Making Planning work

Making Planning work : A guide to Approaches and Skills

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Drawing upon case studies from some twenty different countries, Making Planning Work shows why new urban development and planning skills are needed so urgently, and what can be done to grow such skills and enhance capacities. The guide will focus international attention on the urgent need to increase global understanding of sustainable urban development processes and pro-poor planning practices. It is for all those engaged in the processes of planning and managing towns, cities and settlements: political leaders, professional planners, engineers, architects, lawyers, and many others in national, regional, and local government, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, and private sector consultancies and enterprises, all of whom have a vital contribution to making and maintaining sustainable settlements. Making Planning Work demonstrates ways in which professionals and NGOs are creating and delivering innovative responses, often in situations of extremely scarce and conflictive competition for access to resources.Its tone is optimistic, but not utopian. The global challenge of urbanization is daunting, but it shows that imagination and skills can make an impact. In addition to being a stand-alone book, Making Planning Work is also an introduction to an interactive website www.communityplanning.net that enables readers to contribute and discuss their own experiences and ideas.show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 206 x 236 x 8mm | 322.06g
  • ITDG Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 26 Halftones, black and white
  • 1853396486
  • 9781853396489
  • 1,251,627

About Cliff Hague

Cliff Hague is a Past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute and President of the Commonwealth Association of Planners. He has been Professor of Planning and Spatial Development at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and has extensive research and advisory experience throughout Europe. Patrick Wakely is Emeritus Professor of Urban Development in London University and was formerly Director of the Development Planning Unit, University College London (1989-2003). An architect by training, he has research, consultancy, and teaching experience in housing and urban development in over 20 developing countries. Julie Crespin holds Master's degrees in Political Science and Urban Development Planning. She has worked in urban development in London, China, and Africa Chris Jasko is a development consultant. He has an MSc in Urban Development Planning from the DPU, UCL, and work experience in Europe, Asia, Afrian, and North America.show more

Table of contents

Foreword; Preface; List of Abbreviations and Acronyms; Acknowledgements; Section 1 Making the Case; Why an urbanizing world needs new approaches to settlement planning; Pointers to sustainable settlements; Section 2 Practices, Processes, and Skills; Analytical and cognitive skills; Communication, negotiation, and inclusion; Being strategic; Management; Monitoring and Learning; Section 3 The Way Ahead; New places, new planning, new skills? Glossaryshow more

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