Planning At The Crossroads

Planning At The Crossroads

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Through a detailed analysis of studies of the effects of planning, comparing low levels of urban containment in California with much higher levels in the UK. Some comparative insights are also drawn from the (pre-conflict) Yugoslavian planning system. The analysis shows that many of the serious criticisms of planning are valid and leads to the conclusion that some sacred cows - notably qgreen beltsq - should be abandoned. This distinctive text is of use to students, researchers and professionals in planning, geography and urban studies.All through the 1960s and 1970s Californians saw housing prices increase. ... In some cases, long-time home owners were paying more in property taxes than in house payments. ... Thirdly, more communities enacted stringent growth management policies (GMPs). ... In 1976, San Jose established an Urban Services Boundary, a line beyond which essential public infrastructure would not be extended.

Title:Planning At The Crossroads
Author:James Simmie
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-09-02


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