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City of Well-being: A radical guide to planning by Hugh Barton

By Hugh Barton

City of Well-being presents an intensive and holistic advent to the technological know-how and artwork of city making plans. It starts off from the idea that the aim of making plans is the health and wellbeing, healthiness and sustainable caliber of lifetime of humans. Drawing on present and historical examples it deals suggestion, details and an built-in point of view which demanding situations all professions and decision-makers that impact the city atmosphere. it really is either authoritative and readable, designed for college kids, practitioners, politicians and civil society.

The technology. Summarizing the newest learn, the e-book demonstrates the interrelationships among the massive problems with weight problems, dangerous existence, inequality, psychological ailment, weather switch and environmental caliber. the unconventional implications for shipping, housing, monetary, social and effort rules are spelt out.

The artwork and politics. The booklet examines how fiscal improvement fairly occurs, and the way spatial judgements toughen or undermine strong intentions. It searches for the artistic ideas, city types and neighbourhood designs which can marry the suitable with the genuine. the connection of making plans and politics is tackled head-on, resulting in conclusions concerning the function of planners, groups and improvement organisations in a pluralistic society. fit making plans ideas may supply a robust logical motivation for all practitioners.

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