land-use planning and city
Glen Bramley and Christine Lambert
This paper is concerned with the operation and impacts of planning on
patterns of urbandevelopment and city (region) competitiveness. Land-
use planning is one of the most important, possibly now the most
important, form of regulatory intervention in economic activity and
development in Britain. Indeed, some prescriptions for improving Britain’s
competitive economic performance draw particular attention to planning
The COVID-19 crises created a drastic confrontation with our urban, and housing environments. This chapter examines two very different parts of the city of Mardin, Turkey, one modern and one traditional, and how they dealt with the first wave of the pandemic. During the lockdown, the modern part of the city that was primarily developed through generic urbandevelopment patterns based on modernist infrastructure, went through a complete paralysis. The insufficient living conditions within its apartments and interrupted service provision emerged as the most
the municipality itself (City of Stockholm, 2016 ), one set of key actors in this process are those public officials who have as their task allocating the use of publicly owned land. In Stockholm, this work primarily falls within the ambit of the somewhat newfangled professional category of ‘development engineers’ – which has risen to prominence as a key player in the Swedish urbandevelopment process in recent decades.
Based on these premises and the overarching topic of this book, this chapter will aim at exploring four interrelated questions regarding the role
rise of Christian-only enclaves in Lahore can be viewed as an urban intervention to deal with some of the exclusions and threats faced by the community as a religious minority. Beginning in the 1950s, several such settlements were constructed in the south of the city. The largest of these was Youhanabad, which was established in the 1960s by a Catholic mission, and currently has an estimated population of around 200,000. This chapter makes sense of Youhanabad as a model urbandevelopment that was planned for addressing the challenges faced by Christians in Pakistan
Current city rankings, cities’ global advertising campaigns and large-scale urbandevelopment dynamics with iconic ‘trophy’ buildings, among others, suggest a somewhat schizophrenic trend in contemporary urbandevelopment. Cities take much pride in scoring high as the globe’s most affluent places. Yet, they pay a high price for doing so by conceding to the powers of a planning ‘technocracy’, whose activities often intensify the inequalities of living conditions and the unaffordability of housing, to name but a few. This chapter explores the
Policy and Politics, Yol. I3 No.2 (1985), 175-210
A Comparison of Urban Policy Directions and
Programme Impact in the United States and
Edited by Robin Boyle
The papers presented here are the product of an Urban Policy Col-
loquium held in the Summer of 1984, at the University of Strathclyde,
Glasgow, Some forty participants from the Scottish Development
Department, Department of the Environment, Scottish Development
Agency, Glasgow District Council, Strathclyde Regional Council and
academic departments concerned
This book explores cities and the intra-regional relational dynamics often overlooked by urban scholars, and it challenges common representations of urban development successes and failures.
Gathering leading international scholars from Europe, Australia and North America, it explores the secondary city concept in urban development theory and practice and advances a research agenda that highlights uneven development concerns.
By emphasising the subordinate status of secondary cities relative to their dominant neighbours the book raises new questions about regional development in the Global North. It considers alternative relations and development strategies that innovatively reimagine the subordinate status of secondary cities and showcase their full potential.
This book uses an international perspective and draws on a wide range of new conceptual and empirical material to examine the sources of conflict and cooperation within the different landscapes of knowledge that are driving contemporary urban change. Based on the premise that historically established systems of regulation and control are being subject to unprecedented pressures, scholars critically reflect on the changing role of planning and governance in sustainable urban development, looking at how a shift in power relations between expert and local cultures in western planning processes has blurred the traditional boundaries between public, private and voluntary sectors.
For the past half-century, the planning system has operated on the basis of a growth-dependence paradigm. It has been based on market-led urban development and has sought to provide community benefits from a share of development profits. However, we do not live in a world where growth can be taken for granted and we are more aware than previously of the implications for well-being and sustainability. This timely book provides a fresh analysis of the limitations of the growth-dependence planning paradigm. It considers alternative urban development models, ways of protecting and enhancing existing low value land uses and means of managing community assets within the built environment. In each case it spells out the role that a reformed planning system could play in establishing a new agenda for planning. The book will be of relevance to planning students, planning professionals and planning academics, as well as urban policy specialists more generally.