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RTPI LIbrary Series

The RTPI Library Series is published by Routledge in conjunction with The Royal Town Planning Institute, this series of leading-edge texts looks at all aspects of spatial planning theory and practice from a comparative and international perspective.

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Series Editor: Robert Upton and Patsy Healey, RTPI, London, UK

Published by Routledge in conjunction with The Royal Town Planning Institute, this series of leading-edge texts looks at all aspects of spatial planning theory and practice from a comparative and international perspective.

The series:

•explores the dimensions of spatial planning and urbanism, in relation to people, place, space and environment
•develops the theoretical and methodological foundations of planning
•investigates the relationship between theory and practice
•examines the contribution of planners to resolving social, economic and environmental concerns.
By linking planning to disciplines such as economics, anthropology, sociology, geography, environmental and urban studies, the project’s inherent focus on sustainable development places the theoretical and practical relationships between social, economic and environmental issues in their spatial context.

The Royal Town Planning Institute is Chartered to advance the science and art of spatial planning for the benefit of the public. The Institute was founded in 1914. It currently has 17,500 members, in Britain and Ireland and nearly 90 other countries.

Planning is concerned with the making of place and the mediation of space. Planning is key to the practice of sustainable development because it deals with the physical spatial relationships between our economic, social and environmental objectives.

Related Products

  1. Effective Practice in Spatial Planning

    By Janice Morphet

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    After years of being regarded as a regulatory tool, spatial planning is now a key agent in delivering better places for the future. Dealing with the role of spatial planning in major change such as urban extensions or redevelopment, this book asks how it can deliver at the local level....

    Published June 21st 2010 by Routledge

  2. Transport Matters

    Integrated Approaches to Planning City-Regions

    By Angela Hull

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Addressing the principles of sustainability, spatial planning, integration, governance and accessibility of transport, this book focuses on the problem of providing efficient and low energy transport systems which serve the needs of everybody. It explores many of the new arguments, ideas and...

    Published August 9th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Crossing Borders

    International Exchange and Planning Practices

    Edited by Patsy Healey, Robert Upton

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    The complex diffusion processes affecting the flow of planning ideas and practices across the globe are illustrated in this book. It raises questions about why and how some ideas and practices attract international attention, and about the invention processes which go on when...

    Published February 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  4. Cohesion, Coherence, Cooperation: European Spatial Planning Coming of Age?

    By Andreas Faludi

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Since its foundation the European Union has gradually developed policies that are aimed at achieving increased economic and social cohesion. This book examines the most recent of these, the concept of territorial cohesion. Territorial cohesion is the pursuit of balanced development, competitiveness...

    Published October 1st 2010 by Routledge

  5. Land and Limits

    Interpreting Sustainability in the Planning Process, 2nd Edition

    By Susan Owens, Richard Cowell

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    The first edition of this seminal book was written at a time of rapidly growing interest in the potential for land use planning to deliver sustainable development, and explored the connections between the two and implications for public policy. In the decade since the book was first conceived,...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Implementing Sustainability

    The New Zealand Experience

    By Caroline L. Miller

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    New Zealand’s Resource Management Act (RMA) was hailed as a radical new approach to planning that would both achieve better environmental outcomes and benefit developers by working rapidly and more efficiently. This book examines the lessons that can be learned by planning practitioners...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

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