The Town Planning Review

Provides articles on urban and regional planning.

Articles from Vol. 74, No. 2, June

Commentary: Sustainable Development and the Aims of Planning, À la Française
Late in 2000 a new planning and urban policy law was approved by the French parliament-the law on solidarity and urban regeneration-Solidarité et Renouvellement Urbain or SRU. The law, which came into force in 2001, has as its name implies the broad...
From Concept to Completion: A Critical Analysis of the Urban Village
This paper provides a critical review of the 'life' of a planning concept-the urban village. Initially it considers the process whereby the concept has become discursively fixed into something seemingly homogeneous, and located carefully in relation...
Globalism and Local Democracy
Globalism and Local Democracy, Robin Hambleton, Hank V. Savitch and Murray Stewart (eds), Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2002, 274 pp., £42.50The European Urban Research Association (EURA) is the brainchild of leading European academics. Set up in...
Land and Limits: Interpreting Sustainability in the Planning Process/Sustainable Communities in Europe
Land and Limits: Interpreting Sustainability in the Planning Process, Susan Owens and Richard Cowell, London, Routledge, 2002, xiv+ 244 pp., £65 (h/b)Sustainable Communities in Europe, William M. Lafferty (ed.), London, Earthscan, 2001, xxi+314 pp.,...
Planning in the Face of Crisis: Land Use, Housing and Mass Immigration in Israel
Planning in the Face of Crisis: Land Use, Housing and Mass Immigration in Israel, Rachelle Alterman, London, Routledge, 2002, 212 pp., £21.99 (p/b)There are disasters, and there are welcome crises. To Israel, Gorbachev allowing Soviet Jewry to come was...
Shouting Very Loudly: Economics, Planning and Politics1
Economists have sought for the past 30 or 40 years to make a contribution to land use planning. Their efforts have generally been ignored, and the paper considers why this should be so. The first reason, it is suggested, is that there is a widespread...
The Impact of Environmental Improvements on Town Centre Regeneration
Using an extensive series of questionnaire surveys targeting traders, residents and shoppers, supported by interviews with key informants, the paper explores the effects of environmental improvements on town centre regeneration in South Wales. Evidence...
Tokyo before the Next Earthquake: Agglomeration-Related Risks, Town Planning and Disaster Prevention
The basis for this paper is the need to give more consideration to man-made rather than natural hazards and the question of the vulnerability of the world's largest urban agglomerations. The stress will be on questions of damage prevention. The paper...
Urban Competitiveness
Urban Competitiveness, Iain Begg (ed.), Bristol, The Policy Press, 2002, 352 pp., £45.00/US$81.00 (h/b), £17.99/US$32.50 (p/b)The international debate about competitiveness has now lasted quite a few years. It has produced interesting results when it...