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The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South

by Gautam Bhan

Part of the Routledge International Handbooks Series

The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South Synopsis

The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South offers an edited collection on planning in parts of the world which, more often than not, are unrecognised or unmarked in mainstream planning texts. In doing so, its intention is not to fill a 'gap' that leaves this 'mainstream' unquestioned but to re-theorise planning from a deep understanding of 'place' as well as a commitment to recognise the diverse modes of practice that come within it. The chapters thus take the form not of generalised, 'universal' analyses and prescriptions, but instead are critical and located reflections in thinking about how to plan, act and intervene in highly complex city, regional and national contexts. Chapter authors in this Companion are not all planners, or are planners of very different kinds, and this diversity ensures a rich variety of insights, primarily based on cases, to emphasise the complexity of the world in which planning is expected to happen. The book is divided into a framing Introduction followed by five sections: planning and the state; economy and economic actors; new drivers of urban change; landscapes of citizenship; and planning pedagogy. This volume will be of interest to all those wanting to explore the complexities of planning practice and the need for new theories of knowledge from which to draw insight to face the challenges of the 21st century.

The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South Press Reviews

This collection reveals an incredible diversity in thought and practice in the urban planning field, across the rich range of sectors, planning issues, and geographies represented. Planning is always context dependent and this volume helps distill lessons across cases while appreciating differences. It highlights guidance for fast-growing cities in the global south that stems from their own experiences rather than discredited notions of universal best practice. It is imperative reading for everyone focusing on research and practice in the global south. - Aniruddha Dasgupta, Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, USA

Book Information

ISBN: 9781138932814
Publication date: 26th September 2017
Author: Gautam Bhan
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 396 pages
Categories: Urban & municipal planning, Development studies, Reference works,

About Gautam Bhan

Gautam Bhan is Lead, Academics and Research, at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and is most recently the author of In the Public's Interest: Evictions, Citizenship and Inequality in Contemporary Delhi (2016). Smita Srinivas is an economic development scholar with a PhD from MIT. She is Visiting Professor of Economics and IKD Centre, Open University, UK, and Senior Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science. Her last book Market Menagerie (Stanford University Press 2012) won the EAEPE 2015 Myrdal Prize. Vanessa Watson is professor of city planning at the ...

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