Regional Planning provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and theory of regional planning in the UK. Drawing on examples from throughout the UK, it provides students and practitioners with a descriptive and analytical foundation for understanding this rapidly changing area of planning.

The book includes four main sections covering:

  • the context and history of regional planning
  • theoretical approaches
  • evolving practice
  • future prospects.

New questions and methods of theorizing are explored and new connections made with contemporary debates in geography, political science and planning theory. The elements of critical analysis allow both practitioners and more advanced students to reflect upon their activities in a contemporary context.

Regional Planning is the essential, up-to-date text for students interested in all aspects of this increasingly influential subject.

part |2 pages

Part 1 Context

chapter 1|17 pages


chapter 2|21 pages

A short history of UK regional planning

part |2 pages

Part 2 Theorising regional planning

chapter 3|19 pages

Theorising regional planning: Processes

chapter 4|25 pages

Theorising regional planning: Substantive

part |2 pages

Part 3 Evolving UK practice

part |2 pages

Part 4 Wider prospects: European and future

chapter 13|25 pages

Regional planning in a European context

chapter 14|11 pages