Sustainable Urban Development Volume 4: Changing Professional Practice

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-10-09
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This new book explores how the professions responsible for enhancing the built environment's sustainability seek to deliver this new agenda, offering multi-perspective case studies and discussion to argue for a rethinking of the role of urban development professional. Showing how sustainability is rapidly becoming the norm for practitioners, the authors consider new types of professional knowledge, relationships between planning systems and property development, links between public and private sector organisations, ideas about long term responsibilities and new working practices for engaging with the public.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Preface: A European Perspectivep. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Changing Processesp. 25
Sustainable Construction and Policy Learning in Europe: Cascades, Networks or Fragmentation?p. 27
Urban Sprawl: New Challenges for City-region Governancep. 45
Decision-making Processes in Urban Designp. 78
Sustainable Urban Development and the Professions in the UK: Moving from a 'Zero Sum Game' towards more Deliberative Practice?p. 99
Sustainable Communities: Policy, Practice and Professional Development: A Model for Europep. 127
Changing Institutionsp. 145
Sustainable Construction and Urbanism in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic: Challenges of Today's Political and Professional Contextp. 147
Institutional Dynamics and Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Construction in France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlandsp. 171
Expertise and Methodology in Building Design for Sustainable Development: A Franco-British Comparisonp. 197
New Professional Leadership in Francep. 229
Sustainable Building in Italy: The Rules, Professions and the Marketp. 250
Building Operations and Usep. 274
Conclusionsp. 286
Indexp. 295
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