Spatial Planning Seminar:
Technology Enhanced
Blended Learning

    A Reading List

    This is NOT "just" about Spatial Planning, but considerably broader, including a bit of philosophy, theory of science and related fun topics.


    • Planning Spatial planning is a wider, more inclusive approach to considering the best use of land than traditional land-use planning
    • We define spatial planning as "integrating social, environmental, cultural and economic interest to develop attractive, sustainable and functional environments"

    Just in case you DO manage to lay your hands on any one and even read it (chapeau !), claim your Brownie points by submitting a short review to the discussion board ?

      Anderer, J., McDonald, A. and Nakicenovic, N. (1981)
      Energy in a Finite World. Paths to a Sustainable Future.   225 pp., Ballinger, Cambridge.
      Bertalanffy, L. von (1968)
      General SYSTEM THEORY. Foundations, Development, Applications.   Revised Edition, 295 pp., George Braziller, New York
      Burrough,P.A> and McDonnell, R.A. (1998)
      Principles of Geographical Information Systems. Spatial Information Systems and Geostatistics. 333 pp., Oxford University Press, Oxford.

      Calthorpe, Peter and Fulton, William: The Regional City, Island Press, 2001

      Calthorpe, Peter: Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change, Island Press, 2010

      Chapra,S.C, Canale, R.P. (1988)
      Numerical Methods for Engineers. 812 pp., McGraw-Hill, New York.
      Dühr, S., Colomb, C., Nadin, V. (2009)
      European Spatial Planning: Territorial Development, Cooperation and EU Spatial Policy. 452 pp., Taylor &aml; Francis, XX.
      There is a strong international dimension to spatial planning. European integration strengthens interconnections, development and decision-making across national and regional borders. EU policies in areas such as environment, transport, agriculture or regional policy have far-reaching effects on spatial development patterns and planning procedures. Planners in the EU are now routinely engaged in cooperation across national borders to share and devise effective ways of intervening in the way our cities, towns and rural areas develop. In short, the EU has become an important framework for planning practice, research and teaching. Spatial planning in Europe is being Europeanized ", with corresponding changes for the role of planners. Written for students, academics, practitioners and researchers of spatial planning and related disciplines, this book is essential reading for everybody interested in engaging with the European dimension of spatial planning and territorial governance. It explores: spatial development trends and their influence on planning the nature, institutions and actors of the European Union from a planning perspective the history of spatial planning at the transnational scale the planning tools, perspectives, visions and programmes supporting European cooperation on spatial planning the territorial impacts of the Community "s sector policies the outcomes of European spatial planning in practice.
      European Communities (2003)
      Territorial Cohesion in Europe. Committee of the Regions, 102 pp., Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.
      EU common regional policy seeks to reduce regional disparities and prevent further social and economic imbalances by transferring Community resources to regions undergoing problems using the Structural Funds. This study seeks to provide technical advice to the Committee of the Regions on this matter, based on a literature review of regional development issues and on official EU documents, such as periodic reports, statistical yearbooks and cohesion reports. It examines the major socio-economic challenges to regional cohesion in the EU-15, considers the impact of enlargement, and makes recommendations for a more balanced regional development policy.
      Faludin, A. (2002)
      European Spatial Planning. 235 pp., Lincoln Institutte of Land Policy,
      The European Spatial Development Perspective was adopted in 1999 after more than 10 years of transnational networking across linguistic and cultural divides. However, Europe's engagement in spatial planning has escaped the attention of many North American and even European planners. Based on a 2001 Lincoln Institute conference, this book provides lessons for those interested in spatial planning, theory, and practice. Includes a full-color insert of 21 maps.
      Feyerabend, P. (1978)
      Science in a Free Society   221 pp., NLB, London.
      Gleick, J. (1987)
      CHAOS. Making a New Science.   352 pp., Penguin Books, New York.
      Goodman, M.R. (1980)
      Study Notes in System Dynamics. 388 pp., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
      Heller, J. (1961)
      Catch-22.   463 pp., Dell Publishing, New York.
      Holling, C.S.[ed.] (1978)
      Adaptive Environmental Assessment and Management. 377 pp., John Wiley and Sons, Chichester.
      Jakeman,A.J.,Beck, B.B., MxAleer, M [eds.] (1995)
      Modelling Change in Environemntal Systems. 584 pp., WILEY &aml; Sons, Chichester
      Kapp, K.W. (1977)
      Soziale Kosten der Marktwirtschaft.   264 pp., Fischer alternativ, Frankfurt/Main.
      Lomborg, B. (2001)
      The sceptical environmentalist. Measuring the Real State of the World.   515 pp., Cambridge Univesity Press, Cambridge.
      McCutcheon, R. (1979)
      Limits of a Modern World. A Study of the 'Limits to Growth' Debate.   112 pp., Butterworth, London.
      Odum, E.P. (1975)
      Ecology: The Link Between the Natural and Social Sciences.   2nd. ed. 244pp., Holt Rinehart and Winston, London.
      Odum, H.T. (1971)
      Environment, Power and Society.   331 pp., Wiley Interscience, New York.
      Radkau, J. (2011)
      Die Ära der Ökologie. Eine Weltgeschichte   782 pp., C.H.Beck, München.
      Popper, K.R. (1972)
      The Logic of Scientific Discovery.   480 pp., Hutchinson, London.
      Reichholf, J.H. (2007)
      Eine kurze Naturgeschichte des letzten Jahrtausends.   336 pp., S.Fischer, Frankfurt a. Main

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