Planning is central to economic, social and environmental life but its practice is frequently criticised by all who engage in it. Seen as too restrictive by those who promote development and too weak by those opposing it, planners advising on proposals cannot sit on the fence. Is it the planning system that is problematic or is it the planners that work within it? This valuable book examines these issues at Continuing Professional Development level and discusses the ways in which management theories, tools and techniques can be applied to planning practice and used by all who engage in it. Written by an experienced author and widely respected academic, the book includes case studies and question and answer sections, and will be valuable through both initial and continuous professional education, helping candidates prepare for examinations and subsequent management.
Dr Janice Morphet is a Visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Planning. A Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute, she has been chief executive of a local authority, head of University school of planning and landscape, a senior adviser on local government in central government and a consultant. Janice has been a trustee of the RTPI and TCPA and was a member of the planning committee for the London 2012 Olympic Games. A frequent speaker, she has written several books and papers on planning, governance and infrastructure.
Introduction; Strategy and strategic planning; Leadership Styles and repertoire; Managing Resources 1: people; Managing Resources 2: finance; Managing Programmes and Projects; Sustainable Management and maintenance; Understanding and managing risk; Communications and reputation management; Professional ethics and self-management.