This book provides a comprehensive and dynamic picture of the state of research in urban and regional planning evaluation, integrating contributions from key scholars in the field. The volume covers a variety of aspects, including methodological issues, analysis of practice, and epistemological and theoretical questions. Although different positions emerge, all authors share the common intention to link recent developments in planning theory with new approaches to evaluation research - rising concerns for communicative planning, complexity, participation, sustainable development, conservation of the natural and built heritage challenge consolidated and institutionalized evaluation models and practice. The contributors face this challenge and offer an updated and thought-provoking picture for a new identity for evaluation in planning.
Introduction - Trends in Planning Evaluation: A British Perspective; N. Lichfield. Part I: Emerging Issues for Evaluation Theory. Introduction; A. Khakee. Conservation of Cultural and Natural Heritage. Evaluation for Good Governance and Democratic Control; L. Fusco Girard. Economics and Ecological Sustainability. An Actor-Network Approach to Evaluation; P. Soderbaum. Dealing with Environmental Conflicts in Evaluation. Cognitive Complexity and Scale Problems; A. Barbanente, et al. The Communicative Turn in Planning and Evaluation; A. Khakee. The Communicative Ideology and ex ante Planning Evaluation; H. Voogd. Regulation Through the Development Plan: An Evaluation; A.D. Hull. Part II: Perspectives in Evaluation Methods. Introduction; A. Barbanente. Integrated Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment; D. Lichfield. Sustainability Indicators in Urban Planning Evaluation. A New Classification System Based on Multimodal Thinking; P.L. Lombardi. Cultural Heritage and the Urban Revitalisation: A Meta-Analytic Approach to Urban Sustainability; F. Bizzarro, P. Nijkamp. Evaluation and Equity in Economic Policies for Environmental Planning; M.L. Clemente, et al. On the Evaluation of `Wicked Problems'. Guidelines for Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Factors in Environmental Policy Analysis; H. Glasser. Evaluation in the Digital Age; M. Batty. Part III: Linking Practice to Theory. Introduction; D. Borri. Linking ex ante and ex post Evaluation in British Town Planning; N. Lichfield, A. Prat. Evaluation in Israeli Spatial Planning. Theory vs Practice; E.R. Alexander. Developments in Transport Appraisal in Britain; C. Nash. Managing Uncertainty in the Evaluation Process: A Legal Perspective; D. Millichap. Towards the Economic Evaluation of British Land Use Planning; J. Corkindale. Conclusions; E.R. Alexander.
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