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Key Concepts in Planning

Key Concepts in Planning

July 2012 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"I have been looking for a book which does this for ages! It provides a clear explanation of the different elements and concepts which underpin how the planning system works and which are fundamental to the operation of the UK system. It also provides good guidance on further reading. A real assett to anyone wanting to understand the nature of planning in the UK"
- Dr Catherine Hammond, Architecture and Planning, Sheffield Hallam University

Key Concepts in Planning forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 19 short essays, the book provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in planning. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the text includes:

  • An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field.
  • 18 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject.
  • Detailed suggested further reading for each concept discussed.

It is an ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in planning, and covers the expected staples of the discipline in an accessible style.
Plan and Planning
Sustainability and Sustainable Development
Systems and Complexity
Public Interest and Interests
Mobility and Accessibility
Rights and Property Rights
Place and Sense of Place
Externalities and Impacts

If I had to point out a weakness in the book, it would be hard: perhaps the fact that many examples and concepts derive from the town and country planning system in the United Kingdom, which is one of the urban and regional systems that historically has shaped cities and regions in our world...This is a very good book, and will give guidance not only for "upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in planning" as the series editor writes on the book’s cover, but also to the planners that are doing planning and wish to remember exactly why they do planning.

Itzhak (Kiki) Aharonovitz
Mandel Center for Leadership in the Negev, Geography Research Forum Journal

I was particularly interested in the chapters on sustainable development and community which I am now recommending to some of my students who are research geographic and alternative communities

Ms Kirsten Stevens-Wood
Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University
October 13, 2015

This book provides a clear explanation of planning concepts. In particular it is a useful resource good for students, academics and tourism planners in reviewing local government planning processes.

Ms Kelly Maguire
Marketing Department , Leisure and Tourism, Sligo Institute of Technology
February 24, 2016

Tourism planning and role of Local Authorities in an area that is currently under researched this book provides essential reading if you are a student or professional in the planning

Mr Emmet McLoughlin
Marketing Department , Leisure and Tourism, Sligo Institute of Technology
February 15, 2016

This book could be adopted as a supplemental book for an elective course (City and Development Problems) in Dept. of Architecture. It will definitely orient students in accordance to their interests in their future works.

Urban Studies , Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University
October 23, 2015

This book provides a coherent and brief frame for architecture students. For Planning discipline this book would be convenient to adopt as an essential item especially in the first and second years.

Urban Studies , Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University
October 23, 2015

If you are a student or property management and related fields. this book is essential. It is written in clear language and easy to follow. All the key concepts are discussed in a very current and relevant context. Regardless of your level of understanding you will get plenty out of this book.

Mr John Andrews
Teacher education, Bishop Burton College
April 10, 2015

A good introductory course for planning and non planning built environment students who need to know the essentials

Mr John Buchanan
Engineering & Built Environment, Anglia Ruskin Univ.
July 14, 2014

this book will be use as a supplemental for my course. The main book is still urban land use planning

Professor Roos Akbar
Regional and City Planning, Institute of Technology
June 28, 2014

Excellent book for exploring the concepts of planning, however the requirements for this course would require literature that specifically looks at the planning permission process within the U.K.

Miss Charlotte Goddard
Business and Science, Hull College
June 20, 2014

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