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1991. The European City: A Western Perspective by David Burtenshaw et al
1999. Land Reform and Sustainable Development

Burtenshaw, David; Bateman, Michael; Ashworth, Gregory John. 'The European City: A Western Perspective,' published in 1991 in Great Britain by David Fulton Publishers, 312pp, ISBN 1853460303. Condition: Very good, well looked-after. Price: £13.99, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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About this book: This book is a completely rewritten and revised version of The City in West Europe (1981) and takes into account the events of 1989 and 1990. In this examination of the city in Europe, three broad approaches have been taken. The first part concentrates on the philosophies, histories and processes which have made the West European city system rich in internal variety yet distinct from that of the rest of Western industrialised urban society. The second part examines policies towards various aspects of the city's development and the third part synthesizes the sectoral policies described in part two by means of an examination of the city plan as a whole. The book was born from the authors’ attempts over the years to explain to students the nature of change in the contemporary West European city; an experience which highlighted gaps in the literature – there was no book that fitted the needs of the student looking at this topic. From the outset, the authors have attempted to provide a comparative view of West European urban development and planning; prominence has been given to the ideas and applications developed in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Low Countries and Scandinavia as forming the core of West Europe; with Iberia, Greece, Austria, Switzerland and Ireland supplementing that focus

List of Figures
List of Tables
1. The Role of History, Nation and Ideology
2. The European Tradition of Urban Planning
3. Socio-Spatial Structure of Cities
4. Economic Activities in the City
5. Urban Transport Planning (Planning for Movement)
6. Housing
7. Urban Conservation
8. Urban Recreation Planning
9. Planning the Tourist City
10. Urban Planning: National and International Influences
11. City Planning Case Studies
12. New Towns and Urban Planning in Western Europe
13. Conclusion. Place Name Index; General Index

List of figures; illustrations
2.1. Early town plans in the authoritarian tradition: (a) Vitruvius; (b) bastide - Villeneuve-sur-lot; (c) Scamozzi's ideal town, 1615
2.2. Haussman's imprint on Paris reproduced with permission from Les Travaux d'Haussmann, Les Grande Villes du Monde, Paris, no. 3, 483, 23rd April, 1986
2.3. Howard's garden city proposals, 1898, from Garden Cities of Tomorrow by Ebenezer Howard
2.4. Gibberd's plan for Harlow new town, 1947
2.5. Sitte's plan for part of the Western Ringstrasse, Vienna (letters referred to suggested buildings)
2.6. Garnier's plan of the Cité Industrielle
2.7. Le Corbusier's La Ville Contemporaine
2.8. Le Corbusier's La Viell Radieuse
2.9. The MARS plan for London, 1942
2.10. The European traditions of urban planning
3.1. Descriptive models of West European cities: (a) Elkins' German city (reproduced from The Geographical Magazine, London); and (b) Ashworth's Dutch town
3.2. Models of the English city: (a) Mann's northern English city; (b) Robson's British city
3.3. (a) Boustedt's city-region, 1970; (b) Lichtenberger's European city, 1970; (c) Nellner's urban agglomeration, 1976
3.4. Buursink's Dutch town, 1977
3.5. Model of the structure of the West European city, 1990
3.6. Factorial ecologies of cities: (a) Sunderland: component scores (after Robson); (b) Bremen (1970) factor scores: Factor 1 socioeconomic status (after Schriefer)
3.7. Social areas: Distance grouping maps: (a) Bremen (1970) social areas (after Schriefer); (b) Arnhem (1979) social areas (after Vilsteren)
3.8. Social areas of Dunkirk (after Castells)
4.1. Spectrum of office locations in West European cities
4.2. Office development tax zones in Paris 1971-1984
4.3. Regional shopping centres in the Paris region
4.4. Regional shopping centres - the alternative approaches: (a) Belle Épine (Paris); (b) Brent Cross (London); (c) Eldon Square (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
5.1. Urban motorways and urban railways in selected cities
5.2. Public transport use in selected Dutch and Italian cities
5.3. Major road planning proposals for the Paris region
5.4. London's Ringway Proposals
5.5. Norwich ring-loop traffic management scheme
5.6. Groningen's traffic management scheme
6.1. City preferences in West Germany (after Monheim)
6.2. The location of peripheral estates in selected cities
6.3. Slum clearance and age of buildings in the Manchester-Salford Partnership area
7.1. Venice urban area (reproduced from The Geographical Magazine, London)
7.2. Georgian Bath and proposed developments in the city
7.3. The distribution of nationally listed buildings in the Netherlands
7.4. Bologna's centro storico restoration proposals
8.1. Some interrelations of recreational users and uses in the tourist-historic city
8.2. The age of parks in Leicester
8.3. The distribution of green space in Paris
8.4. Portsmouth's open space 1990
8.5. A hierarchical park system
8.6. Public open space plan for Bologna
8.7. Park insertions in Lichtental district, Vienna
8.8. Location patterns in Glasgow
8.9. Nightlife in Amsterdam. Numbers refer to the total of each function at that location
8.10. Green space planning in the Paris region
8.11. A typology of 'green planning'
8.12. The West Netherlands open space plan
9.1. West European tourist resources based on alternative sources
9.2. Visitor attractions in Scotland
9.3. Major tourist attractions in Amsterdam
9.4. Hotel location model
9.5. Hotel accommodation in Edinburgh
9.6. Changing hotel locations in Berlin 1943-76: (a) hotels (1943) in Greater Berlin; (b) hotels (1976) in West Berlin
9.7. Hotel accommodation in Amsterdam
9.8. Images of West European cities
10.1. The axis-central place system in north-west Europe (after Michels, 1976)
10.2. Zones qualifying for European Regional Development Fund aid (after Cheshire and Hay, 1989)
10.3. Regional development in Great Britain post-1984 (Pinder, 1990)
10.4. France: system of financial aid. (a) Graded assistance for new manufacturing activities. (b) Graded assistance for tertiary development
10.5. The settlement structure of Switzerland
10.6. West German regional development and growth zones, 1989
10.7. Austria: regional differentiation - (a) problem regions; (b) regional programmes
11.1. Plans for London and South-East England: (a) South East Study (1964; (b) Strategy for the South-East (1967); (c) Strategic Plan for the South-East (1970)
11.2. Plans for the Paris region (a) 1965 Schéma Directeur de la Région; (b) 1975 Modifications to the Schéma Directeur
11.3. Strategic centres in the Greater London Development Plan
11.4. West Netherlands (Randstad), 1966: Second Structure Plan
11.5. The Ruhr region structure plan (1966)
11.6. 1990 proposals for Paris
12.1. Runcorn new town, United Kingdom
12.2. Marne-la-Vallée new town, France
12.3. Vallingby suburban group, Stockholm
12.4. Skarholmen suburban group, Stockholm
12.5. Norra Jarvafaltet suburban development, Stockholm
12.6. Evry new town, France
12.7. Milton Keynes new town, United Kingdom
12.8. Washington new town, United Kingdom
13.1. The European Urban Profile (after Brunet, 1989)
13.2. Urbanised Europe 1990

