Global Course

Spatial Planning & Institutional Design

Lecture 5

Theoretical perspective:  25 years of reform – what is British planning trying to achieve?


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Main reading for this lecture:

Rydin, Y. (2011). The purpose of planning: Creating sustainable towns and cities. Policy Press. (especially chapters 2 & 8)

Suggested reading: 

John Harrison, Daniel Galland & Mark Tewdwr-Jones (2021) Regional planning is dead: long live planning regional futures, Regional Studies, 55:1, 6-18


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