Study Skills for Town and Country Planning

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    Preface

    Numerous books exist that consider town and country planning from an academic and/or practice perspective, but few consider how it is studied. The aim of this text is to provide an effective introduction to the essential university study skills associated with town and country planning. The text is interspersed with activities, tips, definitions and further reading to help the reader develop their skills and understanding, and to support onward learning. The book will support those intending to study, or already studying for, a degree or high qualification in town and country planning and associated built environment fields such as architecture, geography, urban studies, housing, property development, construction and surveying.

    Acknowledgements

    For our family, friends and colleagues, whose love and support have been, and continue to be, invaluable.

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    About the Authors

    Adam Sheppard Adam joined the University of the West of England, Bristol as a lecturer in 2007 from planning practice. Adam previously worked in Essex, South Gloucestershire and the Bristol urban fringe, and Herefordshire as a Local Planning Authority development management officer. He has been involved in a diverse range of planning projects at varying scales and degrees of complexity. Adam has worked in both the rural and urban context and has experience across the planning spectrum, from green belt areas and open countryside to city centre redevelopment projects. Adam has research interests in planning implementation, history, law and the decision-making process, and teaches to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and on professional practice short courses.

    Nick Smith Nick joined the University of the West of England, Bristol in 2007 following six years in private practice. During this time he was involved with a variety of projects for both public and private clients. He now leads the department's undergraduate programme in town and country planning and has research and teaching interests in strategic planning, the planning and delivery of infrastructure, planning history and regeneration. He is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a member of the Town and Country Planning Association. He chairs the RTPI South West in 2013.

  • Appendix One

    Key Books on Town and Country planning

    Allmendinger, P. (2009) Planning theory. Second ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Barton, H., Grant, M. and Guise, R. (2010)Shaping neighbourhoods: For local health and global sustainability.London: Routledge.

    Booth, P (2003) Planning by consent: The origins and nature of British development control. London: Routledge.

    Carmona, M., Heath, T., Oc, T. and Tiesdell, S. (2010) Public places urban spaces: The dimensions of urban design. London: Architectural Press.

    Clifford, B. and Tewdwr-Jones, M. (2013) The collaborating planner? Practitioners in the neoliberal age. Bristol: Policy Press.

    Cullingworth, B. and Nadin, V. (2006) Town and country planning in the UK. Fourteenth ed. London: Routledge.

    Dimitrou, H. and Thompson, R. (2007) Strategic planning for regional development in the UK. London: Routledge.

    Dühr, S., Colomb, C. and Nadin, V. (2010) European spatial planning and territorial cooperation. London: Routledge.

    Fainstein, S. (2011) Readings in urban theory. Third ed. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

    Gallent, N. and Tewdwr-Jones, M. (2006) Decent homes for all: Reviewing planning's role in housing provision. London: Routledge.

    Gallent, N., Juntti, M., Kidd, S. and Shaw, D., eds (2008) Introduction to rural planning (the natural and built environment series). London: Routledge.

    Gehl, J. (2010) Cities for people. Washington: Island Press.

    Gibbs, R. (2011) Principles of urban retail planning and development. London: John Wiley and Sons.

    Gilg, A. (2005) Planning in Britain: Understanding and evaluating the post-war system. London: Sage.

    Glasson, J, Therivel, R. and Chadwick, A. (2011) Introduction to environmental impact assessment (natural and built environment series). London: Routledge.

    Hall, P. (2002) Cities of tomorrow: An intellectual history of urban planning and design in the twentieth century. Third ed. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

    Hall, P. and Tewdwr-Jones, M. (2010) Urban and regional planning. Fifth ed. London: Routledge.

    Headicar, P. (2009) Transport policy and planning in Great Britain. London: Routledge.

    Healey, P. (2010) Making better places: the planning project in the twenty-first century. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Hull, A. (2010) Transport matters: Integrated approaches to planning city-regions. London: Routledge.

