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Environmental concerns and economic imperatives in strategic plan making

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Simin Davoudi, Angela Hull, Emeritus Professor Patsy Healey OBE


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This paper examines the making of a new structure plan for the county of Lancashire in the North West Region of England. It aims to illustrate the continuing tensions between economic development objectives and the concern for environmental sustainability within the planning system. The paper focuses on the process of strategic spatial planning, with regard to its institutional relations and its substantive issues, and the ways in which the process is shaped by the wider socio-economic and environmental context in an urban region. It attempts to examine how far the new environmental agenda has achieved a real leverage over economic discourse at the level of planning policies and practices.

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Author(s): Davoudi S, Hull A, Healey P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Town Planning Review

Year: 1996

Volume: 67

Issue: 4

Pages: 421-435

Print publication date: 01/10/1996

ISSN (print): 0041-0020

ISSN (electronic): 1478-341X

Publisher: Liverpool University Press