Fast Forward : City Planning in a Hyper Dynamic Age

Fast Forward: City Planning in a Hyper Dynamic Age

This edition of the ISOCARP Review is about the extremes of development and the planning response to them. Fast Forward addresses the realities of those extremes and the ways in which different countries and individual cities have sought to cope with them. It features a chapter, Milton Keynes, UK: an exemplary new city outpacing its peers, by John Best and David Hackforth.(ISOCARP Review 08)

International Society of City and Regional Planners, 2012.

pbk 322 pp, illus.

ISBN 978 94 90354 16 9

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  • Foreword One Ismael Fernández Mejía
  • Foreword Two Andrei Golovin
  • Editorial Shi Nan and Chris Gossop
  • Introductory Essay. Rapid Urban Change Demands a Theory, Tools and a 'Fast Forward' Planning - An Essay Stefan Rau

Part One. Asia: A Continent of Fast Forward Economies

  • Hyper and Dynamic Growth in the ASEAN Region and the Emerging Strategy for Bintan Eco-Island (Indonesia) Alfonso Vegara, Mark Dwyer & Maki Kawaguchi
  • Urbanization and Human Settlements Development in China Mao Qizhi
  • Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Region: Planning in a Hyper-Dynamic Context Jimmy C.F. Leung
  • The New Macau: Challenge and Opportunity in the Wave of Hyper Development Pui Si Natalie Hon
  • Rapid Urbanization in India: Fissures in Fast Growth Kavas Kapadia
  • Spatial Trends of Metro Manila during a Period of Rapid Change Arturo G. Corpuz

Part Two. Planning for the Unpredictable

  • Disaster is the New Norm Edward J. Blakely

Part Three. Europe: Different Experience

  • High Speed Suburban Decline. The Case of Cities in Eastern Germany Johann Jessen
  • Urban Transformation, Change, Opportunities. The Case of Nuremberg West, Germany Nadia Alaily-Mattar, Alain Thierstein & Agnes Förster
  • Eindhoven, 'City as a Lab' - 'Brain-field' for a New Generation Cees Donkers
  • Milton Keynes, UK: An Exemplary New City Outpacing its Peers John Best & David Hackforth
  • Towards Sustainability in European Cities - Contrasts between the Overall Effects of European Union Policies and Achievements at the Level of Individual Cities Pierre Laconte

Part Four. Russia: A Country in Transition

  • Urban Development and Town Planning Policy in Modern Russia Nadezhda Kosareva & Alexander Puzanov
  • Searching for the Russian Dream: Compression or Expansion of Russia's Living Space? Fedor Kudryavtsev
  • Moscow Agglomeration Development. The 2012 International Urban Competition Alexander Kolontay

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