Urban and Regional Technology Planning
Planning Practice in the Global Knowledge Economy
Published May 8th 2006 by Routledge – 288 pages
Series: Networked Cities Series
Part of the popular Networked Cities series, Urban and Regional Technology Planning focuses on the practice of relational planning and the stimulation of local city-regional scale development planning in the context of the global knowledge economy and network society.
Designed to offer scholars, practitioners, and decision makers studies on the ways of cities, technologies, and multiple forms of urban movement intersect and create the contemporary urban environment, Kenneth Corey and Mark Wilson explore the dynamics of technology-induced change that is taking place within the context of the global knowledge economy and network society.
Examining first the knowledge economy itself, Wilson and Corey go on to discuss its implications before proposing ways to strategize for future intelligent development, with particular emphasis on the ALERT model for regional and local planning.
An important read for those practicing or studying planning in this network society.
'Corey and Wilson offer some useful provocative thinking on current urban and, especially, regional development planning, and they provide planning practitioners with an open and versatile framework for action … a refreshing and inspiring read.' – Planning Practice and Research
'It has the drive and the conciseness of a manifesto … and as such it is fairly convincing. It effectively shows the increasing variety of scales and issues planners have to deal with today, and it provides a framework for analysing these and structuring consequent action.' – Planning Practice and Research
Introduction Part 1: Change Part 2: Concepts Part 3: Context Part 4: ALERT: A Model for Regional and Local Planning Part 4: Support Bibliography Index
Kenneth Corey is Professor in the Department of Geography and the Urban and Regional Planning Program of Michigan State University.
Mark Wilson is Associate Professor in the Urban and Regional Planning Program of the School of Planning, Design and Construction and the Department of Geography at Michigan State University and also serves as a research economist with the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at MSU.