Crossing Borders: International Exchange and Planning Practices by Patsy HealeyCrossing Borders: International Exchange and Planning Practices by Patsy Healey

Crossing Borders: International Exchange and Planning Practices

EditorPatsy Healey, Robert Upton

Paperback | March 22, 2010

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The complex diffusion processes affecting the flow of planning ideas and practices across the globe are illustrated in this book. It raises questions about why and how some ideas and practices attract international attention, and about the invention processes which go on when external influences are woven together with local efforts to meet local specifics and requirements.

Initiated to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the journalPlanning Theory and Practicein 2009, this book reflects the themes of the journal.

Taking different intellectual perspectives, this collection takes a critical look at the international diffusion of planning ideas and practices, their impacts on planning practices in different contexts, on the challenge of 'situating' planning practices, and on the ethical and methodological issues of international exchange in the planning field.

Patsy Healeyis Professor Emeritus at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Newcastle, UK.Robert Uptonwas formerly Secretary General of the Royal Town Planning Institute and is now Deputy Chair of the Infrastructure Planning Commission in England.
Title:Crossing Borders: International Exchange and Planning PracticesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:March 22, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415558476

ISBN - 13:9780415558471

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Table of Contents

Preface  1. Introduction: The Transnational Flow of Knowledge and Expertise in the Planning FieldPatsy Healey  2. Poverty Truths âThe Politics of Knowledge in the New Global Order of DevelopmentAnanya Roy  3. Transnational Planners in a Post-colonial WorldStephen Ward  4. Exploring the Travel of the American Neighbourhood Unit to India Sanjeev Vidyarthi  5. Cities in Transition: Spatial Planning in Modern ChinaBing Wang  6. Urban Sustainability and Compact Cities Ideas in Japan: The Diffusion, Transformation and Deployment of Planning ConceptsAndre Sorensen  7. When Planning Ideas Land: Mahaweli's People-centered ApproachNihal Perera  8. Sustainable Urban Transport Policy Transfer in Central and Eastern EuropeDominic Stead, Martin de Jong and Iveta Reinholde  9. Subaltern Speak in a Postcolonial Setting: Diffusing and Contesting Donor-engendered Knowledge in the Water Sector in ZambiaBarbara Mwalia Kazimbaya-Senkwe and Peter Lubambo  10. Women's Safety Audits and Walking School Buses: The Diffusion/De-fusion of Two Radical Planning IdeasCarolyn Whitzman and Jana Perkovic  11. Institutional Biases in the International Diffusion of Planning ConceptsSukumar Ganapati and Niraj Verma  12. Developmental Planning for Sustainable Urbanisation in AsiaJieming Zhu  13. A Trans-Pacific Planning Education in Reverse: Reflections of an American with a Chinese Doctorate in Urban Planning and Design Dan Abramson  14. Crossing borders: Do Planning Ideas Travel?John Friedmann  15. Similarity or Differences? What to Emphasize Now for Effective Planning PracticeBish Sanyal