Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategies
Towards a Relational Planning for Our Times
By (author) Prof. Patsy Healey
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Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategies by Prof. Patsy Healey
Book DescriptionUrban Complexity and Spatial Strategies develops important new relational and institutionalist approaches to policy analysis and planning, of relevance to all those with an interest in cities and urban areas. Well-illustrated chapters weave together conceptual development, experience and implications for future practice and address the challenge of urban and metropolitan planning and development. Useful for students, social scientists and policy makers, Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategies offers concepts and detailed cases of interest to those involved in policy development and management, as well as providing a foundation of ideas and experiences, an account of the place-focused practices of governance and an approach to the analysis of governance dynamics. For those in the planning field itself, this book re-interprets the role of planning frameworks in linking spatial patterns to social dynamics with twenty-first century relevance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415380348
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Prof. Patsy Healey
Making Better Places, Hardback (May 2010)
A major new introduction to planning by one of the leading figures in the field. This text goes beyond description of planning's central ideas and practices to stress the importance of its potential to improve the quality of life in the 21st century.
Crossing Borders, Hardback (February 2010)
Takes a critical look at the international diffusion of planning ideas and practices, their impacts on planning practices in different contexts, on the challenge of 'situating' planning practices, and on the ethical and methodological issues of international exchange in the planning field.
Land Use Planning and the Mediation of Urban Change, Paperback (February 2009)» View all books by Prof. Patsy Healey
This book, originally published in 1988, provides an account of an analysis of British planning in practice, as observed through empirical research including a range of case studies.
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Author Biography - Prof. Patsy Healey
Patsy Healey is Professor Emeritus in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Newcastle, where she was previously Head of Department, then Director of the Centre for Research in European Urban Environments. She is a specialist in planning theory, planning systems and planning practices and has undertaken research on how planning strategies work out in practice and on partnership forms of neighbourhood regeneration experiences. She is Senior Editor of the Journal, Planning Theory and Practice.
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