Published in 1998, Regional Development and Planning for the 21st Century examines a number of related themes including: the traditional approach of local and regional planning initiatives developed within the context of national goals; the current decline of bi-polar political and ideological blocs; political decentralization and concurrent economic centralization including the growth of multi-national corporations; devolution of centralized planning powers to regions and localities, and the rise and acceptance of sustainable development concepts. The book is divided into five parts addressing: 1 - adjustments to political, economic and social change; 2 the problems of urban housing and housing and health; 3 - adjustments to environmental change, development policies and sustainability; 4 - the problem of rapid urban growth and mega cities; 5 - adjustments of changing urban networks. The contributors are from several countries worldwide and the chapters examine the issues at a global level.

chapter 1|17 pages

Currents of Change: Urban Planning and Regional Development

ByFrank J. Costa, Allen G. Noble, Ashok K. Dutt, Robert B. Kent

chapter 2|16 pages

Finnish and American Planning: A Comparative Analysis

ByMauri Palomaki, Frank J. Costa, Allen G. Noble

chapter 4|23 pages

Regional Planning and Development as Affected by Tamil Insurgency in Sri Lanka

ByShantha K. Hennayake, Bernard L. Panditharatne

chapter 5|20 pages

Population Dynamics and Planning: China and India

ByGeorge M. Pomeroy, Ashok K. Dutt

chapter 6|23 pages

Transportation, Regional Development, and Economic Potential in Mexico

ByDavid J. Keeling

chapter 7|26 pages

Shifts in Slum Upgrading Policy in India with Special Reference to Calcutta

ByAshok K. Dutt, Animesh Halder, Chandreyee Mittra

chapter 8|18 pages

Health Planning and the Resurgence of Malaria in Urban India

ByRais Akhtar, Ashok K. Dutt, Vandana Wadhwa

chapter 9|18 pages

Residential Land Development in Highland Ecuador

ByBetty E. Smith

chapter 10|20 pages

Sustainable Development in China: Reconciling Modernity with Tradition

ByPatrick H. Wirtz, Eric J. Heikkila

chapter 11|17 pages

Tourist Facility Development and Coastal Zone Management in Costa Rica

ByBrian Coffey, Bronwyn Irwin, Theresa L. Urban

chapter 12|19 pages

Reflections on Cuban Socialism and Planning in the “Special Period”

ByJoseph L. Scarpaci

chapter 13|23 pages

The Promotion of Neoliberal Industrialization in Third World Countries

ByThomas Klak, Garth Myers

chapter 14|16 pages

Urban Planning and Development in Calcutta: Local and Global Issues

ByChristopher Cusack

chapter 17|18 pages

Seven Decades of New Land Planning: The Ijsselmeer Polder Experience

ByCoenrad van der Wal

chapter 18|13 pages

Decentralization, Popular Participation, and Changing Patterns of Urban and Regional Development in Bolivia

ByRobert B. Kent, Edgar Guardia, Olav K. Sibille

chapter 19|14 pages

Future Trends: Globalism and Regionalism

ByChristopher Cusack