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City of well-being : a radical guide to planning

Author: Hugh Barton
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Barton
ISBN: 1315438674 9781315438672
OCLC Number: 966362032
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 290 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Contents List of FiguresPrefaceAcknowledgements I OrientationPrologue: contrasting city scenarios1. Putting people at the heart of planningIntroduction: the purpose of planningTime-bombs of health, climate and urbanizationPlanning at the cross-roadsReflection 2. A framework for understanding Towards an eco-system model of citiesThe settlement health mapInterpretation of the health mapConclusion: ethics for planners II Inspiration3. Shafts of light from the pastClassical designers and the city of PrieneThe Mediaeval city: SienaGrand designs: Paris re-imagined Ethical entrepreneurs and Saltaire 4. The emergence of modern planningThe public health revolutionEbenezer Howard and Garden CitiesThe pioneers in Britain and AmericaPlanning as civic design The British new townsGaining the country but losing the plot5. Beacons of hopeIntroduction: Healthy CitiesCopenhagen: city of cyclistsKuopio: city of lakes and forestsFreiburg: city of short distancesPortland: breaking the neo-liberal tabooLessons from inspirational cities III Cognition: understanding people and environment6. Spatial planning for physical well-beingObesity, health and physical activity Active travel - walking and cyclingActive recreation Healthy dietCautions and counsels7. Planning for mental and social well-being Nature, greenspace, sun and soundSocial networks and communityHealthy, diverse neighbourhoodsSocial capital and empowermentSpatial planning recommendations8. Planning for place equity Social justice and health inequalitiesPlanning for all Work, income and spatial policyHousing and living conditionsMovement and accessibility9. Climate change and settlement planningThe science of climate changeGreenhouse gases, energy and planningSustainable energy strategyHuman ecology 10. The local ecology of citiesEcological resilienceGreen infrastructureAir quality and planningSustainable urban water systemsBiodiversityLocal food production IV Navigation: a route map for healthy planningCriteria for judging healthy urban policy11. Reality check: the economics of land and developmentThe life-cycle of a plot Players in the development gameLand and housing marketsHow land values shape the cityUrban renewal and managing the market12. Sustainable urban formUnderstanding urban formCentrifugal and centripetal forcesDecentralization versus the compact cityPolycentricity and linearityFive key urban form decision areas 13. Healthy neighbourhood design Introduction: the significance of localityThe shape of neighbourhoodsSpatial analysis and densityThe quality of placeConclusion: urban design14. Urban dynamicsIntroduction: strategic planning issuesUnderstanding the economic base of a city Population and housing Matching economic activity and population Transport infrastructure and economic development V. Perspiration: land, power and the planning process14. The governance of landIs planning really necessary?Private and community property rightsComparative planning systemsLocal government powersConclusion16. The planning process and the role of plannersDimensions of planning: technical, political and executiveFrom design to the rational planning processHeroic versus humdrum planningThe medium is the message: collaborative planningTesting theory against practiceEthical planning17. Putting principle into practiceMaking decisions in a pluralist society: engaging communitiesA cyclic planning processCase study: Stroud town centre Neighbourhood PlanConverting healthy rhetoric into healthy decisionsConclusion EpilogueSeven conclusions if we are serious about planning cities for well-beingFinal thought Index
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