    Isaac, D., O'Leary, J., and Daley, M. (2010) Property development: Appraisal and finance (building and surveying series). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

    LeGates, R. (ed.) (2011) The city reader. Fifth ed. London: Routledge.

    Marshall, T. (2012) Planning major infrastructure: A critical analysis. London: Routledge.

    Moor, N. (2011) The look and shape of England. London: The Book Guild.

    Moore, V and Purdue, M. (2012) A practical approach to planning law. Twelfth ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Morphet, J. (2010) Effective practice in spatial planning. London: Routledge.

    Morphet, J. (2013) How Europe shapes British public policy. Bristol: Policy Press.

    Morris, A. (1994) A history of urban form: Before the industrial revolutions. London: Longman.

    Pacione, M. (2009) Urban geography: A global perspective. Third ed. London: Routledge.

    Parker, G. and Doak, J. (2012) Key concepts in planning (key concepts in human geography). London: Sage.

    Ratcliffe, J., Stubbs M. and Shepherd, M. (2009) Urban planning and real estate development. Third ed. London: Routledge Press.

    Rudlin, D. and Falk, N. (2009) Sustainable urban neighbourhood: Building the 21st century home. London: Architectural Press.

    Rydin, Y. (2011) The purpose of planning: Creating sustainable towns and cities. Bristol: The Policy Press.

    Squires, G. (2012) Urban and environmental economics. London: Routledge.

    Tallon, A. (2013) Urban regeneration in the UK. Second ed. London: Routledge.

    Taylor, N. (1998) Urban planning theory since 1945. London: Sage.

    Tewdwr-Jones, M. (2012) Spatial planning and governance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Ward, C. (2004) Planning and urban change. Second ed. London: Sage.

    Wates, N. and Thompson, J. (2008) The community planning event manual: How to use collaborative planning and urban design events to improve your environment (tools for community planning). London: Routledge.

    Williams, J. (2011) Zero-carbon homes: A road map. London: Routledge.

    Wilson, E. and Piper, J. (eds.) (2010) Spatial planning and climate change (natural and built environment series). London: Routledge.

    Appendix Two

    Key Journals Associated with Town and Country Planning

    Annals of the Association of American Geographers (Routledge)

    Applied Geography (Elsevier)

    Area (Wiley)

    Cities (Elsevier)

    City, Culture and Society (Elsevier)

    Coastal Management (Taylor & Francis)

    Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities (Wiley)

    Cultural Geographies (Sage)

    Environment and Planning A (Pion)

    Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design (Pion)

    Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy (Pion)

    Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (Pion)

    European Planning Studies (Routledge)

    European Urban and Regional Studies (Sage)

    Gender, Place and Culture (Routledge)

    Geoforum (Elsevier)

    Geopolitics (Routledge)

    Housing Studies (Routledge)

    International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (Taylor & Francis)

    International Planning Studies (Routledge)

    Irish Geography (Routledge)

    Journal of Cultural Geography (Routledge)

    Journal of Developing Studies (Sage)

    Journal of Environment Planning and Management (Routledge)

    Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning (Routledge)

    Journal of Historical Geography (Elsevier)

    Journal of Planning Education and Research (Sage)

    Journal of Planning History (Sage)

    Journal of Rural Studies (Elsevier)

    Journal of the American Planning Association (Routledge)

    Journal of Town and City Management (Henry Stewart Publications)

    Journal of Urban Affairs (Wiley)

    Journal of Urban Design (Routledge)

    Journal of Urbanism (Routledge)

    Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal (Henry Stewart)

    Land Use Policy (Elsevier)

    Local Environment (Routledge)

    Planning Perspectives (Routledge)

    Planning Practice and Research (Routledge)

    Planning Theory and Practice (Routledge)

    Population Studies (Routledge)

    Progress in Human Geography (Sage)

    Progress in Planning (Elsevier)

