Key Concepts in Planning forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Planning provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in Planning. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject; Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading

Key Concepts in Planning is an ideal companion text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Planning and covers the expected staples of the sub-discipline in an accessible style. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, Key Concepts in Planning is an essential addition to any geography student's library.



Related terms: actors; interests; land; change of use; property; regeneration; economic development; community development; sustainable development; networks, externalities; impacts


The concept of development is at its broadest a wide-ranging term and there are a number of ways in which planning is concerned with development. The term development also carries a number of different meanings for different actors involved in planning. Development may be both an outcome and mechanism or process for planning and the term may be directed at physical, community, economic and environmental processes and outcomes. As such there is considerable linkage to be highlighted with a number of other key concepts included here which provide related insights to those covered here.

In one sense the concept of development is as all-embracing as the concept ...

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