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The future of planning: Beyond growth dependence

Yvonne Rydin


The planning system has always sought to support greater prosperity in local areas, but has achieved mixed success. Inequality, social deprivation and environmental injustice remain persistent features of urban and rural areas. This has been true even in more nationally buoyant economic times but now the planning system is faced with the prospect of operating through years of economic stagnation. The existing approach which is dependent on market-based economic growth to achieve social benefits in localities is unlikely to work. Yet government policy is responding by proposing a presumption in ... More

Keywords: Planning, Sustainability, Economic growth, Equity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447308416
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447308416.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yvonne Rydin, author