1. Classics in Planning series

    Series editors: Kenneth Button, George Mason University, US and Peter Nijkamp, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    This important series presents interdisciplinary perspectives on the intellectual development of planning theory and its implementation. The series brings together both traditional and contemporary classic papers covering the main areas of planning. Each title in the series has been prepared by a prominent specialist in the relevant field under the direction of the series editors. The individual editors have selected the key previously published articles on a given mode or theme and have written an original introduction, which provides an authoritative survey of the literature. In addition, the pagination of the original articles has been deliberately retained in these volumes to facilitate ease of reference. These features combine to make the series an essential reference source which will be of great value to researchers and practitioners alike.

Books in this series

  1. Urban Planning

    Urban Planning

    Edited by Tüzin Baycan, Peter Batey, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp
    With the global expansion of urbanization there is a need to ensure that cities develop in a way that allows all residents to benefit from urban life. This volume contains a collection of classic and more recent papers that provide insight into the problems encountered in urbanization and the ways in which planning has evolved to meet the resultant challenges. It is broad in its coverage, and its content includes both theoretical and applied contributions as well as looking at urban planning issues in the developing as well as the developed world. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 335.00   Web: $ 301.50
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  2. Environmental Planning

    Environmental Planning

    Edited by Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp
    This insightful volume presents a multidisciplinary perspective on environmental planning. Drawing on the most important works in the environmental and social sciences, this collection places special emphasis on spatial dimensions and pure planning and covers such topics as: regulatory instruments and institutions; policy under bounded rationality; urban environmental planning; regulation of diffuse sources and land; location and trade and ex post evaluation planning. In addition to many classic papers, the editor has included some recent surveys and papers which offer an original viewpoint. The book will be an essential source of reference for scholars and practitioners alike. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 381.00   Web: $ 342.90
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  3. Transportation Planning

    Transportation Planning

    Edited by Yoran Shiftan, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp
    Transportation planning deals with the ways in which governments at various levels try to ensure the effective and efficient movement of people and goods. For this collection, the editors have selected the key previously published papers which analyse some of the major methodological issues involved in modern transportation planning and discuss the main policy questions and debates. The wide range of topics covered includes traffic assignment, developments in modelling travel behaviour, urban travel, the effect of modern telecommunications on travel, congestion and pricing policy. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 381.00   Web: $ 342.90
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  4. Land Use Planning

    Land Use Planning

    Edited by Hugo Priemus, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp
    This is an authoritative collection of papers that are generally regarded as landmarks in the history of land use planning in the western world. A wide variety of leading articles have been selected for this comprehensive volume, which covers topics such as: urban form and urban dynamics; urban development and methods of urban analysis; land use planning methods and network cities and urban networks. The articles span both time and geography and will appeal to scholars and practitioners alike. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 312.00   Web: $ 280.80
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  5. Regional Planning

    Regional Planning

    Edited by David A. Plane, Lawrence D. Mann, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp
    The difficulties involved in formulating national policy over large geographical areas have led to the widespread adoption of more localized planning methods, covering regions of a large country. This comprehensive collection includes classic papers which highlight the ways in which regional planning has evolved, as well as offering case studies of state-of-the-art planning practices. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 403.00   Web: $ 362.70
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  6. Planning History and Methodology

    Planning History and Methodology

    Edited by Michael Wegener, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp
    Planning as deliberate preparation for future action is as old as human history. Agricultural land allocation and cities were always planned, as were military warfare and defence. With the growing complexity of society in the 19th century, however, planning became a discipline and profession. Since then, not only has the perception of planning and its role in society undergone significant change, but its instruments and methods have also evolved. This collection of classic papers by leading individuals of their day reflects how thinking about planning has changed over time. It also includes seminal papers on the methodology of planning to show how sophisticated techniques have been developed to meet the diverse demands of planning in a rapidly changing world. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 267.00   Web: $ 240.30
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  7. Public Facilities Planning

    Public Facilities Planning

    Edited by Lily Kiminami, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp
    This important book brings together a careful selection of the major works in planning which relate to the provision of public facilities – such as recreation grounds, parks and sports arenas. The opening sections present classic, theoretic papers that lay both the general and the specific foundations for why some facilities are treated outside of the market. Key topics such as institutional issues, the role of the private sector, and the assessment and evaluation of public facilities planning and financing are then examined. Finally, the volume looks at some of the more novel approaches that are emerging in the provision of public facilities, and concludes with a selection of case studies that demonstrate the application of a set of planning approaches. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 236.00   Web: $ 212.40
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  8. Planning Models

    Planning Models

    Edited by Aura Reggiani, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp
    While planning involves seeking ways of influencing future behavior, it is important to have at the outset an abstraction of the world upon which to base an assessment of outcomes. The papers in this collection represent some of the major works in the field of planning models, with land use planning as a core theme. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 335.00   Web: $ 301.50
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  9. Social Planning

    Social Planning

    Edited by Jessie P.H. Poon, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp
    This volume presents a careful selection of the key contributions to social planning produced by leading scholars in the field. It addresses the many ethical and distributional matters which enter into planning processes. Many of these concern the involvement of social values and norms into otherwise positive structures. This authoritative collection includes not only papers which look at social planning from an abstract, academic perspective but also more applied work in the field. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 281.00   Web: $ 252.90
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