Rebuilding Britain: Planning for a Better Future (Paperback)

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Like many Western nations, Britain faces extraordinary challenges in the twenty-first century, from the effects of climate change to growing inequality and the relentless pressures of the globalized economy. In the face of these issues, Rebuilding Britain asks a simple question: How can Britain organize itself, not just for survival, but in such a way that it can build a fairer, more sustainable society? Challenging a widespread air of defeatism in progressive politics, the authors offer an ambitious, hopeful, yet politically grounded view of the possibilities for a better Britain in the years to come.

About the Author

Hugh Ellis is chief planner of the Town and Country Planning Association, where Kate Henderson is chief executive.

Praise For…

“Loss of ‘strategic planning’ is just one of the disconnects which Hugh Ellis and Kate Henderson point up in this powerful and provocative book, a call to arms to reinvigorate a planning system in crisis.”
— PlanningResource

“This is an important book which seeks to recapture, reimagine, and reinstate the social objectives and utopian thinking which are so badly needed in planning, if we are ever to get to grips with challenges that we currently face.”
— NewStart: The Magazine for Making Better Places (UK)

“Elegant, pithy, and well-written, the book is not just a passionate case for planning, but a useful summary of the history of the subject in Britain.”
— Housing Studies

“The twenty-first century introduced emerging challenges Britain and the world has not confronted before. Issues like demographic change, urbanization, and climate change demand new ways to plant for the present and future. Rebuilding Britain will inspire a generation of planners and leaders to think differently and to embrace their role as guardians of our common future.”
— Mitchell J. Silver

Rebuilding Britain is a thought-provoking, engaging, and accessible way of understanding the choices we face about what kind of country we want to live in and build for future generations. It’s a book which rightly prompts us to act.”
— Julia Unwin

“This is the right book at the right time, providing an eloquent and insightful analysis of the many challenges facing modern Britain. Henderson and Ellis offer an ambitious formula for rebuilding the nation and a convincing restatement of the essential role of planning in that project, when underpinned by foresight and vision.”
— Nick Gallent
Product Details
ISBN: 9781447317593
ISBN-10: 1447317599
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2014
Pages: 120
Language: English