Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Bringing together a team of leading spatiial theorists, this book argues that a view of environments which are confronted with discontinuous, non-linear evolving processes is more realistic than the notion that an environment is simply a planner's creation, and that recognising the 'complexity' of our environment offers an entirely new perspective on our world, our environment, planning theory and practice, and on the role of planners. At a time when the importance of complexity in planning is finally being recognised, this book clarifies many of the concepts and theories, presenting the best practice on planning and complexity and proposing new ideas and methods for planning. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Spatial planning is about dealing with our 'everyday' environment. In the "Planners' Encounter with Complexity", we present various understandings of complexity and how the environment is considered accordingly. One of these considerations is the environment as subject to processes of continuous change, being either progressive or destructive, evolving non-linearly and alternating between stable and dynamic periods. If the environment that is subject to change is adaptive, self-organizing, robust and flexible in relation to this change, a process of evolution and co-evolution can be expected. This understanding of an evolving environment is not mainstream to every planner. However, in this "Planners' Encounter with Complexity", we argue that environments confronted with discontinuous, non-linear evolving processes might be more real than the idea that an environment is simply a planner's creation. Above all, we argue that recognizing the 'complexity' of our environment offers an entirely new perspective on our world and our environment, on planning theory and practice, and on the raise on d'etre of the planners that we are. "A Planners' Encounter with Complexity" is organized in 17 chapters. It begins with the interplay of planning and complexity from the perspective of contemporary planning theory. It continues by critically assessing planning theory and practice in the light of the interdisciplinary debate regarding complexity thinking. As the book progresses, it positions itself ever closer to the perspective of complexity thinking, looking at the planning discipline 'from the outside in', clarifying the facets of complexity and its importance in planning. Finally, conceptual and theoretical developments towards more applied examples are identified in order to see the interplay of planning and complexity in practice. This book emphasizes the importance of complexity in planning, clarifies many of the concepts and theories, presents examples on planning and complexity, and proposes new ideas and methods for planning.
L'autore: Professor Gert de Roo, Faculty of Spatial Sciences University of Groningen, The Netherlands and Dr Elisabete A. Silva Dep. of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK.
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Routledge, 2010. Hardback. Condizione libro: NEW. 9781409402657 258pp., Hardback, This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Codice libro della libreria HTANDREE01014030
Descrizione libro Ashgate Pub Co, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. new edition edition. 258 pages. 9.45x6.30x1.14 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria __1409402657
Descrizione libro Ashgate Pub Co, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1409402657
Descrizione libro Ashgate Pub Co, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1409402657
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. A Planners Encounter With Complexity (New Directions in Planning Theory). Codice libro della libreria Grb0953974