Politics, Planning and Homes in a World City

Politics, Planning and Homes in a World City

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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 Livingstonea€™s 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 Livingstonea€™s Mayoralty within its historical context and looks forward to the different challenges faced by Livingstonea€™s 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 a€˜world 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
Author:Duncan Bowie
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-02-25


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