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Spatial Planning Systems And Practices In Europe

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Ideal for students and practitioners working in spatial planning, the Europeanization of planning agendas and regional policy in general Spatial Planning Systems and Practices in Europe develops a systematic methodological framework to analyze changes in planning systems throughout Europe. The main aim of the book is to delineate the coexistence of continuity and change and of convergence and divergence with regard to planning practices across Europe.

Based on the work of experts on spatial planning from twelve European countries the authors underline the specific and context-dependent variety and disparateness of planning transformation, focusing on

  • the main objectives of the changes,
  • the driving forces behind them and the main phases and turning points,
  • the main agenda setting actors, and
  • the different planning modes and tools reflected in the different "policy and planning styles".

Along with a methodological framework the book includes twelve country case studies and the comparative conclusions covering a variety of planning systems of EU member states. According to the four "ideal types" of planning systems identified in the EU Compendium, at least two countries have been selected from each of the four different planning traditions:

  1. regional-economic (France, Germany),
  2. Urbanism (Greece, Italy),
  3. comprehensive/integrated (Denmark ,Finland, Netherlands, Germany),
  4. "land use planning" (UK, Czech Republic, Belgium/Flanders),

along with two additional case studies focusing on the recent developments in eastern European countries by looking at Poland and in southern Europe looking at Turkey.


Space Modernization And Social Interaction

RRP $354.99

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This book concerns the Beijing Hutong and changing perceptions of space, of social relations and of self, as processes of urban redevelopment remove Hutong dwellers from their traditional homes to new high-rise apartments. It addresses questions of how space is humanly built and transformed, classified and differentiated, and most importantly how space is perceived and experienced. This study elaborates and expands Lefebvre's "trialectic" of space on a theoretical level. The ethnography presented is a conversation with Tim Ingold's argument about "empty space". This research employs the ethnographic technique of participant-observation to secure a finely textured, detailed and micro-social account of local experience. Then, these micro-social insights are contextualized within macro-social structures of Chinese modernism by speaking to geographical concerns, orientalism and history.


Princess Sparkle

RRP $11.99

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This is a shimmering story from the Kingdom of Glitterland. Princess Sparkle loves all manner of sparkly, twinkly things, so she is shocked when she finds that the world outside the royal palace is often not very beautiful at all - something must be done! This delightful boardbook has indented foil details on every page, bringing to life all the dazzling gemstones, shiny shoes, scintillating chandeliers, beguiling butterflies and even flashy fish. Told with simple language that youngsters can follow easily, whether they are read to or try by themselves. When the King and Queen of Glitterland had a baby girl, the first thing she reached for was her mother's second-best crown. So the King decided to call her Princess Sparkle. The name suits her very well, for she adores jewels and sequins and anything that gleams, and every day she wears the sparkliest dress you could imagine. If there is one thing that Princess Sparkle loves as much as her jewels (of which she has lots), it is parties! You can go with her as she admires all the radiant clothes, and the whole palace twinkles with flickering candles - all of which is highlighted with special holographic foil. However, when Princess Sparkle leaves the castle for the very first time, it comes as a shock. Everything in the world outside is dull and ugly. Even the birds look bland, and the river that winds down the valley is brown and sluggish. Follow the princess as she livens up the waters with sapphires, decorates the trees with diamonds, adds pretty pearls to petals, and uses sequins to make the birds bright and beautiful. Young readers will certainly take a shine to Princess Sparkle's good deeds.



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