    Regional Studies (Routledge)

    Social and Cultural Geography (Routledge)

    Sociologia Ruralis (Wiley)

    Sustainable Cities and Society (Elsevier)

    The Geographical Journal (Wiley)

    The Journal of Environment and Development (Sage)

    The Professional Geographer (Routledge)

    Tourism Geographies (Routledge)

    Town Planning Review (Liverpool University Press)

    Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (Wiley)

    Transport Reviews (Routledge)

    Transportation Planning and Technology (Routledge)

    Urban Affairs Review (Sage)

    Urban Policy and Research (Routledge)

    Urban Studies (Sage)

    Appendix Three

    Useful Websites Relating to Town and Country Planning
    A general A to Z
    UK Government Departments

    (The jurisdiction of each of these departments and bodies varies in response to the devolution of UK policy. Coverage often varies with the specific policy being covered. You should check the coverage of relevant policy by referring to the websites listed here.)

    Appendix Four

    How do I Reference …
    An Act of Parliament (Statutes)

    Great Britain. Name of Act. Chapter number. (Year of publication) Place of publication: Publisher.

    E.g.:

    Great Britain. Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act. Chapter 20. (2009) London: The Stationary Office.

    A Book

    Author's surname, Author's initial. (Year of publication) Title. Edition (if it is not the first). Place of publication: Publisher.

    E.g.:

    Rydin, Y. (2011) The Purpose of planning: Creating sustainable towns and cities. Bristol: Policy Press.

    An Electronic Book

    Author's surname, Author's initial. (Year of publication) Title [online]. Edition (if it is not the first). Place of publication: Publisher. [Accessed DD Month YYYY]

    E.g.:

    Hall, P. and Tewdwr-Jones, M. (2010) Urban and regional planning [online]. Fifth ed. London: Routledge. [Accessed 10 August 2012]

    A Book Chapter

    Author's surname, Author's initial. (Year of publication) ‘Book chapter title’. In Author's surname, Author's initial., Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, page numbers.

    E.g.:

    Shaftoe, H. and Tallon, A. (2009) ‘Bristol: not a design-led renaissance’. In Punter, J., Urban design and the British urban renaissance. London: Routledge, pp. 115–131.

    An Official Command Paper (‘White’ and ‘Green’ Publications Issued by the UK Government) or Departmental Paper

    Country. Name of Committee, Department or Royal Commission (Year of publication) Title. Place of publication: Publisher. (Paper number)

    E.g.:

    Great Britain. Department of Communities and Local Government (2012) Re-imagining urban spaces to help revitalise our high streets. Department for Communities and Local Government.

    Great Britain. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (2012) Review of the balance of competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union [online]. London: The Stationary Office. (Cm 8415)

    A House of Commons/House of Lords Paper

    Country. Parliament. Name of House. Name of Committee (if applies) (Year of publication) Title. Place of publication: Publisher. (HC/HL paper number YYYY/YYYY)

    E.g.:

    Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons (2012) Olympic Delivery Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2011–12. London: The Stationary Office. (HC 0321 2012–13)

    A Conference Paper

    Author's surname, Author's initial. (Year of publication) ‘Title of conference paper/contribution’. In Editor Surname, initials., ed. Title of Conference Proceedings. Place of conference, date of conference. Place of publication (if known): Publisher, page numbers.

    E.g.:

    Gehl, Y. (2010) ‘People cities = sustainable cities’. In Naidu, D. ed. Liveable and Sustainable Cities for the Future: World Cities Summit. Singapore, 28 June to 1 July. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, pp. 81–2.

    Discussion Group

    Listname/Groupname/Board [online] (Year of latest update). Available from: URL. [Accessed DD Month YYYY]

    E.g.:

    Royal Town Planning Institute LinkedIn (2012). Available from: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3036245&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr. [Accessed 10 August 2012]

    A (Student) Dissertation

    Author's surname, initials. (Year of publication) Title of Thesis, Dissertation or Project. Level of qualification, Name of University.

