Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning offers a new selection of the best urban planning scholarship from each of the world's planning school associations. The award winning papers presented illustrate the concerns and the discourse of planning scholarship communities and provide a glimpse into planning theory and practice by planning academics around the world. All those with an interest in urban and regional planning will find this collection valuable in opening new avenues for research and debate.

This book is published in association with the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN), and the nine planning school associations it represents, who have selected these papers based on regional competitions.

1. Introduction  2. Post-Industrialism, Post-Modernism, and the Reproduction of Vancouver’s Central Area: Retheorising the 21st Century City  3. "Glocalising" Urban Landscapes: Athens and the 2004 Olympics  4.The Three-Speed City: Marginalization, Suburbanization, Gentrification  5. The Future of Rurality under Globalization  6. Reinforcing Identity: Urban Design Concepts for Achieving Balinese Cities with Cultural Identity  7. Knowing and Steering: Mediatization, Planning and Democracy in Victoria, Australia  8. The Instruments for Urban Reform and the Ideal of Citizenship: The Current Contradictions  9. Regional Planning and Sustainability: Limits and Potentials of South Africa’s Integrated Development Plans  10. The Americanization of Australian Planning  11. City Planning in the History of the City  12. Road Expansion, Urban Growth and Induced Travel  13. Changing Gender Contracts in Self-Help Housing Construction in Botswana: The Case of Lobatse