New Trends in Urban Planning

New Trends in Urban Planning

Studies in Housing, Urban Design and Planning

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: Dan Soen
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483145761

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New Trends in Urban Planning: Studies in Housing, Urban Design and Planning presents the trends in urban planning with a wide array of theory and practice in various countries. This book deals with the overall problems facing urban planners in their striving at an enhanced quality of life in human settlements. Organized into seven panels encompassing 29 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the planning aspects of a general nature. This text then highlights some of the important trends in the recent change of focus due to the view that the settlement is a better contemporary definition than urban planning. Other chapters consider that the theory and practice of urban planning is found to be inadequate for the purpose of remedying deficiencies in urban areas. The final chapter deals with the specific developments that are taking place in Israel and elsewhere. This book is a valuable resource for teachers, practitioners, researchers, administrators, and politicians.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Panel 1 Town & Regional Planning

    Introductory Note

    1. From Urban Planning to Settlement Planning

    2. Monitoring and Review in the Planning Process: Some Practical Problems

    3. Policy-Planning-Implementation: The Missing Link

    4. An Application of Non-Metric Techniques in the Dan Metropolitan Region

    5. Onwards From Urban Design

    6. The Urban Public Space Network as a Planning Concept

    7. The Rurban Village

    Panel 2 Land Use Evaluation

    Introductory Note

    8. The Problem of Setting Flexible Norms for Land Allocation for Public Facilities

    9. New Trends in Land Use Planning - The Environmental Input

    10. New Methods of Financing Urban Growth

    Panel 3 New Trends in Housing

    Introductory Note

    11. Habitability - Occupant's Needs and Dwelling Satisfaction

    12. Decision Models for the Evaluation of Housing: A Literature Review

    13. Home Ownership, The Rental Market and the Cost of Housing

    Panel 4 Social Analysis & Social Planning

    Introductory Note

    14. Human Values in Urban Architecture

    15. The Trade-Off Between Density and other Objectives: A Re-examination of Planning Norms

    16. Residential Density in Urban Planning

    17. Designing for HtDIlan Behavior: Some Performance Guidelines for the Design and Evaluation of Environmental Spaces in the Dwelling

    18. New Attitudes to Social Indicators in the Evaluation of "Quality of Life"

    19. Recent Developments in Community Participation in Urban Planning in the United States

    Panel 5 Psychological Aspects in Urban Planning

    Introductory Note

    20. Emotional Loading of Environmental Perceptions: A Contribution to Architectural Psychology

    21. Privacy and Crowding - Their Meaning in the Urban Context

    22. The Man in the Street: Notes on the Existential Meaning of the Street and its Spatial Implications

    Panel 6 Urban Planning in Arid Zones

    Introductory Note

    23. Policy Trends in and Proposed Strategies for Arid-Zone Development

    24. Regions as Growth Poles: The Negev as a Case Study

    25. Planning Settlements for upland Arid Regions: An Overview of Environmental and Building Considerations

    26. A Case for Local Architecture in an Arid Zone: The Negev Desert in Israel

    Panel 7 Urbanization in Israel

    Introductory Note

    27. Geographic Re-Evaluation of Town Distribution in Israel

    28. Community Approach to Town Planning

    29. Migration Patterns and National Settlement Policies

    Appendix — Symposium Membership


Product details

  • No. of pages: 370
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483145761

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