Introduction: rising to the global challenges Anthony Gar-On Yeh
The purpose of the Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning series is to make generally available a selection of the best scholarship in urban and regional planning from each of the world’s scholarly planning communities. The papers are elected by the Dialogues editors from among those nominated by the nine associations that are members of the Global Planning Education Association Network. In this introductory chapter we describe the background of Dialogues and present an overview of this volume. We begin by summarizing the emergence of the global Planning Schools Movement and the associated rise of an international scholarly community in planning. We then develop a framework for the volume, drawing on the UN Habitat report, Planning Sustainable Cities. Finally, we position the various chapters within this framework.