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Planning in Britain

Planning in Britain
Understanding and Evaluating the Post-War System

May 2005 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This accessible textbook offers the first critical introduction to the UK's urban and rural planning policy. Andrew Gilg explains and evaluates policy development at each of the key stages:

  • Objectives: What is the aim of planning in the UK?
  • Methods: How appropriate is UK planning legislation?
  • Procedures: How effective are the planning organizations and processes?
  • Impacts: To what extent have planning policies addressed planning problems?

Teaching devices and case studies are used throughout to illustrate the planning process. The text concludes with a discussion of the measurement of the success or failure of planning practices.

Planning in Britain will be essential reading for all planning students, as well as geographers and land economists studying land use planning.

How and why the planning system evolved
Issues in evaluation
Evaluating planning outputs
Evaluating planning impacts
A set of evaluations and the way forward

Good historical accounting of changes placed within current context, almost time for a new one!

Ms Maria Faraone
Department of Planning, Oxford Brookes University
November 20, 2012

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