List of Tables
3.1. Multivariate analyses of West European cities
3.2. Urban conflicts and their spatial expressions
4.1. Service sector employment as proportion of total employment in countries in Europe, 1983, with selected international comparisons
4.2. Service sector change in countries and regions
4.3. Inner city closures (excluding transfers) of manufacturing plants in Manchester: size distribution
7.1. Occupation of residents in inner city neighbourhoods in Colmar (after Ashworth and Schuurmans, 1981)
8.1. Hierarchy of public open space in the Netherlands
9.1. Types of tourism market planning strategy
13.1. Cheshire and Hay's typology of problem cities
13.2. Brunet's typology of cities


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Dixon-Gough, Robert, 'Land Reform and Sustainable Development' published in 1999 by Ashgate Publishing, in hardback 305pp, ISBN 0754610527. Condition: very good, clean & tidy copy. Price: £59.00, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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About this book:
This present volume contains the papers presented at the 23rd Symposium organised by the School of Surveying of the University of East London in October 1995, the theme being "Land Reform and Sustainable Development" and is a product of the cooperation of The European Faculty of Land Use and Development (Faculté Européen des Sciences du Foncier; Europaische Fakultat fur Bodenordung) with universities and research organisations within Europe and internationally. The dissemination of the Faculty's research is through the organisation of regular symposia. One of the characteristics of the Faculty is that its meetings are hosted by Institutions who define the theme of the symposium; and all participants are expected to present and deliver their papers. All papers have been extensively rewritten and edited to incorporate both the results of the discussions that took place at the symposium and the developments that have subsequently taken place in this, very dynamic field of activity.

This book is unique in that it gives a valuable comparison between the current state of land reform and sustainable development across greater Europe. The chapters are broadly divided into those related to the established systems of land reform and sustainable development encountered in Western Europe, and those which concentrate upon the evolving systems which are currently in the process of development in the former communist states of Eastern and Central Europe

List of Contributors
Preface by A. De Leeuw
1. Land Reform: the key to sustainable development by R. W. Dixon-Gough
2. The naturalists' dilemma and some ecological consequences for development by H. Lenk
3. Ecological land development and multidisciplinary research by G. Leidig
4. Recent developments in multifunctional land development in the Netherlands with respect to legal instruments by J. K. B Sonnenberg
5. Sustainable development and land consolidation by A. van den Brink
6. Public and legally-binding databases for natural resources by G. Stolitzka and R. Mansberger
7. Geographical Information Systems and environmental modelling for sustainable development by A. Brimicombe
8. Institutional systems of agrarian reform by P. Trappe
9. The necessary foundations of land reform: some painful post-Soviet experiences by C. Arnison
10. The privatisation and restitution process in the Czech Republic by J. Rydval and I. Pesl
11. Conceptions of rural planning following land privatisation in Hungary by J. Nyiri and R. W. Dixon-Gough
12. Land tenure and land reform in South Dobrudja (north east Bulgaria) by G. Andonov, M. Rizov and K. Batanov
13. Land reform and the land market in Bulgaria by G. Andonov and M. Rizov
14. Sustainability as a principle in spatial development. Questions for policy and education by F. B. Rosman
15. Spatial planning - a key to sustainability? by G. Weber
16. Integrated agrarian structures and regional development by E. C. Lapple
17. The Ecological scores model of Lower Austria - a programme to foster sustainable cultural landscape development? by W. Seher
18. The alpine lwaterscape - sustainable tourism and industrial development in Lago d'Iseo by W. G. O Zwirner
19. Marinas and sustainable development: making the most out of marinas by D. Williams
20. Realisation of new urban areas and sustainable development by H. W. de Wolff
21. The railway town: a case study in sustainable urban development by R. W. Dixon-Gough
22. Violence and the urban environment - reform and development of the housing stock by R. W. Dixon-Gough
23. Sustainable development in the Thames Gateway by R. Home
24. Reclamation of abandoned land leading to sustainable development by R. K. Bullard



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