Strategic Planning in London - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080197807, 9781483155487

Strategic Planning in London

1st Edition

The Rise and Fall of the Primary Road Network

Authors: Douglas A. Hart
eBook ISBN: 9781483155487
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 252
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Strategic Planning in London: The Rise and Fall of the Primary Road Network examines the relationship between order and change in the urban planning process. Focusing on the planning of Greater London during 1943 to 1973, the book describes how strategic road planning and urban order has changed over this period. The text analyzes why the large-scale planning of high-speed major roads in Greater London has failed. Chapter 1 examines traditional master planning and disjointed incrementalism and outlines a conceptual model based on an iterative approach to urban planning. Chapter 2 considers the way in which traffic congestion in Greater London was defined in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Chapter 3 and 4 describes Abercombrie-Buchanan approach to highway and urban and planning. Chapter 5 points out the ways in which the concept of traffic congestion was broadened in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Finally, Chapter 6 focuses on the control mechanisms used in the planning period from 1943 to 1973. This book will be of interest to engineers who are seeking a comprehensive analysis of strategic planning.

Table of Contents

Abstract Acknowledgments Abbreviations Used in the Text Introduction Chapter 1. Ordering Change: Planning as an Iterative Process Ordering Change Iterative Planning The Concept of Process in Planning Iterative Planning and Disjointed Incrementalism An Example of Iterative Planning-Strategic Road Planning in Greater London Chapter 2. Framing the Problem: Traffic Growth, Town Planning and the Creation of the Greater London Council London's Traffic Problem Mounting Pressure Traffic and Town Planning in Greater London Lack of Administrative Co-Ordination Opportunity for Metropolitan Planning—The Creation of the GLC Chapter 3. Constructing a Solution: a Planning Prescription for Physically Controlling Londons Traffic Abercrombie's Three Londons-An Organic View The Circulatory System: Physically Canalizing Traffic Abercrombie's Geometry Recapitulation The Buchanan Approach Traditional Planning and the Tripp Connection Chapter 4. Unwrapping the Box; Ringway One and the Planning of the Primary Road Network London's Long-term Strategy: the Continuing Traffic Commitment Changing the Order of Priority Reinforcing—And Narrowing-The Main Road Component The London Traffic Survey and Its Initial Organizational Impact Unwrapping the Box The Form and Function of the Primary Road Network Chapter 5. Widening the Movement Planning Process: The Fall All of the Primary Road Network Redefining the Problem Widening the Movement Planning Process The Growth of Opposition Analyzing the Plan-The GLDP Inquiry The Fall of the Primary Road Network Chapter 6. Ordering Change and Changing Orders: An Analysis of the Planning Process in Greater London Changing Orders in the Capital Cohesive Policy: Explanation and Analysis Factored Policy: Explanation and Analysis Diffused Pol


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