    E.g.:

    Crellen, J. (2012) Do the principles underpinning Sharp's 1946 reconstruction plan have relevance to the future of Exeter? BA (Hons) Town and Country Planning, University of the West of England.

    A Film or One-Off TV Programme

    Title of programme (Year of first broadcast) [TV]. Directed by Directors name. Channel of first broadcast, Day and Month of first broadcast.

    E.g.:

    The Truth about Climate Change (2008) [TV]. Directed by Sir David Attenborough. BBC1, 11 November.

    A Journal Article

    In print:

    Author's surname, Author's initial. (Year of publication) ‘Title of the article’. Journal Title. Volume no.(Part no.): page numbers.

    E.g.:

    Vigar, G. and Healey, P. (2010) ‘Territorial integration and plan-led planning’. Planning Practice and Research. 14(2): 153–69.

    Electronic format:

    Author's surname, Author's initial (Year) Title of the article. Journal Title [online]. Volume no.(Part no.): page numbers if available. [Accessed DD Month YYYY]

    E.g.:

    Pendlebury, J. and Strange, I. (2011) ‘Urban conservation and the shaping of the English city’. Town Planning Review [online]. 82(4): 361–92. [Accessed 10 August 2012]

    A Map

    Corporate author or publisher (Year of publication) Title, sheet number, scale. Place of publication: Publisher. (Series).

    E.g.:

    Ordnance Survey (2007) Bristol and Bath (OS Explorer Map Series): Keynsham and Marshfield, sheet 155, 1:25,000. Southampton: Ordnance Survey.

    Minutes of a Meeting

    Author's surname, Author's initial. (Individual or group if identified) (Year of meeting) ‘Item being referenced’. Title and DD Month of Meeting, Organisation, Location of Meeting.

    E.g.:

    Alexander, L. (2012) ‘Provision of gypsy and traveller sites’. Minutes of Full Council Meeting 17 June, Bristol City Council, Bristol.

    A Newspaper Article

    Where the author is known:

    Author's surname, Author's initial. (Year of publication) ‘Title of the article’. Title of Newspaper. Day and Month of publication, page number of article (if given).

    E.g.:

    Harvey, F. (2012) ‘Europe looking for a shortcut in race for resources’. The Guardian. 1 August, p. 18.

    In an electronic format:

    Author's surname, Author's initial. (Year of publication) ‘Title of article’. Title of Newspaper [online]. Day and Month of publication, page number of article (if given). Available from: URL. [Accessed DD Month YYYY]

    E.g.:

    Goldenberg, S. (2012) ‘Climate change the cause of summer's extreme weather, Congress told’. The Guardian [online]. 1 August. Available from: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/aug/01/climate-change-extreme-weather-congress. [Accessed 02 August 2012]

    Podcast

    Author's surname, Author's initial. (Year of posting) ‘Title of the podcast’. Title of the website [podcast]. Available from: URL. [Accessed DD Month YYYY]

    E.g.:

    Blyth, R. (2012) ‘Why we need a map for England’. Recent podcasts from the RTPI [podcast]. Available from: http://www.rtpi.org.uk/briefing-room/podcasts/#2031. [Accessed 02 August 2012]

    Reports

    Author's surname, Author's initial./Organisation (Year of publication) Report title. Place of Publication: Publisher. E.g.:

    Savills (2012) UK shopping centre and high street bulletin: quarter three. London: Savills.

    Websites

    Author's surname, Author's initial./Organisation (Year of publication or last update) ‘Title of website’. Available from: URL. [Accessed DD Month YYYY]

    E.g.:

    Town and Country Planning Association (2012) ‘Planning and climate change coalition’. Available from: http://www.tcpa.org.uk/pages/climate-coalition.html. [Accessed 02 August 2012]

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