This is an insightful study of spatial planning and housing strategy in London, focusing on the period 2000 - 2008 and the Mayoralty of Ken Livingstone. Duncan Bowie presents a detailed analysis of the development of Livingstoneâ€™s policies and their consequences.Examining the theory and practice of spatial planning at a metropolitan level, Bowie examines the relationships between:planning, the residential development market and affordable housingenvironmental, economic and equity objectivesnational, regional and local planning agencies and their policies.
It places Livingstoneâ€™s Mayoralty within its historical context and looks forward to the different challenges faced by Livingstoneâ€™s successor in a radically changed political and economic climate.Clear and engaging, this critical analysis provides a valuable resource for academics and their students as well as planning, housing and development professionals. It is essential reading for anyone interested in politics and social change in a leading â€˜world cityâ€™ and provides a base for parallel studies of other major metropolitan regions.
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