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The Resource City of Well-being : A radical guide to planning

City of Well-being : A radical guide to planning

City of Well-being : A radical guide to planning
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  • Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- LIST OF FIGURES -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- I ORIENTATION -- PROLOGUE: contrasting city scenarios -- I. 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 -- 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 -- Heaithy 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- Converting healthy rhetoric into healthy decisions -- Conclusion -- EPILOGUE -- Seven conclusions if we are serious about planning cities for well-being -- Final thought -- INDEX
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