Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning offers a selection of the best urban planning scholarship from each of the world's planning school associations. The award-winning papers presented illustrate the concerns and the discourse of planning scholarship communities and provide a glimpse into planning theory and practice by planning academics around the world. All those with an interest in urban and regional planning will find this collection valuable in opening new avenues for research and debate.
Set in context by the editors' introductory chapter, these essays draw on local concerns but also reflect international issues. These include the relationship between planning and economy; concerns over the environment and conservation; the nature of the planning process and decision-making, and the effects of power on planned change.
This book is published in association with the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN), and the nine planning school associations it represents, who have selected these papers based on regional competitions.
About the Author:
Bruce Stiftel is professor of urban and regional planning at Florida State University, USA
Vanessa Watson is professor in the City and Regional Planning programme and deputy director of the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.