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Main Title Innovations in Collaborative Urban Regeneration [electronic resource] /
Author Horita, M.
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Koizumi, H.
Publisher Springer Japan,
Year Published 2009
Call Number HT165.5-169.9
ISBN 9784431992646
Subjects Geography ; Regional planning
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Collation XIII, 179 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Theories and Methodology of Consensus Building and Conflict Management in Planning -- Historical Development of Planning Theory and the Public Realm of Planning -- Toward the Development of Plan-Making Methodology for Urban Regeneration -- Fundamentals of "Transportation-Oriented Urban Planning" -- Information and Communication Technologies for Collaborative Urban Regeneration -- Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Urban Regeneration -- When an Electronic Citizen Forum Works and When Not: An Organisational Analysis of the Mitaka Master Plan Process -- Technologies in Transportation Planning and Management -- Practices in Collaborative Urban Regeneration -- The Planned Unit Development Approach in the New Land Use Plan of Manila: Facilitating Community-Based Governance in Sustainable Urban Regeneration -- First Attempt with Participatory Planning: Case of the Komae City Municipal Master Plan -- The Role of Urban Planning in the Process of Making Livable Cities in Korea -- Mobilizing Communities to Regenerate Deprived Urban Neighborhoods in Glasgow -- Collaborative Development of Water Environment Quality Index in Japan. In creating urban space, there is always an exchange of dialogue as to what the space currently is and how it ought to exist, by those who live in that place, those who have a stake in its future, and those who sense the need for improvement in its harsh reality. Some of their thoughts materialize in the form of a physical change to the current environment - and urban regene- tion is one such form. This process in which people redefine their living environment and socially reconstruct the meaning and value of a place is all too important in deciding what, if any, change should be introduced in the form of a physical project. Some might argue that this communicative process is indeed the very core or even the definition of urban regeneration rather than a mere condition for instigation. However, it has also been observed that such a communicative process is often difficult to manage, if it happens at all. Social exclusion, power imbalance, conflict, indifference, and lack of c- municative social capital are the usual suspects in collective inaction, but it is also true that they are familiar constituents of any urban life. In some social contexts, little attention has been paid to such complexity.