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Author Barton, Hugh, author

Title City of well-being : a radical guide to planning / Hugh Barton
Edition First published
Published London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017


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Description xiv, 290 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents Contents note continued: 10.The Local Ecology Of Cities -- Ecological resilience -- Green infrastructure -- Air quality, health and planning -- Sustainable urban water systems -- Biodiversity -- Local food production -- IV.NAVIGATION: A ROUTE MAP FOR HEALTHY PLANNING -- Criteria for judging healthy urban policy -- 11.Reality check: the economics of land and development -- The life-cycle of a plot -- Players in the development game -- Land and housing markets -- How land values shape the city -- Urban renewal and managing the market -- 12.Sustainable Urban Form -- Understanding urban form -- Centrifugal and centripetal forces -- Decentralization versus the compact city -- Polycentricity and linearity -- Five key urban form decision areas -- 13.Healthy Neighbourhood Design -- Introduction: the significance of locality -- The shape of neighbourhoods -- Spatial analysis and density -- The quality of place -- Conclusion: urban design -- 14.Urban Dynamics --
Contents note continued: Converting healthy rhetoric into healthy decisions -- Conclusion -- EPILOGUE -- Seven conclusions if we are serious about planning cities for well-being -- Final thought
Contents note continued: Freiburg: city of short distances -- Portland: breaking the neo-liberal taboo -- Lessons from inspirational cities -- III.COGNITION: THE SCIENCE OF HEALTHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS -- 6.Physical Health, Lifestyle And Planning -- Introduction: obesity, health and physical activity -- Active travel: walking and cycling -- Active recreation -- Healthy diet -- Cautions and counsels -- 7.Planning For Mental And Social Well-Being -- Nature, greenspace, sun and sound -- Social networks and community -- Healthy, diverse neighbourhoods -- Social capital and empowerment -- Spatial planning recommendations -- 8.Planning For Place Equity -- Social justice and health inequalities -- Planning for all -- Work, income and spatial policy -- Housing and living conditions -- Movement and accessibility -- 9.Climate Change And Settlement Planning -- The threat of climate change -- Greenhouse gases, energy and planning -- Sustainable energy strategy -- Conclusion: human ecology --
Contents note continued: Introduction: strategic planning issues -- Understanding the economic base of a city -- Population and housing -- Matching economic activity and population -- Transport infrastructure and economic development -- V.PERSPIRATION: LAND, POWER AND PROCESS -- 15.The Governance Of Land -- Is planning really necessary? -- Private and community property rights -- Comparative planning systems -- Local government powers -- Conclusion -- 16.The Planning Process And The Role Of Planners -- Dimensions of planning: technical, political and executive -- From design to the rational planning process -- Heroic versus humdrum planning -- The medium is the message: collaborative planning -- Testing theory against practice -- Ethical planning -- 17.Putting Principle Into Practice -- Community engagement: making decisions in a pluralist society -- A cyclic planning process -- Case study: Stroud town centre Neighbourhood Plan --
Machine generated contents note: I.ORIENTATION -- Prologue: contrasting city scenarios -- 1.Putting People at the heart of planning -- Introduction: the purpose of planning -- Time-bombs of health, climate and urbanization -- Planning at the cross-roads -- Reflection -- 2.A Framework For Understanding -- Towards an ecosystem model of cities -- The Settlement Health Map -- Interpretation of the Settlement Health Map -- Conclusion: ethics for planners -- II.INSPIRATION -- 3.Shafts Of Light From The Past -- Hippodamus and the city of Priene -- The mediaeval city: Siena -- Grand designs -- Ethical entrepreneurs -- 4.The Emergence Of Modern Planning -- The public health revolution -- Ebenezer Howard and Garden Cities -- The pioneers in Britain and America -- Planning as civic design -- The British new towns -- Gaining the country but losing the plot -- 5.Beacons Of Hope -- Introduction: WHO Healthy Cities -- Copenhagen: city of cyclists -- Kuopio: city of lakes and forests --
Summary Town planning is deeply implicated in both the planetary crisis of climate change and the personal crises of unhealthy lifestyle, both as cause and potential remedy. While the core concept of seeing settlements as providing the human habitat is widely accepted, all too often there is a failure to carry it through systematically. The original root of town planning was concern for human health and quality of life, andCity of Well-Being demonstrates how planners can recapture that initial agenda using the tools and techniques of today. This book is about town and urban planning as a generic skill - not about the legal systems and procedures which are distinct in each country, but the insights and skills which apply irrespective of the institutional context.City of Well-being links the activity of planning with the underpinning values of health, well-being and sustainable development. It offers a systematic account available of how to plan towns and cities that offer humane, inclusive, liveable and ecologically sustainable environment. Hugh Barton challenges the prevailing view that mediation and co-ordination are enough. He links the scientific evidence in relation to human well-being and the built environment to strategies for analysis, policies and plans.City of Well-Being deals with the interplay of different scales and contexts of planning - city regions, rural towns, neighbourhoods and individual development projects. It draws extensively on best practice and recent research, dealing with realities not wishful thinking, providing tools and a holistic philosophy for the professional planner, and always maintaining a focus on core technical skills: spatial analysis, policy and design at varied scales, collaborative decision-processes involving all sectors, and systematic evidence-based appraisal. City of Well-Being sets out an agenda for twenty-first century planning that combines the principles that have always been at the heart of urban planning with the most recent of best practice. The result is a blueprint for how modern planning should be
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject City planning -- Health aspects.
Urban health.
Urban Health.
City Planning -- education.
LC no. 2016023529
ISBN 0415639328 (hbk)
0415639336 (paperback)
9780415639323 (hbk)
9780415639330 (paperback)