Urban and Regional Planning and Development
20th Century Forms and 21st Century Transformations
Editors: Thakur, R.R., Dutt, A.K., Thakur, S.K., Pomeroy, G.M. (Eds.)
- Written by leading experts on urban and regional planning and development from around the globe
- Offers one of the most innovative collections of papers addressing transformations in urban and regional planning and practice
- Examines topics related to urban governance and politics, national and local responses to urban economic change, and sustainable development
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This book discusses urban planning and regional development practices in the twentieth century, and ways in which they are currently being transformed. It addresses questions such as: What are the factors affecting planning dynamics at local, regional, national and global scales?
With the push to adopt a market paradigm in land development and infrastructure, the relationship between resource management, sustainable development and the role of governance has been transformed. Centralized planning is giving way to privatization, not only in the traditional regions but also in newly emerging regions of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Further, attempts are being made to bring planning related decision-making closer to the people who are most affected by it.
Presenting a collection of studies from scholars around the world and highlighting recent advances in the field, the book is a valuable reference guide for those engaged in urban transformations, whether as graduate students, researchers, practitioners or policymakers.
- About the authors
Rajiv R. Thakur is Associate Professor of Geography and Chair of the Department of Geosciences at Missouri State University, West Plains. He was previously faculty at University of South Alabama and the University of Tennessee. He has published and presented within the context of urban and regional economic development and is exploring new research at the intersection of economics and environment through the lens of sustainability. He went on to become Chair of the West Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers. Since 2018, he has served on the editorial board of Asian Geographer. He holds a PhD in Geography from the Indiana State University, MA in Geography from the University of Akron and an MA in Political Science from the University of Delhi.
Ashok K. Dutt is Professor Emeritus of Geography, Planning and Urban Studies at University of Akron where he was a founding member of the Asian Urban Research Association (along with Allen G. Noble, Frank J. Costa and Lawrence J.C. Ma). Dr. Dutt has established his international credentials working on urban and regional planning issues in Asia, Europe and North America and has enriched both its theory and practice through his insights. Dr. Dutt’s research interest include urban, social, cultural, medical, population, economic, and development geography. He is the author of numerous articles, book reviews, and books including Urbanization and Planning in India: Vehicles of Modernization (1978), Public Planning in the Netherlands (1985 coedited with Costa), Urbanization in Asia (1989 coedited with Costa, Ma and Noble), Challenges to Asian Urbanization in the 21st Century (coedited with Noble, G. Venugopal, and S. Subbiah). He is currently working on an edited book, Environment, Development and Culture in South and East Asia: Local, Regional and International Perspectives (with Rajiv Thakur, Stanley Brunn, Baleshwar Thakur and Ramesh Dhussa).
Sudhir Thakur is Professor in the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE) department at the College of Business Administration, California State University (CSU), Sacramento. His previous teaching experience includes Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, CSU, Fullerton, University of North Dakota, Kent State University and The Ohio State University. He received his academic qualifications: MA (Economics, Panjab University), MA (Urban Planning, University of Akron), and PhD (Geography, The Ohio State University). His research interests are broadly in the areas of Economic Geography, Regional Science and Quantitative Methods. He has published 23 research papers and book chapters and co-edited six books. More recently, he has been Program Scholar at the Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research (ICPSR) in quantitative methods at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2017 and 2019).
George Pomeroy, PhD, is Professor of Geography at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on environmental land use planning, urban and regional planning, and Asian urbanization. Formerly the Director of the Center for Land Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University, he has worked extensively with local planning initiatives and stakeholder groups, including service on local planning commissions, a regional landscape planning initiative, and a local community health foundation. Since 2007, he has also served as Executive Secretary of the Asian Urban Research Association, which has organized the biennial Asian Urbanization conference series at various university across East, South, and Southeast Asia.
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- Book Title
- Urban and Regional Planning and Development
- Book Subtitle
- 20th Century Forms and 21st Century Transformations
- Rajiv R. Thakur
- Ashok K. Dutt
- Sudhir K. Thakur
- George M. Pomeroy
- Springer International Publishing
- Copyright Holder
- Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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- Number of Pages
- XIV, 546
- Number of Illustrations
- 37 b/w illustrations, 94 illustrations in colour