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Bicycle Urbanism: Reimagining Bicycle Friendly Cities

Bicycle Urbanism: Reimagining Bicycle Friendly Cities

Forthcoming

Rachel Berney
February 15, 2018

Over recent decades, bicycling has received renewed interest as a means of improving transportation through crowded cities, improving personal health, and reducing environmental impacts associated with travel. Much of the discussion surrounding cycling has focused on bicycle facility design—how to...

Instruments of Land Policy: Dealing with Scarcity of Land

Instruments of Land Policy: Dealing with Scarcity of Land

Forthcoming

Jean-David Gerber, Thomas Hartmann, Andreas Hengstermann
January 26, 2018

In dealing with scarce land, planners often need to interact with, and sometimes confront, property right-holders to address complex property rights situations. To reinforce their position in situations of rivalrous land uses, planners can strategically use and combine different policy instruments...

Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places

Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places

Elen-Maarja Trell, Britta Restemeyer, Melanie M. Bakema, Bettina van Hoven
September 26, 2017

Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places provides an overview and a critical analysis of the ways in which the concept ‘resilience’ has been addressed in social sciences research. In doing so, this edited book draws together state-of-the-art research from a variety of disciplines (i.e. spatial...

Towards Sustainable Cities: East Asian, North American and European Perspectives on Managing Urban Regions

Towards Sustainable Cities: East Asian, North American and European Perspectives on Managing Urban Regions

Peter J. Marcotullio, André Sorensen
September 25, 2017

While there has been much recent research into achieving sustainability in urban areas, most of this is specific to a particular region. This volume broadens these discussions by extending the analysis from North American and European cities to include East Asian cities. Many cities in Asia have...

Nordic Experiences of Sustainable Planning: Policy and Practice

Nordic Experiences of Sustainable Planning: Policy and Practice

Sigríður Kristjánsdóttir
August 30, 2017

For well over a decade, there has been a drive towards sustainability in planning throughout the Nordic countries. But are these countries experiencing a paradigm shift in planning research and practice with regards to sustainability? Or is the sustainability discourse leading them into an impasse...

Renewing Urban Communities: Environment, Citizenship and Sustainability in Ireland

Renewing Urban Communities: Environment, Citizenship and Sustainability in Ireland

Mark Scott, Niamh Moore
May 16, 2017

Ireland is now an urban society, and both parts of the island have experienced rapid urban-generated growth and new patterns of development in recent years. This inter-disciplinary book adopts an all-Ireland perspective to investigate the tension that exists between sustainable urban development...

Advancing Sustainability at the Sub-National Level: The Potential and Limitations of Planning

Advancing Sustainability at the Sub-National Level: The Potential and Limitations of Planning

Eran Feitelson
May 16, 2017

Sustainability notions have been widely embraced by planners. However, the question of what can planners contribute to the advancement of such notions has not received much attention until now. This volume examines the potential contribution of planning to the advancement of sustainability at...

Plan-making for Sustainability: The New Zealand Experience

Plan-making for Sustainability: The New Zealand Experience

Neil J. Ericksen, Philip R. Berke, Jennifer E. Dixon
May 16, 2017

Around the introduction of Agenda 21 at Rio in 1991, some countries like the Netherlands and New Zealand were already leading the way with quite innovative approaches to environmental planning. Focusing on the New Zealand government's innovations in sustainable and environmental planning,...

The TVA Regional Planning and Development Program: The Transformation of an Institution and Its Mission

The TVA Regional Planning and Development Program: The Transformation of an Institution and Its Mission

David A. Johnson
May 16, 2017

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a world-renowned model for regional planning and development. Based along the Tennessee River and its series of hydro-electric power stations, dams and reservoirs, the TVA development program envisioned a broad regional planning program. The program focused...

Integrating City Planning and Environmental Improvement: Practicable Strategies for Sustainable Urban Development

Integrating City Planning and Environmental Improvement: Practicable Strategies for Sustainable Urban Development

Gert de Roo, Donald Miller
November 30, 2016

Since Integrating City Planning and Environmental Improvement was originally published in 1999, the practice of integrating urban physical planning and environmental quality management has been widely adopted by governments worldwide. Fully revised and updated with a new preface by editors Donald...

Urban Sprawl in Western Europe and the United States

Urban Sprawl in Western Europe and the United States

Chang-Hee Christine Bae, Harry W. Richardson
November 15, 2016

Urban sprawl is one of the key planning issues today. This book compares Western Europe and the USA, focusing on anti-sprawl policies. The USA is known for its settlement patterns that emphasize low-density suburban development and extreme automobile dependence, whereas European countries emphasize...

Environmental Planning in the Netherlands: Too Good to be True: From Command-and-Control Planning to Shared Governance

Environmental Planning in the Netherlands: Too Good to be True: From Command-and-Control Planning to Shared Governance

Gert de Roo
November 11, 2016

The Netherlands is one of the most prominent and innovative countries in the field of environmental planning. Over the past decade, its government has introduced such ground-breaking schemes as Integrated Environmental Zoning, the City-Environment Project, the Bubble Concept and Policy Concepts and...

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