Regional Imperative: Regional Planning and Governance in Britain, Europe and the United States

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Architecture - 336 pages
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Based on cases and interviews in Britain, Europe and the United States, this book explains the recurrence of regional planning and of initiatives in regional governance, in a wide range of advanced industrial countries. Providing an analysis of the nature of regional planning and governance, the book traces the development of regional planning and the institutions associated with it. It also looks at the way that regions have been changing their form under pressure from economic and political developments and examines how regional planning and governance has responded, comparing experience in the UK, the rest of Europe and the US.
In concluding that regionalism is an imperative feature of politics in most countries, associated with almost any of the variety of forms of governance, the author offers a major appraisal of the significance of regional planning in an intemational context
  

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Contents

The Rise of UK Practice
1
Containment by Conference
56
Strathclyde and North West England
113
Has Regional Planning in the UK Been Successful?
151
Regional Planning and Governance in the UK in the 1990s
185
A Europe of Regions in Flux
216
United States But Enduring Regionalism
272
Regions and the Nature of Regional Planning
316
The Future of Regional Planning and Governance
368
References
404
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