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Community Indicators Measuring Systems

Community Indicators Measuring Systems

Rhonda Phillips
September 25, 2017

Community indicators measuring systems represent a mechanism to improve monitoring and evaluation in planning, incorporating citizen involvement and participation. They reflect the interplay between social, environmental and economic factors affecting a region's or community's well-being, and, as...

A Region in Transition: North East England at the Millennium

A Region in Transition: North East England at the Millennium

John Tomaney, Neil Ward
June 28, 2017

The UK has now joined a Europe-wide trend towards more devolved forms of government (e.g. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Assemblies). In the context of this general trend towards regionalizm as a focus for public policy and as a source of cultural and political identity, an interdisciplinary...

Geography and Economy in South Africa and its Neighbours

Geography and Economy in South Africa and its Neighbours

Christian M. Rogerson, Anthony Lemon
April 30, 2017

The dismantling of the apartheid regime in South Africa caused massive transformation in both geographical and economic terms, not only in this country but also in the region as a whole. As the post-apartheid government enters its second term, this captivating volume assesses its progress in...

Evaluating British Urban Policy: Ideology, Conflict and Compromise

Evaluating British Urban Policy: Ideology, Conflict and Compromise

Suet Ying Ho
March 06, 2017

Since the Conservative government of the late 70s introduced its stringent spending policy, a 'value for money' ideology has dictated most new approaches to policy management. As a result, monitoring and evaluation have become an integral part in the policy process. Focusing on the experience of...

Evolving Cities: Geocomputation in Territorial Planning

Evolving Cities: Geocomputation in Territorial Planning

Lidia Diappi
February 27, 2017

Geocomputation has come of age. The whirlwind of change experienced in Geographical Information Science (GIS) - developments in IT, and new data gathering and earth observing technologies - has taken GIS beyond mere data and towards its analysis, modeling, and use in problem solving....

Rethinking European Spatial Policy as a Hologram: Actions, Institutions, Discourses

Rethinking European Spatial Policy as a Hologram: Actions, Institutions, Discourses

Valeria Fedeli, Luigi Doria
December 07, 2016

Bringing together case studies from several European countries, this book provides an in-depth examination of the evolution of European spatial policy. Contributors focus on changes to the design and implementation of European policies at both national and local levels and examine institutional...

Planning Cultures in Europe: Decoding Cultural Phenomena in Urban and Regional Planning

Planning Cultures in Europe: Decoding Cultural Phenomena in Urban and Regional Planning

Frank Othengrafen, Joerg Knieling
November 30, 2016

Bringing together an interdisciplinary team from across the EU, this book connects elements of cultural and planning theories to explain differences and peculiarities among EU member states. A 'culturized planning model' is introduced to consider the 'rules of the game': how culture affects...

Infrastructure Provision and the Negotiating Process

Infrastructure Provision and the Negotiating Process

Frank Ennis
November 16, 2016

The provision of infrastructure for urban developments is increasingly becoming a highly contentious and important issue in planning negotiations. By drawing together a range of case studies from North America, Australia and Europe, this book compares how a number of planning systems deal with...

Regionalism Contested: Institution, Society and Governance

Regionalism Contested: Institution, Society and Governance

Henrik Halkier, Iwona Sagan
November 15, 2016

As we move further into the 21st century, the prominence of regions can no longer be taken for granted. A certain skepticism has developed with regard to the feasibility of marginal regions achieving self-sustained growth and states have maintained their role as regulators of economic and social...

Planning in a Global Era

Planning in a Global Era

Andy Thornley, Yvonne Rydin
November 11, 2016

Globalization was the buzzword of the last decade. Advances in communication technology, computing and air travel have all contributed to the establishment of what has been referred to as a 'network society' that encompasses the globe. Such arguments clearly have a significance on planning - an...

Spatial Planning and Urban Development in the New EU Member States: From Adjustment to Reinvention

Spatial Planning and Urban Development in the New EU Member States: From Adjustment to Reinvention

Uwe Altrock, Simon Güntner, Sandra Huning, Deike Peters
October 26, 2016

Accession to the EU in May 2004 was a historic milestone for the spatial and urban development of the new member states. Meanwhile, the social and economic transition during the pre-accession phase already brought about radical changes in national urban systems and new challenges for regional...

The Dublin-Belfast Development Corridor: Ireland’s Mega-City Region?

The Dublin-Belfast Development Corridor: Ireland’s Mega-City Region?

John Yarwood
October 19, 2016

The aim of the Dublin-Belfast Development Corridor is to link several towns and cities by various modes of communication in order to create a poly-centric mega-city region in Ireland on a scale large enough to compete with the major urban clusters of continental Europe. This volume brings together...

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