The Town Planning Review

Provides articles on urban and regional planning.

Articles from Vol. 79, No. 4, 2008

Citizen Input in Urban Heritage Management and Planning: A Quantitative Approach to Citizen Participation
This article discusses why and how to take local citizens, and their values, into account in urban heritage management and planning. It includes an analysis of the relation between a traditional instrumental rational view on planning and a communicative...
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Housing Policy in the UK/Decent Homes for All: Planning's Evolving Role in Housing Provision/British Housebuilders: History and Analysis
Housing Policy in the UK, David Mullins and Alan Murie, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, 324 pp., £21.99 (p/b)Decent Homes for All: Planning's Evolving Role in Housing Provision, Nick Gallent and Mark Tewdwr-Jones, London and New York, Routledge,...
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Jobs and Economic Development in Minority Communities
Jobs and Economic Development in Minority Communities, Paul Ong and Anastasia Louikaitou-Sideris (eds), Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 2006, 314pp., £15.99 (p/b)The forces of economic restructuring, globalisation and suburbanisation, coupled...
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Market Towns: Understanding and Maintaining Functionality
Market or country towns play a crucial role in the functioning of rural and urban fields. However, faced with improvements in personal mobility and communication, and pressures from changes in the structure of their populations, their functionality is...
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Planning and the Economy: A Complex Relationship
The diplomat thought that he had won the first prize in his foreign ministry's lottery. Having spent the past few years in his country's capital in Central Europe he received an attractive offer. For the next three years he could work at the embassy...
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Planning for Retail Development: A Critical View of the British Experience
Planning for Retail Development: A Critical View of the British Experience, Clifford Guy, London and New York, Routledge, 2007, 304 pp., £79.00 (h/b)This is a brand new book - in one sense. There is no doubt that the structure is new and the material...
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Social Capital Development in a Rural Community Based on Exchange Management with Outsiders: The Case of Akimoto, a Small Mountainous Settlement in Japan
This article investigates the potential of exchange management toward social capital development in a rural Japanese community. In Japan, many rural communities are suffering from depopulation. To revitalise such communities, the alternative concept...
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Sustainability, Space and Social Justice: The 2008 UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference
The Planning Research Conference is an annual event, providing a platform for academics from planning and related disciplines to discuss the most recent developments in the field. The 2008 UK-Ireland conference was hosted at Queen's University, Belfast...
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The CAP and the Regions: The Territorial Impact of the Common Agricultural Policy
The CAP and the Regions: The Territorial Impact of the Common Agricultural Policy, M. Shucksmith, K. J. Thomson and D. Roberts (eds), Wallingford, CABI Publishing, 2005, 240 pp., £45.00 (h/b)The CAP and the Regions makes a significant contribution to...
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The Political Economy of Coase's Lighthouse in History (Part I): A Review of the Theories and Models of the Provision of a Public Good
As a contribution to policy planning for public goods provision, Part I of this multi-disciplinary article critically reviews the literature and facts for and against the 1974 paper by Ronald Coase on the lighthouse; discusses theoretical issues omitted;...
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Town and Country Planning in the UK
Town and Country Planning in the UK, Barry Cullingworth and Vincent Nadin, London and New York, Routledge (14th edn), 2006, 588 pp., £29.99 (p/b)The latest edition of Cullingworth and Nadin is as ever comprehensive in its coverage and reminds the reader...
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Transport and Urban Spatial Policy
The connection between land use and transport has been known for centuries: the link is acknowledged in the literature and the results are visible from space (as a visit to Google Earth will confirm). Integration has been urged on planning and transport...
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