If I had to point out a weakness in the book, it would be hard: perhaps the fact that many examples and concepts derive from the town and country planning system in the United Kingdom, which is one of the urban and regional systems that historically has shaped cities and regions in our world...This is a very good book, and will give guidance not only for "upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in planning" as the series editor writes on the book’s cover, but also to the planners that are doing planning and wish to remember exactly why they do planning.
I was particularly interested in the chapters on sustainable development and community which I am now recommending to some of my students who are research geographic and alternative communities
This book provides a clear explanation of planning concepts. In particular it is a useful resource good for students, academics and tourism planners in reviewing local government planning processes.
Tourism planning and role of Local Authorities in an area that is currently under researched this book provides essential reading if you are a student or professional in the planning
This book could be adopted as a supplemental book for an elective course (City and Development Problems) in Dept. of Architecture. It will definitely orient students in accordance to their interests in their future works.
This book provides a coherent and brief frame for architecture students. For Planning discipline this book would be convenient to adopt as an essential item especially in the first and second years.
If you are a student or property management and related fields. this book is essential. It is written in clear language and easy to follow. All the key concepts are discussed in a very current and relevant context. Regardless of your level of understanding you will get plenty out of this book.
A good introductory course for planning and non planning built environment students who need to know the essentials
this book will be use as a supplemental for my course. The main book is still urban land use planning
Excellent book for exploring the concepts of planning, however the requirements for this course would require literature that specifically looks at the planning permission process within the U.K.
A superb tool for teaching
The book was a very useful addition to the supplemental reading list but was, unfortunately, a little to broad for the 4th year module I teach.
Very accessible introduction to planning - prpobably the best one around.
An excellent text, the most current available in the topic. Given the changing scene this is very helpful in setting the background and the current position with regards to relevant planning frameworks.
I am using it for undergrads and postgrads. Well written and well structured.
I have been looking for a book which does this for ages! It provides a clear explanation of the different elements and concepts which underpin how the planning system works and which are fundamental to the operation of the UK system. It also provides good guidance on further reading. A real assett to anyone wanting to understand the nature of planning in the UK.
A good oversight of key planning issues and concepts. The chapters on sustainability, community, development and competitveness are particularly useful for students requiring an introduction to such topics.
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