Incentives, Regulations and Plans: The Role of States and Nation-States in Smart Growth Planning (New Horizons in Regional Science Series)

Incentives, Regulations and Plans: The Role of States and Nation-States in Smart Growth Planning (New Horizons in Regional Science Series)

By: Kelly J. Clifton (editor), Gerrit-Jan Knaap (editor), Hulbert A. Haccou (editor), John W. Frece (editor)Hardback

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This unique book allows readers to compare analyses of how North American states and European nation-states use incentives, regulations or plans to approach a core set of universal land use issues such as: containing sprawl, mixed use development, transit oriented development, affordable housing, healthy urban designs, and marketing smarter growth. The concept of smart growth has gained in popularity in many countries around the world. From Europe to Asia to North America, planners, citizens, and policy makers have come to realize that patterns of urban development not only matter, but can affect the quality of life of every urban and rural resident. Comparing the approaches and results of policies in different locations is a logical way to assess policy success. While similarities and differences provide the foundation for trans-Atlantic comparisons, the contributions in this book focus on three central themes: smart growth, the role of states and nation-states, and the use of incentives, regulations and plans. Incentives, Regulations and Plans will find an audience in the United States, Canada and Europe, especially from those interested in architecture, planning, engineering, urban studies, agriculture and public policy.

About Author

Edited by Gerrit-Jan Knaap, Executive Director, NCSGRE and Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Maryland, US, Huibert A. Haccou, Associate Professor, School of Environmental Planning and Building, Saxion Universities of Professional Education / Habiforum Foundation, The Netherlands, Kelly J. Clifton, Portland State University, US and John W. Frece, formerly Associate Director, NCSGRE and Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland, US


Contents: Introduction: Why Explore Smart Growth from a Trans-Atlantic Perspective? Gerrit-Jan Knaap and Huibert A. Haccou PART I: URBAN CONTAINMENT 1. Urban Containment: European Experience of Planning for the Compact City Cliff Hague 2. Containing Sprawl Chang-Hee Christine Bae PART II: MIXED USE 3. Encouraging Mixed Use in Practice Jill Grant 4. Mixed Land Use in Germany: Opportunities, Benefits, and Constraints Claus-Christian Wiegandt PART III: AFFORDABLE HOUSING 5. Smart Growth: Opportunity or Threat to Affordable Housing? Charles Connerly 6. Affordable Housing, Housing Strategies and Growth Management in Flanders (Belgium): Facts, Policy and Discourses Jef E.J. Van den Broeck and Han Verschure PART IV: TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT 7. Transit-oriented Development in the US: Contemporary Practices, Impacts and Policy Directions Robert Cervero 8. Transit-oriented Urban Environments Reduce Travel - A Fairytale? Harry Timmermans PART V: HEALTHY URBAN DESIGN 9. Healthy Urban Planning: The Anatomy of a WHO Healthy Cities Project Hugh Barton 10. Healthy Urban Design: Maryland's Smart Codes and the Pedestrian Environment Kelly J. Clifton, Andrea Livi Smith and Rodney Harrell PART VI: SMART GROWTH IMPLEMENTATION 11. Smart Growth Strategies as a Challenge for Dutch Developmental Planning Policies Leonie B. Janssen-Jansen 12. State Plan and Smart Growth Implementation: The New Jersey Case Martin A. Bierbaum Conclusion: A Retrospective and a Call for More Trans-Atlantic Research Gerrit-Jan Knaap and Huibert A. Haccou Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845426446
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781845426446
  • ISBN10: 1845426444

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