Springer Geography

The Future of Cities and Regions

Simulation, Scenario and Visioning, Governance and Scale

Editors: Bazzanella, L., Caneparo, L., Corsico, F., Roccasalva, G. (Eds.)

  • The book presents the best world practices of innovative and promising methodologies for urban and regional simulation
  • Illustrates the urban future on the examples of 9 simulation cases
  • Describes how to use advanced practices for decision-making processes in complex transformations of cities
  • Provides guidelines for new trends of planning and design for the next 50 years
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About this book

This guide for tomorrow’s urban practitioner systematically explains fifteen best practices across three continents; it explores questions of broad interest for designing and planning the future of cities and regions. Key questions addressed are: Is simulation useful to explore the effects of different design, policy and planning strategies? Which approach will help manage the uncertainties of metropolitan areas both today and tomorrow ? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the different simulation practices for city leadership, public and private partnership, and citizen involvement?

The book reviews computer models and media, socio-political initiatives, professional practices which help communicating the future effects of different design, political and planning strategies with a wide range of aims: from information, through consultation, towards active participation. These world best practices are considered according to four leading issues for urban and regional development, respectively Simulation, Scenario and Visioning, Government and Governance, and Scale. The book examines the approaches adopted technically and procedurally. The selected knowledge and the innovative tools used in each case study are among the most advanced and up-to-date in the professional and research fields. This volume successfully illustrates these innovative practices and methodologies in a straightforward and accessible way.

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From the reviews:

“This book is aimed at managers and planners involved in the implementation of suitable planning policies and it includes strategies that have been tested and used around the global. … this book is an excellent presentation of urban planning and how integrated approaches are being considered and implemented around the global today. … Widespread inclusion of maps (many in color), supports the presentation in this book very effectively.” (Jeff Thurston, 3D Visualization World Magazine, 3dvisworld.com, September, 2012)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Simulation, Scenario and Visioning, Government and Governance, and Scale

    Bazzanella, Liliana (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • The Relevance of Engaging the Future in Planning Practices

    Corsico, Franco (et al.)

    Pages 13-18

  • Chicago Metropolis Plans 2020

    Belle, Jim (et al.)

    Pages 19-43

  • Communities at the Crossroads: Using MetroQuest to Help Communities Create Consensus Around a Vision of the Future

    Walsh, Mike (et al.)

    Pages 45-64

  • Stockholm 2030

    Johnson, Göran

    Pages 65-98

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2518-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2517-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9624-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Cities and Regions
Book Subtitle
Simulation, Scenario and Visioning, Governance and Scale
Editors
  • Liliana Bazzanella
  • Luca Caneparo
  • Franco Corsico
  • Giuseppe Roccasalva
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2518-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2518-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2517-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9624-9
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 366
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