Series: Regions and Cities
In recent years, regional policy and development have been faced with a new set of challenges and one of these is the development of ‘soft spaces’. Soft spaces indicate those loci of economic and business activity that don’t conform to political and territorial boundaries such as the...
To Be Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge
Democratic Deficits in European Territorial Governance
This book brings together a number of highly innovative and thought provoking contributions from European researchers in territorial governance-related fields such as human geography, planning studies, sociology, and management studies. The contributions share the ambition of highlighting troubling...
To Be Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge
This book looks at the transition from New Labour’s ‘Spatial Planning’ approach to the Coalition Government’s preferred ‘Localism’ approach. Localism we are told will liberate local planners from the heavy hand of central government and allow planning to flourish at the local level. Alternatively,...
Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge
Territorial Management with Soft Spaces and Fuzzy Boundaries
Spatial planning, strongly advocated by government and the profession, is intended to be more holistic, more strategic, more inclusive, more integrative and more attuned to sustainable development than previous approaches. In what the authors refer to as the New Spatial Planning, there is...
Published November 11th 2009 by Routledge
Spatial Governance in a Fragmented Nation
This book provides a multi-disciplinary study of territory, identity and space in a devolved UK, through the lens of spatial planning. It draws together leading internationally renowned researchers from a variety of disciplines to address the implications of devolution upon spatial planning and the...
Published June 14th 2006 by Routledge
New Directions for Planning Theory
Planning theory is currently in a confused state as a consequence of a number of changes over the last ten years in planning practice and social and economic theory. Even prior to these events, planning theory was an uncertain discipline, reflecting planning's precarious position between and...
Published November 7th 2001 by Routledge
Series: RTPI Library Series
Postmodern social theory has provided significant insights into our understanding of society and its components. Key thinkers including Foucault, Baudrillard and Lyotard have challenged existing ideas about power and rationality in society. This book analyses planning from a postmodern perspective...
Published October 25th 2000 by Routledge
Did the 1980s and 1990s see the death of planning?Exposing the myth that has grown up around Thatcherism, leading experts from a wide range of land-use policy areas examine the changes that were brought about in planning and the environment during the 1980s and 1990s, and argue that much less was...
Published March 4th 1998 by Routledge