This is an insightful study of spatial planning and housing strategy in London, focusing on the period 2000-2008 and the Mayoralty of Ken Livingstone. Duncan Bowie presents a detailed analysis of the development of Livingstoneas policies and their consequences. Examining the theory and practice of spatial planning at a metropolitan level, Bowie examines the relationships between: planning, the residential development market and affordable housing environmental, economic and equity objectives national, regional and local planning agencies and their policies. It places Livingstoneas Mayoralty within its historical context and looks forward to the different challenges faced by Livingstoneas successors in a radically changed political and economic climate. Clear and engaging, this critical analysis provides a valuable resource for academics and their students as well as planning, housing and development professionals. It is essential reading for anyone interested in politics and social change in a leading aworld citya and provides a base for parallel studies of other major metropolitan regions.Thefirst substantive plans for rebuilding Londonwere drawn upby Christopher Wren, Robert Hooke andJohn Evelyn afterthe Great Fireof Londonin 1666 ( Reddaway 1940, Whinney 1971, Baker 2000, Gilbert 2002, Cooper2003, Jardine 2004).
|Title||:||Politics, Planning and Homes in a World City|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2010-02-25|