All over the world societies are facing a number of major problems. New developments, challenges and opportunities cause these issues and yet cases tell us that traditional spatial planning responses and tools are often insufficient to tackle these problems and challenges.
Situated Practices of Strategic Planning draws together examples from across the globe – from France to Australia; from Nigeria to the United States, as it observes international comparisons of the strategic planning process. Many approaches and policies used today fail to capture the dynamics of urban/regional transformation and are more concerned with maintaining an existing social order than challenging and transforming it. Stewarded by a team of highly regarded and experienced researchers, this book gives a synthetic view of the process of change and frames future directions of development. It is unique for its combination of analysis of international case studies and reflection on critical nodes and features in strategic planning.
This volume will be of interest to students who study regional planning, academics, professional planners, and policy makers.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part 1|278 pages
Situated experiences of strategic planning worldwide
part |192 pages
Cross-national and national experiences
part |76 pages
Regional and local experiences
part 2|95 pages
Conceptual and critical nodes in strategic planning
part 3|18 pages