The Network Society
A New Context for Planning
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Network Society by Louis Albrechts
Book DescriptionIn a clear and rewarding style, Albrechts and Mandelbaum consider the challenges that the new paradigm of the Network Society creates for Urban and Regional Planning. Chapters grouped into five themes discuss theoretical and practical perspectives on the contemporary organization of social, economic, cultural, political and physical spaces. These sections are: * models of the Network Society * the impact of physical networks such as transport * challenges for Planners raised by society's increased reliance on new technology * an examination of local networks including community networks and the possibilities of setting up local networks for disaster recovery * a comparison of spatial and policy networks and an exploration of the institutions involved. This book is essential reading for graduate level courses in urban studies, city and regional planning, and urban design. With its clear structure - unitary sections but a diversity of perspectives - the book can be used easily in courses such as Planning Theory, Urban Infrastructure and Public Policy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415701518
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Louis Albrechts
Strategic Spatial Projects, Paperback (November 2010)
Presents discussions on strategic spatial projects in Europe and North America. This book contends that planning is not well equipped to take on its challenges if it is considered as only a regulatory and administrative activity. It is intended for spatial planning, urban design and community development and policy studies courses.
Enlarged Europe, Paperback (April 1995)» View all books by Louis Albrechts
This book, divided into five parts, examines in detail the changes and the challenge for policy makers.
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Author Biography - Louis Albrechts
Louis Albrechts is professor of planning in the Department of Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Leuven, Belgium. Seymour Mandelbaum is professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, USA
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