Conceptions of Space and Place in Strategic Spatial Planning
Edited by Simin Davoudi, Ian Strange
Routledge – 2009 – 290 pages
Series: RTPI Library Series
Bringing together authors from academia and practice, this bookexamines spatial planning at different places throughout the British Isles. Six illustrative case studies of practice examine which conceptions of space and place have been articulated, presented and visualized through the production of spatial strategies. Ranging from a large conurbation (London) to regional (Yorkshire and Humber) and national levels, the case studies give a rounded and grounded view of the physical results and the theory behind them.
While there is widespread support for re-orienting planning towards space and place, there has been little common understanding about what constitutes ‘spatial planning’, and what conceptions of space and place underpin it. This book addresses these questions and stimulates debate and critical thinking about space and place among academic and professional planners.
Introduction Simin Davoudi & Ian Strange 1. Space and place in the twentieth century planning Simin Davoudi & Ian Strange 2. Making Wales: Spatial strategy making in a devolved contextNeil Harris & Huw Thomas 3. Identity and territory: The creation of a national planning framework for Scotland Greg Lloyd & Graeme Purves 4. Gateways and hubs’: Strategic Spatial Planning in Ireland Jim Walsh 5. Building consensus in contested spaces and places? The regional development strategy for Northern Ireland Michael Murray 6. Doing strategic planning differently: the Yorkshire and Humber regional spatial strategy Gordon Dabinett 7. Managing the metropolis: economic change, institutional reform and spatial planning in London Nick Bailey 8. Asymmetric development in spatial planning: positivist contents and poststructuralist processes? Simin Davoudi 9. Conclusion Simin Davoudi and Ian Strange
Simin Davoudi is Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning and Co-Director of the Institute for Research on Environment and Sustainability at Newcastle University (IRES). She is Past President of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP).
Ian Strange is Professor of Spatial Planning at the Centre for Urban Development and Environmental Management in the School of the Built Environment at Leeds Metropolitan University.