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By Nick Gallent

More than a 10th of the land mass of the united kingdom includes 'urban fringe': the nation-state round cities that has been referred to as 'planning's final frontier'. one of many key demanding situations dealing with spatial planners is the land-use administration of this quarter, seemed by means of many as healthy just for finding sewage works, crucial provider services and different un-neighbourly makes use of. although, to others it's a dynamic quarter the place a number city and rural makes use of collide.

Planning at the Edge fills an incredible hole within the literature, studying intimately the demanding situations that making plans faces during this no-man’s land. It offers either difficulties and options, and builds a imaginative and prescient for the city fringe that's involved in maximising its capability and with bridging the actual and cultural rift among city and nation. Its findings are provided in 3 sections:

  • the city fringe and the foundations underpinning its management
  • sectoral demanding situations confronted on the city fringe (including trade, strength, activity, farming, and housing)
  • managing the city fringe extra successfully within the future.

Students, pros and researchers alike will enjoy the book's dependent process, whereas the worldwide and transferable nature of the rules and concepts underpinning the examine will attract a world audience.

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