Instruments of planning: Tensions and challenges for more equitable and sustainable cities


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Instruments of Planning: Tensions and Challenges for more Equitable and Sustainable Cities critically explores planning's instrumentality to deliver important social and environmental outcomes in neoliberal planning landscapes. Because each instrument is unique and may be tailored to its own jurisdictional needs, Instruments of Planning is a compendium of case studies from urban regions in Australia, Canada, the United States and Europe, providing readers with a collection that critically challenges the role and potential of planning instruments and instrumentality across a range of contexts. Instruments of Planning captures the political, institutional, and economic challenges that confront planning. It examines planning instruments designed to assist with strategic planning and implementation, and considers the role that technology plays in unpacking and understanding complexity in planning. Written by Rebecca Leshinsky and Crystal Legacy of RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, this book fills the gap in planning theory about the instrumentality of planning in the neoliberal urban context. It is essential reading for students, urban researchers, policy analysts and planning practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstruments of Planning
Subtitle of host publicationTensions and challenges for more equitable and sustainable cities
EditorsRebecca Leshinsky, Chrystal Legacy
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
Number of pages276
ISBN (Electronic)9781315749037
ISBN (Print)9781138812048
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2015


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