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About this book
About this book
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 competing theoretical approaches. Second edition extensively revised and updated.
Introduction - PART I: THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLANNING POLICY AND THEORY - Establishing the Planning System - Postwar Planning: Consensus and Crisis - The Impact of Thatcherism - Towards the Third Way in Planning - PART 2: THE POLITICS AND ECONOMICS OF PLANNING - Planning and the State - Agencies, Quangos and the European Union - Lobbies and Interests - Planners as Professionals - Planning and the Market - PART 3: PLANNING TODAY - Land Use Planning - Environmental Regulation - Countryside Policy - Regeneration and Conservation - PART 4: ASSESSING PLANNING - The Impact of Planning: Assessing the Process - Conclusion: Planning for the Future
YVONNE RYDIN is Reader in Environmental Planning, London School of Economics.
383 pages, no illustrations
Reviews of previous editions 'Clear in structure, presentation and writing an essential text book which is both informative and provocative.' - Peter Booth, Space & Polity '[P]ossibly the most useful introductory text to the UK planning system in what has become a more crowded market. Where [it] scores over other works, however, is in the introduction to various theoretical contributions and! of the relations inherent in complex policy systems. This book possesses a dynamic which many of its competitors - often with dryer, more procedural approaches - fail to achieve.' - G. Vigar, Environment and Planning