Planning is central to economic, social and environmental life but its practice is frequently criticised by all who engage in it. Seen as too restrictive by those who promote development and too weak by those opposing it, planners who advise on proposals cannot sit on the fence. Is it the planning system that is problematic or is it the planners who work within it? This valuable book examines these issues at the continuing professional development level and discusses the ways in which management theories, tools and techniques can be applied to planning practice and used by all who engage in it.
Written by an experienced author and widely respected academic, the book includes case studies and question and answer sections, and will be valuable through both initial and continuous professional education, helping candidates prepare for examinations and subsequent management.
“Planning is a vital and distinctive activity, but the highest level of management and leadership are required to get it right. Clearly applying management theory to planning and planners, this important books fills a real gap in the literature.” Ben Clifford, University College London
"As this book explains, effective leadership and management are crucial to successful planning. All those who aspire to leadership positions in planning would do well to heed its advice." David Adams, University of Glasgow
"Good leadership in planning is recognised as a vital quality for the creation of successful places. This comprehensive book gives public and private sector planners a real insight into how to achieve this in the context of a declining public sector in an increasingly privatised world." Janet Askew, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute 2015 and University of the West of England
Janice Morphet is a visiting professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. A fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute, she has been chief executive of a local authority, head of university school of planning and landscape, a senior adviser on the role of local government in central government and a consultant and was a member of the planning committee for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Sector and Scales;
Theories, tools and techniques;
Strategy and Planning;
managing resources in planning: people and communications;
Managing Resources for planning; finance;
Managing planning processes;
managing planning; projects, plans and programmes;
Sustainable Management and Risk;
personal management in planning.