The Resource The collaborating planner? : Practitioners in the neoliberal age, (electronic resource)

The collaborating planner? : Practitioners in the neoliberal age, (electronic resource)

The collaborating planner? : Practitioners in the neoliberal age
The collaborating planner?
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Practitioners in the neoliberal age
This new book aims to understand how both specific planning and broader public sector reforms have been experienced and understood by chartered town planners working in local authorities across Great Britain
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HT166 .C384 2013
The collaborating planner? : Practitioners in the neoliberal age, (electronic resource)
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  • The collaborating planner?; Contents; List of figures, tables and boxes; Abbreviations and acronyms; Notes on the authors; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Introduction: planning at the coalface in a time of constant change; Planning and ongoing reform; Planning reform and public service context; Understanding change through the 'lens of planners'; A note on the research; Structure of the book; 2. Conceptualising governance and planning reform; The age of continual reform; Understanding reform; Government, governance and planning
  • 5. Management: the efficiency agenda, audit and targetsGrowth of an 'audit society'; Strong reactions to New Labour's targets; Continued currency of 'efficiency' under the Coalition government; Targets: restricting and empowering professionals?; 6. Participation: planners and their 'customers'; Participation and active citizens; The planner's perspective on participation; Applying the 'customer' concept to planning; Localism and neighbourhood planning; Participation and customers as seen from the coalface; 7. Culture: the planning 'ethos'; Decline of the public sector ethos?
  • Neoliberalism, planning, and the planner: collaborator or resister?3. The planner within a professional and institutional context; Introduction; The professionals: planners as technical experts; The subject of neoliberal reform; Bureaucracy at the street level; Structure and agency: an institutionalist perspective; Planning reform: a peopled process; 4. Process: implementing spatial planning; Plan making process reforms; Reaction to New Labour's reforms; Causes of problems with Labour's LDF system; The Coalition reacts; Putting local spatial planning into practice: past, present and future
  • Planning biographies: an empirical pictureA 'public sector ethos' in planning?; The personal dynamic in collaborative arenas; Imagining the profession and public service; 8. Conclusion: the importance of planning's front line; Themes under fluid processes of reform; Planners and the roll-out of modernisation; The future role of the planner?; Notes; References; Index
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1 online resource (302 p.)
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  • (OCoLC)843640177
  • jstor1447305124

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