Planning evaluation is required to establish the success of planning interventions -- both of physical developments and new approaches. Yet this should t be a task undertaken purely by professionals without participation by those affected by the process and outcomes of the projects. This book provides case studies and advice on how to balance conservation with ecomic growth, the cost effectiveness of plans alongside the effects upon the community and the importance of engaging with all stakeholders involved in a project. Practical aspects of the evaluation process covered include: how evaluation is used in planning introducing new kinds of information or criteria alternative ways of collecting/presenting information how strategic planning objectives are implemented in local practice. International contributors provide empirical studies and cases of application which are of practical value to those involved in the evaluation of planning. The book concludes by offering a new paradigm -- a locally oriented, context-specific, participatory and multi-disciplinary approach to planning evaluation.
Angela Hull is Professor of Spatial Planning, School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. E. R. Alexander is Professor (Emeritus) of Urban Planning, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, and Principal, Alexander Planning and Design, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Abdul Khakee is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Planning and Environment, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Johan Woltjer is Professor of Regional Planning and Development, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, Netherlands.
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Environment & Planning
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47 black & white tables, 24 black & white line drawings
Abdul Khakee, Angela Hull, E. R. Alexander, Johan Woltjer