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Success and Innovation in Planning: Creating Public Value

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Geoff Vigar, Dr Paul CowieORCiD, Emeritus Professor Patsy Healey OBE


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This report illustrates how places can be transformed through planning intervention. Planners and the planning system have to address many ‘wicked problems’ that arise when changes are proposed to local environments and places that defy easy solutions. Inevitably, almost any project deemed a success by some will be considered a failure by others, but through considering a number of case studies we show how planning can make a difference to economies, environments and livelihoods. We also draw general lessons from the cases for planning practice

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Author(s): Vigar G, Cowie P, Healey P

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: RTPI Research Reports

Year: 2014

Pages: 1-53

Print publication date: 01/11/2014

Online publication date: 01/11/2014

Report Number: 8

Institution: Royal Town Planning Institute

Place Published: London, UK