Item description for Constructing Suburbs: Competing Voices in a Debate over Urban Growth (Cities and Regions, Planning, Policy and Management , Vol 2) by Ann Forsyth...
In the world of urban development, big projects seem to offer potential for effective planning, by allowing those involved to weigh multiple factors and provide integrated solutions over a broad area. But these projects, at least in the 1990s, are rarely the site of uncontested visions of the future. Governments are internally divided, nonprofessionals expect a voice in development, private sector actors have differing concerns, and financial and professional stakes are high. This pluralism is hardly new, but combined with large- scale contemporary environmental, economic and social changes, it creates a complicated context for development. Examining the debate between activists and professional planners over the vision of the future of a large growth corridor in Sydney, Australia, this case study maps the history of development from the late sixties to the mid-nineties, during which time serious environmental and financial problems arose. The book outlines five major visions of the future develo
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.35" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.71 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1999
ISBN 9057005271 ISBN13 9789057005275
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More About Ann Forsyth
ANN FORSYTH, PhD, MPIA, is Dayton Hudson Chair of Urban Design and Director of the Metropolitan Design Center at the University of Minnesota. Her publications include Constructing Suburbs: Competing Voices in a Debate Over Urban Growth and Reforming Suburbia: The Planned Communities of Irvine, Columbia, and The Woodlands.
LAURA R. MUSACCHIO, PhD, ASLA, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and is on the research faculty in the Metropolitan Design Center at the University of Minnesota. She is also a research scientist in urban ecology with the Central Arizona Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research project.