National-Level Spatial Planning in Democratic Countries

BookNational-Level Spatial Planning in Democratic Countries

National-Level Spatial Planning in Democratic Countries

An International Comparison of City and Regional Policy-Making

TPR [Town Planning Review] Special Studies, 4


April 1st, 2001

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National-level spatial planning in democratic countries has been all but ignored by researchers in urban and regional planning since the reconstruction years following World War II. Being synonymous for many with repressive regimes and coercive government practices, national-level planning also fell into some disrepute. A set of specially commissioned papers from leading researchers has produced this challenging and comprehensive study of current national-level planning in ten countries of the developed world. Challenging common assumptions, this comparative international study finds that there seems to be a modest trend whereby, on the threshold of the 21st century, national-level planning has grown in importance in democratic, advanced-economy countries.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
Table of Contents7
List of Figures9
List of Tables10
About the Contributors13
1. National-Level Planning in Democratic Countries: A Comparative Perspective15
2. National Land-Use Planning and Regulation in the United States: Understanding its Fundamental Importance57
3. Structures for Policy-Making and the Implementation of Planning in the Republic of Ireland79
4. Rethinking Swedish National Planning99
5. National-Level Institutions and Decision-Making Processes for Spatial Planning in the United Kingdom119
6. National-Level Planning Institutions and Decisions in the Federal Republic of Germany141
7. National-Level Planning in the Danish System162
8. National-Level Planning Institutions and Decision-Making in France182
9. National-Level Economic and Spatial Planning in Japan211
10. Dutch National Planning at the Turning Point: Rethinking Institutional Arrangements233
11. National-Level Planning in Israel: Walking the Tightrope between Government Control and Privatisation271