Planning And Urban Change

Planning And Urban Change

by ProfessorStephenWard (Author)


Fully revised and thoroughly updated, the Second Edition of "Planning and Urban Change" provides an accessible yet richly detailed account of British urban planning. Stephen Ward demonstrates how urban planning can be understood through three categories: ideas - urban planning history as the development of theoretical approaches: from radical and utopian beginnings, to the 'new right' thinking of the 1980s, and recent interest in green thought and sustainability; policies - urban planning history as an intensely political process, the text explains the complicated relation between planning theory and political practice; and, impacts - urban planning history as the divergence of expectation and outcome, each chapter shows how intended impacts have been modified by economic and social forces. This Second Edition features an entirely new chapter on the key policy changes that have occurred under the Major and Blair governments, together with a critical review of current policy trends.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Published: 28 Apr 1994

ISBN 10: 185396218X
ISBN 13: 9781853962189

Media Reviews
`From start to finish the text comes in short, captioned gobbets, ready-made for conversion by teachers into overhead transparencies or class topics, and by students into essay answers. As a standard history text it will provide a fine basis for teaching and for student work' - Planning Perspectives

`Clear, thorough, fascinating and wise. It should be required reading for any student of planning. Any student who has read and absorbed this book will have a firm foundation on which to comprehend the debates that have surrounded town planning in Britain this century down to the present day' - Planning Practice and Research

`This is a masterly survey of planning over the last hundred years, well written, with apposite and telling illustrations' -

Professor J B Cullingworth, Cities

`This excellently organised and clearly written text can be read both for its overall demolition of the omnipotence of town planning and also to obtain authoritative briefings on those many urban geographical topics which are part of 'A'-Level syllabuses' - Geography

`This is a useful and welcome addition to the town planning text book shelf and one that complements rather than replicates the existing books on offer. Ward does a credible job in providing students of town planning with a readable and informative book that offers a good introduction to the subject' - Local Government Studies

`One of the best reviews of British planning history recently written' - Urban Studies

`This is a reliable, readable and well-illustrated account of the history of planning in Britain over the past hundred years' - Regional Studies

`Ward's book is a fine achievement, a text which is well structured, written, illustrated, and arranged, and which makes clear attempts to reinterpret the systems of ideas that have underpinned previous periods of planning thought and practice' - Environment and Planning B

`Notable for its scholarship, and is an excellent source for the main themes, debates and policies in the history of planning' - Progress in Human Geography

`A thoughtful and critical account of the history of British town and country planning... The book certainly ranks as one of the key texts on past and contemporary problems and issues surrounding planning theory and practice' - European Planning Studies

Author Bio
Stephen V. (Steve) Ward is widely known internationally for his work in the field of planning history. He is a former President of the International Planning History Society 1996-2002 and remains a member of its governing Council. He is also a former editor of the refereed journal Planning Perspectives and continues as a member of its Editorial Board. He is also an Editorial Board member of the American refereed Journal of Planning History. He has published widely on historical matters relating to planning with many books, book chapters, articles and other outputs to his name.