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Urban Planning And Politics

Author : Richard S. Bolan
ISBN : UOM:39015006796786
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

Urban Planning And Politics

Author : William Carl Johnson
ISBN : UOM:39015047070274
Genre : Political Science
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The subtleties of planning and how it affects—and is affected by—government and industry can often prove difficult to grasp. Urban Planning and Politics offers insight into this delicate balance, arguing that planning plays a significant part in the fair distribution of the benefits and the costs of urban society. William C. Johnson studies basic planning concepts and specific policies and comprehensively describes common tools and procedures planners use and the various participants in the planning process. The book is a necessary companion for practitioners, students, public officials, and concerned citizens who are attempting to meet the challenges the new century holds.
Category: Political Science

Racial Politics And Urban Planning

Author : Robert A. Catlin
ISBN : 9780813156958
Genre : Political Science
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When Richard G. Hatcher became the first black mayor of Gary, Indiana in 1967, the response of Gary's white businessmen was to move the entire downtown to the suburbs, thereby weakening the city core. Meanwhile, white business and institutional leaders in Atlanta, Detroit, and Newark worked with black mayors heading those majority-black cities to rebuild their downtowns and neigh¬borhoods. Why not Gary? Robert A. Catlin, who served as Mayor Hatcher's planning advisor from 1982 to 1987, here analyzes the racial conflicts that tore Gary apart. He asserts that two types of majority-black cities exist. Type I -- including Atlanta, Baltimore, Detroit, and Newark -- have Fortune 500 corporate headquarters, major universities, and large medical centers -- institutions that are placebound -- and their leaders must work with black mayors. Type II cities like Gary lack these resources; thus, their white leaders feel less compelled to cooperate with black mayors. Unfortunately in Gary's case, black politicians and white executives fell victim to pettiness and mistrust, and, as a result, Gary and the entire northwest Indiana region suffered. Racial Politics and Urban Planning is required reading for citizens interested in urban affairs. Leaders in cities such as Albany and Macon, Georgia; Monroe, Louisiana; Mount Vernon, New York; and Pine Bluff, Arkansas, should also take note. Those cities have just become majority black and are in the Type II category. Will they learn from Gary, or are they doomed to repeat its mistakes?
Category: Political Science

Planning Politics In Toronto

Author : Aaron Alexander Moore
ISBN : 9781442699465
Genre : Political Science
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The Ontario Municipal Board is an independent provincial planning appeals body that has wielded major influence on Toronto’s urban development. In this book, Aaron A. Moore examines the effect that the OMB has had on the behavior and relationships of Toronto’s main political actors, including city planners, developers, neighbourhood associations, and local politicians. Moore’s findings draw on a quantitative analysis of all OMB decisions and settlements from 2000 through 2006, as well as eight in-depth case studies. The cases, which examine a variety of development proposals that resulted in OMB appeals, compare the decisions of Toronto’s political actors to those typified in American local political economy analyses. A much-needed contribution to the literature on the politics of urban development in Toronto since the 1970s, Planning Politics in Toronto challenges popular preconceptions of the OMB’s role in Toronto’s patterns of growth and change.
Category: Political Science

Remaking Planning

Author : Tim Brindley
ISBN : 9781134859016
Genre : Science
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Remaking Planning challenges the common misconception that planning under the Conservative government has been dismantled and abandoned to market forces. This new edition of a very well received text brings the original study up to date with an analysis of how planning in the 1990s has responded to continuing economic restructuring, political fragmentation and social change, and developed a new awareness of uncertainty and risk. The book illustrates how planning remains as a never-ending attempt to reconcile the demands of economic efficiency with those of democratic legitimacy.
Category: Science

The Politics Of Planning And Development

Author : Anthony James Catanese
ISBN : 0803923147
Genre : Political Science
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Catanese addresses the central issue of planning: implementation. He argues that while there are many planning methods and techniques of varying degrees of relevance and feasibility, planning -- and the implementation of plans -- is entirely dependent on the political context and environment in which it is implemented. Drawing on his extensive work and research in cities, Catanese maintains that the traditional divergence between public and private goals in urban and regional development is being reduced as planners, politicians, and business leaders have become more willing to work with one another in pursuit of their dreams.
Category: Political Science

Usable Urban Past Planning And Politics

Author : Alan F.J. Artibise
ISBN : 9780773580640
Genre : Political Science
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This collection of original essays serves both the historians and geographers who seek a deeper understanding of Canada's urban past, and the planners, politicians and citizens who seek to preserve or to change their cities today.
Category: Political Science

Contemporary Urban Planning

Author : John M. Levy
ISBN : MINN:31951P00120695Z
Genre : Political Science
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Based on the author's extensive experience as a working planner, this book gives readers an insider's view of sub-state urban planning--the ¿nitty-gritty¿ details on the interplay of politics, law, money, and interest groups. The author takes a balanced, non-judgmental approach to introduce a range of ideological and political perspectives on the operation of political, economic, and demographic forces in city planning. Unlike other books on the subject, this one is strong in its coverage of economics, law, finance, and urban governance. It examines the underlying forces of growth and change and discusses frankly who benefits and loses by particular decisions. A four-part organization covers the background and development of contemporary planning; the structure and practice of contemporary planning; fields of planning; and national planning in the United States and other nations, and planning theory. For individuals headed for a career in planning.
Category: Political Science

Planning World Cities

Author : Peter Newman
ISBN : 9780230345393
Genre : Political Science
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This major comparative text on urban planning, and the global and regional context in which it takes place, examines what have been traditionally regarded as 'world cities' (New York, London, Tokyo) and also a range of other important cities in America, Europe and Asia. The authors show the role planning has played in the way cities have responded to the forces of globalization, and argue for the importance of diverse – rather than one-size-fits-all – planning practices. This fully revised second edition systematically brings the debates on the impact of globalization right up to date and provides integrated coverage of the latest planning theory and practice. It also contains extended analysis of the implications of the rapid growth of Chinese cities such as Shanghai, Hong Kong and Beijing. New material is included on the impact of globalization on poorer mega-cities like Mumbai and Johannesburg.
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