This title was first published in 2002: Uniting scholars from across the full range of social sciences, this distinctive volume provides a unique overview of northern European planning. It examines all the key issues as well as the evolution, traditions, current innovations and future developments in the field of planning. Focusing on how planning impacts upon social issues such as employment, social exclusion and quality of life, the volume also looks at innovations in planning policy and practice, in particular the challenge of sustainability. The contributors analyze the built environment's relationship with culture and take a critical look at the creative re-thinking currently taking place in Nordic planning.

part I|71 pages

Challenging the Scope of Planning

chapter |12 pages


ByFolke Snickars, Brita Olerup, Lars Olof Persson

chapter 1|7 pages

Planning in Sweden

ByBjÖrn Alfredsson, Jan Wiman

chapter 4|17 pages

Planning with a Ceiling

ByChrister Sanne

part II|120 pages

Emerging Issues For Planning Actions

chapter 5|20 pages

Catalyzing Culture

ByMagnus LÖfvenberg

chapter 6|23 pages

Governance and Planning for a New Age

ByAmy Rader Olsson

chapter 7|16 pages

Local Labor Market Performance in the Knowledge Economy

ByLars Olof Persson

chapter 8|32 pages

Social Exclusion in Post-Fordist Sweden

ByGÖran Cars, Mats Johansson

part III|79 pages

Professional Cultures

chapter 11|20 pages

The Role of Professions in Environmental Planning

BySylvia Dovlén, Maria Håkansson

chapter 12|34 pages

Planning as Discourse Analysis

ByLars Orrskog

part IV|106 pages

Reshaping the Tools for Regional Planning

chapter 13|17 pages

Economic Guidelines for Transportation Planning

ByMartin J. Beckmann, Ake E. Åndersson

chapter 14|20 pages

Spatial Interaction in Multi-Regional Modeling – A Review

ByPatrik Arousell

chapter 15|33 pages

Emerging Trade Patterns in the Baltic Sea Region

ByPontus Ảberg

chapter 16|16 pages

Telecommunicators in the Multinuclear City 1

ByMattias HÖjer

chapter 17|18 pages

Visions of Sustainable Urban Communities in Post-Conflict Zones

ByTigran Hasic

part V|67 pages

Regional Evaluation of Policy Processes