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The Politics and Ideology of Planning

By Tim Marshall

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9 Dec 2020

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216 pages

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978-1447337218

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234 x 156 mm

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9 Dec 2020

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216 pages

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    The Politics and Ideology of Planning

    Planning is a battleground of ideas and interests, perhaps more visibly and continuously than ever before in the UK. These battles play out nationally and at every level, from cities to the smallest neighbourhoods.

    Marshall goes to the root of current planning models and exposes who is acting for what purposes across these battlegrounds. He examines the ideological structuring of planning and the interplay of political forces which act out conflicting interest positions.

    This book discusses how structures of planning can be improved and explores how we can generate more effective political engagements in the future.

    "Marshall not only presents a compelling view of key issues in the contemporary planning system, but has outlined key areas of concern for the future. A must-read for students, practitioners and academics alike.” Malcolm Tait, University of Sheffield

    "An incisive and critical book spurred by the belief that planning matters enough for us to understand its relationship to politics and ideology properly. It has something to offer all those with a serious interest in planning." Huw Thomas, Cardiff University

    Tim Marshall is Emeritus Professor at Oxford Brookes University.

    Introducing planning, politics and ideology

    Writing on politics and ideology in planning

    Ideologies in Britain, with initial linking to planning

    Planning history, planning reform and politics and ideology

    Planning expertise and planning law: autonomy from politics and ideology?

    Ideology and politics in government, central and local

    Ideology and politics in professions, lobbying, consultancies and pressure groups

    Communication, the media and deliberation

    Facets of planning action: heritage, local environment and design

    Fields of planning action: housing, economy and infrastructure

    Paths to improving the ideological and political dimensions of planning