The Town Planning Review

Provides articles on urban and regional planning.

Articles from Vol. 82, No. 6, 2011

Legislative Change in Ireland: A Marxist Political Economy Critique of Planning Law
Relatively little attention has been given in the planning literature to investigating the nature of legislative change in the planning domain. Utilising a political economy approach, this article analyses recent planning legislative change in the Republic...
Planning for Climate Change: The Role of Indigenous Blue Infrastructure, with a Case Study in Sweden
By analysing past hydrological structures in the city of Lund, Sweden, this paper highlights the contexts in which knowledge of the dynamic landscape in its origin, and the subsequent integration of human implementation and perception, will provide a...
Planning's Future - Futures Planning: Planning in an Era of Global (Un)certainty and Transformation: The 3rd World Planning Schools Congress Perth, Western Australia, 4-8 July 2011
The Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN) had an ambitious idea for the new millennium - an international conference of planning educators that was launched with the 2001 World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC) in Shanghai. The objective...
'Re-Assessing' London's Squares: The Development of Preservation Policy 1880-1931
London's squares were reassessed by two incompatible interests in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The first viewed the squares as financial assets and development land; the second considered them as social benefits and urban open spaces,...
Reconstruction after Natural Disasters: The Opportunities and Constraints Facing Our Cities
Each year many parts of the world are inflicted with one type of disaster or another. In the six months or so prior to the writing of this Viewpoint, media reports covered: the impact of a hurricane in Cairns, northern Queensland, Australia; three devastating...
Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes
Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes, Gregory K. Ingram, Armando Carbonell, Yu-Hung Hong and Anthony Flint, Cambridge, MA, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2009, 277 pp., $35.00 (p/b)State growth management policies have been...
Spatial Dynamics in the Urban Playscape: Turin by Night
Recent transformations in the nightlife of city centres in Europe have brought the relationship between urban spaces and forms of consumption by young people into a sharper focus for urban planners and policy-makers. In this article the concept of 'playscape'...
The Annulment of Land Readjustment Projects: An Analysis for Turkey
A number of studies have reported on the positive aspects of land readjustment (LR) methods in various countries, but the problematic issues associated with LR implementation have been studied less frequently. Any legal or technical mistakes made during...
The Death and Life of Greenbelts: 'Local Solutions for Global Challenges', Toronto, 22-24 March 2011
Toronto is famous among students of planning for its public transport, for being the most diverse city in North America and for being the city in which Jane Jacobs chose to make her home for decades. Perhaps in the future it may lay claim to having been...