Place-Based Evaluation for Integrated Land-Use Management

Place-Based Evaluation for Integrated Land-Use Management

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In recent years, there has been an increasing emphasis placed on local and regional integration in major planning projects and infrastructure development including roads, rail and waterways. This emphasis is not only on integrating various projects, but also integrating them with related issues such as housing, industry, environment and water. In other words, land-use planning and infrastructure management have become more spatially-oriented. This book brings together experts in the fields of spatial planning, land-use and infrastructure management to explore the emerging agenda of spatially-oriented integrated evaluation. It weaves together the latest theories, case studies, methods, policy and practice to examine and assess the values, impacts, benefits and the overall success in integrated land-use management. In doing so, the book clarifies the nature and roles of evaluation and puts forward guidance for future policy and practice.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 424 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 31.75mm | 885g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • Includes 40 b&w illustrations and 26 maps
  • 1472445481
  • 9781472445483

Table of contents

Contents: Preface; Place-based evaluation for infrastructure and spatial projects: an introduction, Johan Woltjer, Ernest Alexander, Angela Hull and Matthias Ruth. Part I Evaluating Value and Benefit in Land-Use and Infrastructure Development: Evaluation in institutional design for infrastructure planning and delivery, Ernest Alexander; Creating and evaluating co-benefits and co-costs of environmental policies and investments in urban areas, Matthias Ruth, Junming Zhu, Nancy S. Lee and Sahar Mirzaee; Social, economic and ecological benefits of landscape park projects: using benefit transfer to assess green infrastructure projects, Karsten Rusche and Jost Wilker; A multi-attribute comparative evaluation of value capture financing mechanisms: a case study, Anastasia Roukouni, Francesca Medda, Maria Giannopoulou and Athanasios Vavatsikos. Part II Understanding the Evaluation of Impacts and Space: Current trends in social impact assessment: implications for infrastructure developments, Frank Vanclay and Ana Maria Esteves; Identifying community engagement research techniques and sampling strategies via Health Impact Assessments (HIAs): applied planning lessons on generating emic and etic community observations, John Gaber and Tammy Overacker; The Plan-Process-Results (PPR): methodology for evaluation and planning, Vitor Oliveira; Assessing present space with the help of future scenarios, Abdul Khakee and Laura Grassini; Spatial synergies and conflicts: monitoring government policies and programmes in England, Cecilia Wong, Brian Webb, Andreas Schulze-Baing, Mark Baker and Stephen Hincks; Spatial patterns of the 'Mestre Through Highway' within the Venetian Metropolitan Area (Italy), Domenico Patassini, Matteo Basso and Giorgio Borghelot. Part III Spatial Analysis for Integrated Projects: Overcoming lock-in: instruments for value creation and assessment early in the infrastructure planning process, Niels Heeres, Taede Tillema and Jos Arts; Use and understanding of CBA in the evaluation of infrastructure and spatial projects, Emile Dopheide; The Plan Review: a new approach to discussing, assessing and improving urban projects in a changing planning practice, David Hamers, Like Bijlsma and Anton van Hoorn; The CBA dialogue: early interaction between plan owners and evaluators for the assessment of integrated transport plans in a cost-benefit analysis, Els Beukers. Part IV Evaluating Planning Intervention, Institutions and Spatial Change: Evaluating behaviour change in workplace communities, Angela Hull; Evaluation of environmental policy integration in Swedish structure plans, Ann Akerskog, Sylvia Dovlen and Abdul Khakee; An evaluation of Budapest district VIII and IX renovation areas based on property prices, inspection and narratives, Tom Kauko; Evaluating the occurrence of natural extreme events on infrastructure in Italy, Caterina De Lucia, Atif Kubursi and Dino Borri. Index.
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Review quote

'How to evaluate urban and regional planning options in a way that is both reliable and widely understandable is a continuing challenge. This book critically assesses applications of multiple planning evaluation methods, and demonstrates through cases how this can be done effectively.' Don Miller, University of Washington, USA 'There is a deep-seated tension between the intrinsically place-based nature of infrastructure projects and the generic ways in which they are often evaluated. As a result, potential conflicts and synergies between the projects and the local context risk being overlooked. This most timely book is both illuminating of these tensions, and rich in suggestions of how to overcome them.' Luca Bertolini, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 'This book points to an increased emphasis on place and the spatial context in evaluation work for land-use and infrastructure projects. An interdisciplinary and international network of authors offer new lines of thinking, policy review, methodological innovations and case studies from practice in Europe and the USA on the emerging theme of place-based evaluation in urban planning, regional studies, policy sciences, and environmental management.' Gerrit Knaap, University of Maryland, USA
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About Johan Woltjer

Johan Woltjer is Professor of Urban Infrastructures, University of Westminster, UK. He was affiliated with the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, until 2014. He concentrates his research work on institutional innovations for urban regions and infrastructure development, and, among other things, the role of capacity, governance and resilience. Ernest Alexander is Professor of Urban Planning emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, and now practices in Israel. His research focuses on decision making, organizations, institutions and institutional design, and design and evaluation in the planning process. Angela Hull holds the Chair in Spatial Planning at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. She carries out research on spatial planning and governance, and institutional triggers to sustainable urban management (transport, energy, housing, etc.). Matthias Ruth is Professor of Public Policy and of Environmental Engineering, and the director of the Resilient Cities Laboratory at Northeastern University in Boston, USA. His research focuses on dynamic modeling of natural resource use, industrial and infrastructure systems analysis, and environmental economics and policy.
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