City of Well-being
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City of Well-being

A radical guide to planning

Hugh Barton

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City of Well-being

A radical guide to planning

Hugh Barton

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City of Well-being provides a radical and holistic introduction to the science and art of town planning. It starts from the premise that the purpose of planning is the health, well-being and sustainable quality of life of people. Drawing on current and historic examples it offers inspiration, information and an integrated perspective which challenges all professions and decision-makers that affect the urban environment. It is both authoritative and readable, designed for students, practitioners, politicians and civil society.

The science. Summarizing the most recent research, the book demonstrates the interrelationships between the huge issues of obesity, unhealthy lifestyles, inequality, mental illness, climate change and environmental quality. The radical implications for transport, housing, economic, social and energy policies are spelt out.

The art and politics. The book examines how economic development really happens, and how spatial decisions reinforce or undermine good intentions. It searches for the creative strategies, urban forms and neighbourhood designs that can marry the ideal with the real. The relationship of planning and politics is tackled head-on, leading to conclusions about the role of planners, communities and development agencies in a pluralistic society. Healthy planning principles could provide a powerful logical motivation for all practitioners.

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A-locations 182
Aachen 216
Abercrombie, P. 43, 556, 58
abiotic elements 20
accessibility 114, 11819, 128, 158, 1623; good practice 257, 267; land governance 225; neighbourhood design 190, 192, 1957, 2001, 2045; strategic planning 211; urban form 179, 182, 184
acidification 124
active travel 8290, 92, 117, 126, 139; good practice 2578, 267; health planning 1512; land governance 228; land values 162; local ecology 146; neighbourhood design 199200, 204; spatial strategies 271; strategic planning 212, 216; urban form 182
activity 26, 813, 96, 98, 102
advocacy policies 262
affordable housing 5, 51, 60, 101, 110; healthy planning 152; land governance 229; land markets 160; place equity 11819; planning process 241; role 270, 273; urban dynamics 213; urban form 174, 184
afforestation 126
Africa 47, 125
agora 345, 37, 45
agriculture 32, 123, 125, 127, 129, 136, 1412, 146, 152, 1623, 175, 21011
air conditioning 117, 144
air quality 11, 1314, 23, 27, 253; climate change 126, 128, 130; ethics 49; health planning 152; land governance 231; lessons 75; lifestyle 81; local ecology 13540, 146; modern planning 60; place equity 111; urban form 178
Alberti, L.B. 412
Alexander, C. 101
alienation 106
Allmendinger, P. 225
allotments 3, 39, 45, 50, 71; economics 157, 160; food ...

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