The resulting volume will be essential reading for all those involved with changing the mindsets of a generation on the need to, and ways to, build resilience to rapid change and transforming markets in the built environment.

Urban and Environmental Planning in the UK

Author: Yvonne Rydin
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349268445
Format: PDF
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Urban and Environmental Planning in the UK is a comprehensively revised edition of the author's highly-successful The British Planning System . Like its predecessor it provides an innovative introduction to urban and environmental planning combining comprehensive coverage of institutions and procedures with detailed analysis of the economic and political context of planning, its historical development and of competing theoretical approaches. Extensive use is made throughout of case studies, summary charts and exhibits to bring the subject to life. The structure has been substantially changed and the content largely rewritten to provide more detailed coverage of the planning process and key policy areas and take account of political changes under Major and Blair.

Town and Country Planning in the UK

Author: Barry Cullingworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134603029
Format: PDF
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Town and Country Planning in the UK has become the Bible of British planning. In this new edition detailed consideration is given to: * the nature of planning and its historical evolution * central and local government, the EU and other agencies * the framework of plans and other instruments * development control * land policy and planning gain * environmental and countryside planning * sustainable development, waste and pollution * heritage and transport planning * urban policies and regeneration This twelfth edition has been completely revised and expanded to cover the whole of the UK. The new edition explains more fully the planning policies and actions of the European Union and takes into account the implications of local government reorganization, the 'plan-led system' and the growing interest in promoting sustainable development.

Comparative Politics

Author: Judith Bara
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761943722
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides a distinctive new introduction to the study of comparative politics at undergraduate level. Rich in case study material and global in coverage, Comparative Politics sets out the basic theoretical and methodological foundations for studying different political systems as well as the key structures and actors of which they are comprised.

Evaluation in Environmental Planning

Author: Donald M. McAllister
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262630870
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Evaluation—the process of obtaining, organizing, and weighing information on the consequences of alternatives—lies at the heart of the planning process. This book points out that no single theory or discipline can encompass the entire scope of evaluation, nor is there clearly any superior method of evaluation—each has its advantages and disadvantages. Evaluation and Environmental Planning takes a broad look at this value-laden and subjective realm, viewing it as a part of the larger democratic process. It addresses such issues as quantification, the treatment of equity and intangibles, the representation of future generations, technocratic planning, citizen participation, analytic as opposed to holistic assessments, and grand index formulations of social welfare, among others. The book describes and criticizes eight leading methodologies, providing many ideas for their improvement. Guidelines for conducting evaluations are suggested in the conclusion, which is followed by an Index. These are drawn from the author's position that planners should approach each evaluation as a separate case, selecting that set of techniques most suited to the particular situation. Drawing on eighteen years of experience in the field, McAllister takes the view that outstanding evaluations will result from exercising sound judgment based on knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the various methodologies, rather than following a uniform set of standardized procedures. Evaluation in Environmental Planning provides a fresh point of view that will be useful to the practicing professional, public officials, active citizens, and students in such fields as environmental, energy, land-use, urban, and regional planning; civil, environmental, and systems engineering; environmental and health sciences; land and regional economics; landscape architecture; recreation planning; and natural resources management.

Community action and planning

Author: Gallent, Nick
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447321227
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With trust in top-down government faltering, community-based groups around the world are displaying an ever-greater appetite to take control of their own lives and neighbourhoods. Government, for its part, is keen to embrace the projects and the planning undertaken at this level, attempting to regularise it and use it as a means of reconnecting to citizens and localising democracy. This unique book analyses the contexts, drivers and outcomes of community action and planning in a selection of case studies in the global north: from emergent neighbourhood planning in England to the community-based housing movement in New York, and from active citizenship in the Dutch new towns to associative action in Marseille. It will be a valuable resource for academic researchers and for postgraduate students on social policy, planning and community development courses.

European Cities Planning Systems and Property Markets

Author: J.N. Berry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135824967
Format: PDF, ePub
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A common theme running through both the market economies of Western Europe and the old command economies of Eastern Europe is the desire to combine local economic development objectives with those of the international investor. It is in this context that the interaction between planning systems and property markets is of paramount importance.