12 September 2010
Yvonne Rydin (2010) Earthscan
Yvonne Rydin looks at how sustainable urban development can be delivered on the ground through a comprehensive analysis of the different modes of governing for new urban development.
Achieving urban sustainability is amongst the most pressing issues facing planners and governments. This book is the first to provide a cohesive analysis of sustainable urban development and to examine how change in the building of urban areas can be achieved.
The book considers a range of policy tools that influence urban development and that constitute different modes of governing. It also provides an innovative conceptual emphasis on learning within governing processes, and draws on a wide range of existing research, policy and literature together with case study material.The book is above all concerned with demonstrating how sustainable urban development can be delivered in practice. It will be essential reading for students, academics and professionals in planning, urban design and architecture world-wide working to achieve sustainability.