Planning Ideas That Matter Livability, Territoriality, Governance, and Reflective Practice

ISBN-10: 026251768X

ISBN-13: 9780262517683

Edition: 2012

Authors: Bishwapriya Sanyal, Lawrence J. Vale, Christina D. Rosan

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Over the past hundred years of urbanization and suburbanization, four key themes have shaped urban and regional planning in both theory and practice: livability, territoriality, governance, and reflective professional practice. Planning Ideas That Matter charts the trajectories of these powerful planning ideas in an increasingly interconnected world.The contributors, leading theorists and practitioners, discuss livability in terms of such issues as urban density, land use, and the relationship between the built environment and natural systems; examine levels of territorial organization, drawing on literature on regionalism, metropolitanism, and territorial competition; describe the ways planning connects to policy making and implementation in a variety of political contexts; and consider how planners conceive of their work and learn from practice.Throughout, the emphasis is on how individuals and institutions--including government, business, professional organizations, and universities--have framed planning problems and ideas. The focus is less on techniques and programs than on the underlying concepts that have animated professional discourse over the years. The book is recommended for classroom use, as a reference for scholars and practitioners, and as a history of planning for those interested in the development of the field.
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Bishwapriya Sanyal is Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning at MIT.

Lawrence J. Vale is Ford Professor of Urban Design and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author most recently of Purging the Poorest: Public Housing and the Design Politics of Twice-Cleared Communities.

List of Contributors
Four Planning Conversations
Ideas about Livability
Shaping Urban Form
New Urbanism
Sustainability in Planning: The Arc and Trajectory of a Movement, and New Directions for the Twenty-First-Century City
Ideas about Territoriality
Regional Development Planning
Metropolitanism: How Metropolitan Planning Has Been Shaped by and Reflected in the Plans of the Regional Plan Association
Territorial Competitiveness: Lineages, Practices, Ideologies
Ideas about Governance
Urban Development
Public-Private Engagement: Promise and Practice
Good Governance: The Inflation of an Idea
Self-Help Housing Ideas and Practice in the Americas
Ideas about Professional Reflection
Reflective Practice
Communicative Planning: Practices, Concepts, and Rhetorics
Social Justice as Responsible Practice: Influence of Race, Ethnicity, and the Civil Rights Era
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