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A future for planning : taking responsibility for twenty-first century challenges, Michael Harris

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A future for planning : taking responsibility for twenty-first century challenges
Title
A future for planning
Title remainder
taking responsibility for twenty-first century challenges
Statement of responsibility
Michael Harris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As well as being spatial, planning is necessarily also about the future - and yet time has been relatively neglected in the academic, practice and policy literature on planning. Time, in particular the need for longer-term thinking, is critical to responding effectively to a range of pressing societal challenges from climate change to an ageing population, poor urban health to sustainable economic development. This makes the relative neglect of time not only a matter of theoretical importance but also increasing practical and political significance. A Future for Planning is an accessible, wide-ranging book that considers how planning practice and policy have been constrained by short-termism, as well as by a familiar lack of spatial thinking in policy, in response to major social, economic and environmental challenges. It suggests that failures in planning often represent failures to anticipate and shape the future which go well beyond planning systems and practices; rather our failure to plan for the longer-term relates to wider issues in policy-making and governance. This book traces the rise and fall of long-term planning over the past 80 years or so, but also sets out how planning can take responsibility for twenty-first century challenges. It provides examples of successes and failures of longer-term planning from around the world. In short, the book argues that we need to put time back into planning, and develop forms of planning which serve to promote the sustainability and wellbeing of future generations
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Michael Harris is a researcher and writer who has worked across numerous sectors including education, technology, innovation, government, public services and urban planning. His research interests have included reforming education to harness the latest technologies, how businesses and organisations innovate in radical new ways, rethinking public services to better serve people's needs, and challenging the closed development of government policy. Most recently he has focused on planning for future trends, such as climate change, population growth, and economic and technological disruption
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1956-
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Harris, Michael
Dewey number
307.1/216
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
RTPI library series
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  • City planning
  • Regional planning
Label
A future for planning : taking responsibility for twenty-first century challenges, Michael Harris
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Preparing for the End of the World; What's Driving the 'Doom Boom'?; The Crisis in Planning; Our Collapsing Time Horizons; How Can Planning Regain its Role?; References; 1 The Rise of the New Right and the Attack on Planning; Not Great Planning Disasters, but Great Policy Disasters; What the Academic Literature Tells Us about Policy Failure -- and What it Neglects; Three Strategic Policy Failures; The Invasion and Occupation of Iraq; The Global Financial Crisis
  • The UK Leaving the European Union (Brexit)What is the New Right?; The New Right in Government in the UK: The Thatcher Governments and Thatcherism; The New Right's Attack on Planning; The Impossibility of 'Planning': Knowledge, Information, and the Price System; References; Challenge 1 Population Change and Urban Development; References; 2 The New Right and Urban and Regional Planning; Is Urban and Regional Planning Really a Form of 'Central Planning'?; Hayek and Town Planning; The Problem of Politics; Market Fundamentalism (or the 'Good Hayek' and the 'Bad Hayek')
  • The Impact of the New Right on Urban and Regional PlanningHow the New Right has Collapsed the Future; The Neoliberal Now; Responding to Major Challenges by Largely Ignoring Them; No Future; References; Challenge 2 Climate Change; References; 3 Failing to Face the Future: A Pathology of Failing to Plan (But Why We Still Can); Facing Death; Climate Change: The 'Challenge from Hell'; (Super) Wicked Problems and (Deep) Uncertainty; Is Climate Change Really too Wicked to Do Anything About?; Barriers to Thinking about the Future; Psychological Barriers; Social and Cultural Shaping of Issues
  • Imagining the FutureHaven't We Been Warned Before Though?; Political Barriers; Learning to Die -- or Learning to Plan Again?; References; Challenge 3 Economic and Technological Disruption; References; 4 The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Planning; The Post-War Era: The Age(s) of Planning; The Master Plan or Blueprint Era; Northern Approaches to Planning in the Global South; The Systems Theory/Cybernetics-based Era; The (Contested) Participation Era; The Postmodern Era; Where We Are Now; Planning Research Has Also Lost Sight of Time; References; Challenge 4 Poor Governance and Political Instability
Control code
on1083152053
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351780964
Lccn
2019001579
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1083152053
Label
A future for planning : taking responsibility for twenty-first century challenges, Michael Harris
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Preparing for the End of the World; What's Driving the 'Doom Boom'?; The Crisis in Planning; Our Collapsing Time Horizons; How Can Planning Regain its Role?; References; 1 The Rise of the New Right and the Attack on Planning; Not Great Planning Disasters, but Great Policy Disasters; What the Academic Literature Tells Us about Policy Failure -- and What it Neglects; Three Strategic Policy Failures; The Invasion and Occupation of Iraq; The Global Financial Crisis
  • The UK Leaving the European Union (Brexit)What is the New Right?; The New Right in Government in the UK: The Thatcher Governments and Thatcherism; The New Right's Attack on Planning; The Impossibility of 'Planning': Knowledge, Information, and the Price System; References; Challenge 1 Population Change and Urban Development; References; 2 The New Right and Urban and Regional Planning; Is Urban and Regional Planning Really a Form of 'Central Planning'?; Hayek and Town Planning; The Problem of Politics; Market Fundamentalism (or the 'Good Hayek' and the 'Bad Hayek')
  • The Impact of the New Right on Urban and Regional PlanningHow the New Right has Collapsed the Future; The Neoliberal Now; Responding to Major Challenges by Largely Ignoring Them; No Future; References; Challenge 2 Climate Change; References; 3 Failing to Face the Future: A Pathology of Failing to Plan (But Why We Still Can); Facing Death; Climate Change: The 'Challenge from Hell'; (Super) Wicked Problems and (Deep) Uncertainty; Is Climate Change Really too Wicked to Do Anything About?; Barriers to Thinking about the Future; Psychological Barriers; Social and Cultural Shaping of Issues
  • Imagining the FutureHaven't We Been Warned Before Though?; Political Barriers; Learning to Die -- or Learning to Plan Again?; References; Challenge 3 Economic and Technological Disruption; References; 4 The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Planning; The Post-War Era: The Age(s) of Planning; The Master Plan or Blueprint Era; Northern Approaches to Planning in the Global South; The Systems Theory/Cybernetics-based Era; The (Contested) Participation Era; The Postmodern Era; Where We Are Now; Planning Research Has Also Lost Sight of Time; References; Challenge 4 Poor Governance and Political Instability
Control code
on1083152053
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351780964
Lccn
2019001579
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1083152053

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