Professor Gerrit-Jan Knaap, University of Maryland
Professor Zorica Nedović-Budić, University College Dublin
Armando Carbonell, Senior Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Publisher: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The fundamental challenges of building and sustaining human settlements have not changed significantly for centuries. The relative urgency of these challenges, however, has changed over time, as have the planning and public policy approaches to address them. Planners and policy makers in some European nations and some U.S. states have significantly changed the relative roles of international organisations and national, state, regional and local governments. Climate change, economic development, social justice, and community revitalisation top the planning agenda in some European nations and U.S. states. The case studies in this book follow the changes in international planning frameworks and the roles of national, state, regional, and local governments in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Oregon in the United States and in Denmark, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom in Europe.