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Urban Planning

Edited by Tüzin Baycan, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, Peter Batey, Lever Professor of Town and Regional Planning, University of Liverpool, UK, Kenneth Button, University Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, US and Peter Nijkamp, Department of Spatial Economics, VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
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.
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Regional Economics
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.
‘Urban planning is a diverse discipline with many faces. Some treat it as applied politics; an instrument to operationalize ideology. Others focus on form, method, technique and process, while others emphasize networks, the environment, economics and sustainability. But ultimately the urban planner is a doctor and the urban society, in all its dimensions, the patient. It is the planner’s task to keep the patient happy and healthy and to achieve this goal a balance needs to be struck between all of the aspects above. This volume is indicative of the multi-dimensionality of the profession. It contains some of the most outstanding and groundbreaking works that have been produced by some of the greatest thinkers in all the major fields of urban planning over the past half century.’
– Hermanus S. Geyer, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa
33 articles, dating from 1953 to 2001
Contributors include: W. Alonso, F.S. Chapin Jr, A. Faludi, A. Gilbert, S. Graham, J. Muller, A. Rapoport, H. Richardson, S. Sassen, R.R. White
Contents:

Acknowledgements

Series Preface Kenneth Button and Peter Nijkamp

Introduction Tüzin Baycan Levent, Peter Batey, Kenneth Button and Peter Nijkamp

PART I PLANNING THEORY AND PRACTICE
1. Kevin Lynch and Lloyd Rodwin (1958), ‘A Theory of Urban Form’
2. John Muller (1998), ‘Paradigms and Planning Practice: Conceptual and Contextual Considerations’
3. John Friedmann (1998), ‘Planning Theory Revisited’
4. John Forester (1999), ‘Reflections on the Future Understanding of Planning Practice’
5. Stephen Graham and Patsy Healey (1999), ‘Relational Concepts of Space and Place: Issues for Planning Theory and Practice’
6. Andreas Faludi (2000), ‘The Performance of Spatial Planning’

PART II PLANNING OF URBAN SETTLEMENTS
7. Lewis Mumford (1954), ‘The Neighborhood and the Neighborhood Unit’
8. Hans Blumenfeld (1955), ‘The Economic Base of the Metropolis’
9. William Alonso (1970), ‘What are New Towns for?’
10. H. Richardson (1972), ‘Optimality in City Size, Systems of Cities and Urban Policy: A Sceptic’s View’
11. A. Rapoport (1983), ‘Environmental Quality, Metropolitan Areas and Traditional Settlements’
12. Peter Gordon and Harry W. Richardson (1997), ‘Are Compact Cities a Desirable Planning Goal?’

PART III FUTURE URBAN STRUCTURE
13. Catherine Bauer Wurster (1963), ‘The Form and Structure of the Future Urban Complex’
14. Charles L. Choguill (1993), ‘Editorial: Sustainable Cities: Urban Policies for the Future’
15. Stephen Graham and Simon Marvin (1994), ‘Telematics and the Convergence of Urban Infrastructure: Implications for Contemporary Cities’
16. Peter Hall (1997), ‘The Future of the Metropolis and its Form’
17. Stephen Graham (1997), ‘Telecommunications and the Future of Cities: Debunking the Myths’
18. Saskia Sassen (2001), ‘Impacts of Information Technologies on Urban Economies and Politics’

PART IV URBAN PLANNING IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD
19. Jorge E. Hardoy and David Satterthwaite (1986), ‘Urban Change in the Third World: Are Recent Trends a Useful Pointer to the Urban Future?’
20. Alan Turner (1992), ‘Urban Planning in the Developing World: Lessons from Experience’
21. Josef Leitmann, Carl Bartone and Janis Bernstein (1992), ‘Environmental Management and Urban Development: Issues and Options for Third World Cities’
22. Alan Gilbert (1992), ‘Third World Cities: Housing, Infrastructure and Servicing’
23. Rodney R. White (1994), ‘Strategic Decisions for Sustainable Urban Development in the Third World’
24. David Drakakis-Smith (1995), ‘Third World Cities: Sustainable Urban Development, 1’

PART V URBAN PLANNING MODELS
25. Britton Harris (1960), ‘Plan or Projection: An Examination of the Use of Models in Planning’
26. F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. (1963), ‘Taking Stock of Techniques for Shaping Urban Growth’
27. A.G. Wilson (1968), ‘Models in Urban Planning: A Synoptic Review of Recent Literature’
28. P.W.J. Batey and M.J. Breheny (1978), ‘Methods in Strategic Planning: Part I: A Descriptive Review’
29. P.W.J. Batey and M.J. Breheny (1978), ‘Methods in Strategic Planning: Part II: A Prescriptive Review’
30. Cecilia Wong (1998), ‘Old Wine in a New Bottle? Planning Methods and Techniques in the 1990s’

PART VI COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN URBAN PLANNING
31. Sherry R. Arnstein (1969), ‘A Ladder of Citizen Participation’
32. Sydney H. Williams (1976), ‘Citizen Participation in City and Regional Planning: An Effective American Methodology’
33. Heather Campbell and Robert Marshall (2000), ‘Public Involvement and Planning: Looking Beyond the One to the Many’

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