Planning is good for us all!
This bold statement neatly summarises the core theme of this new book, which reviews the origins, evolution and operation of the modern UK Town and Country Planning system. The author provides a personal, and at times passionate, case for the many benefits which this system provides. This view runs contrary to those of many politicians and members of the public. Now and into the future planning must play a central role in delivering solutions to the three interlocking challenges of climate change, environmental loss and our individual and collective health and wellbeing. These are all key issues at the very heart of sustainable development.
The author uses his 55 years’ experience as a leading planner in local government and consultancy to demonstrate the centrality of quality planning to all our lives. This book will appeal to those engaged in the built and natural environment professions, politicians and decision-makers, students and engaged members of the public.