In many US cities, urban sprawl is one of the key planning issues, leading to the creation and adoption of a variety of approaches to control growth. However, many growth management ideas do not align well with the growth-promoting traditions of the US, which historically have been dominated by the concerns of the market, the landowner and the developer. Illustrated by a study of the San Francisco bay area, this book puts forward an innovative theoretical approach to growth management, analysing it as a tool for controlling land use expansion in the US. This region makes a particularly useful study as it has encountered long term growth pressures, complex land use demands and the application of a wide variety of growth management approaches over the past few decades. Using empirical, qualitative analysis, the book examines which growth management activities have actually been put into practice and which have proved successful and questions how such a planning approach functions in today's complex and multi-faceted planning paradigms. It concludes by stressing the different notions of interdependence in growth management: regional interdependence, interdependence between stakeholders and interdependence in planning theory.
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Dr Karina Pallagst is Research Program Coordinator at the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD), University of California at Berkeley, USA. She also serves as Senior Researcher at the Institute of Ecological and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden, Germany and part time Lecturer at San Jose State University, where she teaches Urban and Regional Policy Analysis. Dr Pallagst's publications and research focus primarily on comparative urban and regional studies as well as land use planning theory and practice. Research projects include numerous studies on spatial implications of European integration. She has consulted on a number of urban development and land use projects and think tanks, such as the Association of Bay Area Government's Smart Growth Working Group. At IURD, Dr Pallagst is the coordinator of the shrinking cities project and the visiting scholar roundtable series.Review:
'I found this book very interesting and it makes a worthy contribution to the debates on growth management activities, while firmly establishing a link with planning theory. This book will undoubtedly generate broad interest and perhaps be most useful to planners in Australian cities, where growth is becoming an issue all planners will have to confront in one form or another over the coming decade.' Australian Planner
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Book Description Ashgate Pub Co, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0754648966