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Regions, Spatial Strategies and Sustainable Development

By David Counsell, Graham Haughton

Routledge – 2003 – 264 pages

Series: Regions and Cities

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Description

Focusing on recent regional policy and important planning debates across the English regions, this book analyzes the issues, disputes and tensions that have arisen in regional planning in the new millennium. With a range of local case studies to ground the argument in local as well as regional planning, the authors here build on a range of theoretical insights including state theory and governance, political ecology, governmentality and collaborative planning. Drawing particularly on a discourse approach, the empirical sections examine a range of major controversies from the past five years of regional planning, including:

  • the socio-political resistance to new housing on Greenfield sites
  • alternative approaches to promoting sustainable urban development and policies for urban renaissance
  • policies on redirecting or constraining economic expansion in high-pressure growth areas
  • the social and political bases of new planning technologies for protecting the environment, including sustainability appraisals.

Contents

1. The Re-Emergence of the Region in Policy and Politics 2. Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development 3. Environmental Quality and Spatial Planning: Different Meanings in Different Regions? 4. Housing Need and Urban Form 5. Towards an Urban Renaissance? 6. Inward Investment Versus Sustainable Development: The Economic Development Imperative 7. Governance, Regionalism and Regional Planning 8. Conclusions.

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Description: By David Counsell, Graham Haughton. Focusing on recent regional policy and important planning debates across the English regions, this book analyzes the issues, disputes and tensions that have arisen in regional planning in the new millennium. With a range of local case studies to ground...
Categories: Urban Geography, Environmental Geography