The Collaborating Planner?
Practitioners in the Neoliberal Age
Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol
"There is no other book that so effectively illuminates the politics of contemporary planning—from the ideological drift of neoliberalism to the hard decisions on planning's front line. It should be on the reading lists of every university course in planning, housing, property development, and urban studies."
“In studies of the changing nature of planning, opinions are more common than empirical analyses. This is where Clifford and Tewdwr-Jones excel. In their rich and detailed exploration of the modernisation of planning they have produced an impressive account that adds to our understanding of change from the perspective of frontline planners.”
Abbreviations and acronyms
Notes on the authors
1. Introduction: planning at the coalface in a time of constant change
2. Conceptualising governance and planning reform
3. The planner within a professional and institutional context
4. Process: implementing spatial planning
5. Management: the efficiency agenda, audit and targets
6. Participation: planners and their ‘customers’
7. Culture: the planning ‘ethos’
8. Conclusion: the importance of planning’s front line