This book presents and explains the rise and success of the new global sensibility of planning. No longer are planning decisions made by distant committees with the aim of controlling growth and organising boundaries, what is emerging is a new generation of planners from many disciplines seeking a fresh creative way of working with communities. Organised into five sections Identity, Utility, Citizenship, Rural, Urban this volume explores the challenges of planning in the developed and developing worlds through a series of detailed case studies. These projects range from recycled architecture of Rural Studio in Alabama to the remarkable revitalisation of isolated communities in Japan, from the rehabilitation of industrial wasteland in Germany to novel ways to provide clean water in South Africa. All 23 case studies are presented for analysis from such diverse areas as India, Spain, Chile, Mexico through to Italy, Germany and more. To accompany the studies valuable technical information is included for the complete picture.
Thames and Hudson 2007, 224 pages, HB $90.00