This title was first published in 2001. Planning today has to deal with a completely different world from the one in which many of the basic ways of thought of the profession were founded. Many traditional planning approaches often seem less relevant when attention is increasingly being focused on sustainable development, deregulation and competitiveness in a global world. Focusing on the changes that are taking place in the realm of planning practice and spatial planning across Europe, this text examines the driving forces for institutional change. It brings together a team of leading planning academics with experience of planning practice and policies, from the UK, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Italy and Norway. Throughout the 12 chapters of the book, they examine and compare new approaches to planning across Europe at local, metropolitan, regional, national and international levels.

chapter 1|7 pages

In Search of New Approaches for Planning

ByJeremy Alden, Louis Albrechts, Artur da Rosa Pires

chapter 4|28 pages

Planning at a National Scale: A New Planning Framework for the UK

ByJeremy Alden

chapter 6|22 pages

Regionalisation and Planning: Creating Institutions and Stakeholders in the English Regions

ByJonathan Murdoch, Andrew Norton

chapter 7|25 pages

The Ruhr in Germany: A Laboratory for Regional Governance

ByKlaus Kunzmann

chapter 8|23 pages

New Tasks and New Forms for Comprehensive Planning in Italy

ByAlessandro Balducci

chapter 9|28 pages

Breaking the Ties with the Master Plan: Spatial Strategic Plans in Portugal

ByArtur da Rosa Pires

chapter 12|11 pages

Conclusions: Driving Forces for Institutional Change

ByArtur da Rosa Pires, Louis Albrechts, Jeremy Alden