Localism and Neighbourhood Planning: Power to the People? (Hardcover)
As in many other areas of public policy in the United Kingdom, in recent years city planning has increasingly been localized, all the way down to the neighborhood level. This book is the first to critically analyze this shift, which has proved to be among the most contentious and controversial of all contemporary planning initiatives. Focusing on the newly granted rights of communities to draw up statutory Neighbourhood Development Plans, it moves from there to engage with larger debates about the theory and practice of localism, setting this trend within an international context with cases from the United States, Australia, and France, as well as the United Kingdom.
About the Author
Sue Brownill is a reader in urban policy and governance at Oxford Brookes University. Quintin Bradley is a senior lecturer in planning and housing at Leeds Beckett University, where he leads postgraduate study in planning and housing.
"This book provides an analytical, current, and essential insight into localism and neighborhood planning and is a must read for anyone studying or engaging in urban planning and public policy today."
— Adam Sheppard, University of the West of England