The Town Planning Review

Provides articles on urban and regional planning.

Articles from Vol. 89, No. 3, 2018

CONCUR Expert Workshop: The Impact of Strategic Spatial Plans on Land Change in Urban Regions: Debating Plan Making and Plan Implementation, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland, 9–10 November 2017
IntroductionGlobally, urban regions are undergoing a highly dynamic process of land change. In European urban regions, especially since the 1990s, strategic spatial planning has played a key role in guiding urban transformation. The Swiss Federal Research...
Creating Climate Change Adaptation Plans for Rural Coastal Communities Using Deliberation with Analysis as Public Participation for Social Learning
Introduction: climate change and stakeholder-driven adaptation plans in rural communitiesThe latest National Climate Assessment demonstrates that rural coastal communities face greater threats from climate change than inland, more populated areas (US...
Debating the Neoliberal City
Debating the Neoliberal City, edited by Gilles Pinson and Christelle Morel Journel, Abingdon, Routledge, 220pp, ISBN: 978147245 9572Debating the Neoliberal City is an edited volume that offers a sympathetic but critical reading of the 'neo-liberal city...
Green Belts: Past; Present; Future?
Green Belts: Past; Present; Future?, John Sturzaker and Ian Mell, Abingdon and New York, Routledge, 2017, 198 pp, ?70 (hardback), ISBN978113885 8237As has been widely noted, and as is repeated in Chapter 1 of John Sturzaker and Ian Mell's Green Belts:...
Locating Localism: Statecraft, Citizenship and Democracy
Locating Localism: Statecraft, Citizenship and Democracy, Jane Wills, Bristol, Policy Press, 2016, 251 pp, ?24.99, ISBN 97&44732 3044If, like me, studying localism provokes a series of questions about how such a complicated system came into being,...
Minding the Gap: The Professionals' View on the Interaction between Urban Design Theory and Practice
Introduction: which theory and whose practice? The problem of differing conceptionsIn urban design, as in many other disciplines (Schon, 1984; Bernstein, 1972), there is a tension between theory and practice. Even though they are perceived to be distinct...
Neighbourhood Planning in London: Fulfilling the Coalition's Stated Objectives? an Exploration of the Representativeness and Inclusiveness of Neighbourhood Forums
Under the Coalition's localism agenda, neighbourhood planning has been introduced as a new mechanism to facilitate more public participation and decision-making power for all communities, in order to achieve David Cameron's 'Big Society'. Neighbourhood...
Open Call for Papers Planning and the New Urban Agenda: TPR 2020 Initiative
In a rapidly urbanising world the twenty-first century is being seen as the 'urban century' with international debates and reflection on cities across a range of political arenas and policy agendas. Yet though cities and urban regions are seen as being...
Spatial Strategies through Land-Use Plans, Urban Projects and Metropolitan Visions: Twenty-Five Years of Planning in Turin
IntroductionSince the 1960s, prominent Anglo-American schools of planning developed an aversion to modernist land-use and physical planning (Sanyal, 2008). Comprehensive blueprints and master plans were depicted as part of the problem in urban and regional...
The Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking
The Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking, Urban Design London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, RIBA publication, 2017, 192 PP-, ?30, ISBN978I85946 7480If you walk around most urban design practices you will find two documents on most desks and drawing...
Urban Redevelopment and Modernity in Liverpool and Manchester, 1918-1939
Urban Redevelopment and Modernity in Liverpool and Manchester, 1918-1939, Charlotte Wildman (Bloomsbury, 2016). 287+xiii pp, ?90 (hardback). ISBN 978i47425 7367Divided into three distinct sections - civic culture, consumer culture and Catholic urban...
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