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Sir Peter Hall: Pioneer in Regional Planning, Transport and Urban Geography

After the disappearance of Sir Peter Hall, the Urban commission & the Transport commission of IGU, had conjointly produced a Tribute book acknowledging his great contribution to Region Planning and geography. This book is written by geographers who worked with him or who were widely inspired by him.

R.D. Knowles and C. Rozenblat (eds.),
Sir Peter Hall: Pioneer in Regional Planning, Transport and Urban Geography,
SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice 52,
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-28056-1

1 Introduction: Professor Sir Peter Hall, Pioneer in Regional Planning, Transport and Urban Geography
Richard D. Knowles and Céline Rozenblat

2 A Polymath in City Studies
Peter J. Taylor

3 Location and Innovation
Jonathan Reades

4 Transport and Place-Making: A Long View
Chia-Lin Chen

5 The Strategic Planning Protagonist: Unveiling the Global Mega-City Region
Kathy Pain

6 Creative Destruction, Long Waves and the Age of the Smart City
Michael Batty

7 The Visionary of World and European Cities
Céline Rozenblat and Daniel O’Donoghue

8 Peter Hall’ s Publications
Richard D. Knowles

The International Geographical Union
Wishing you a nice reading, rediscovering his great ideas and visions

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Contents Theme Cities: Solutions for Urban Problems

Contents
1. Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1
     Wayne K D. Davies (University of Calgary)
2. New Urbanisms: From Neo-Traditional Neighbourhoods to New Regionalisms.................. 17
     Wayne K. D. Davies and Ivan J. Townshend (University of Lethbridge)
3. Progress Towards Just Cities……………………………………………………………………………………… 67
     Wayne K. D. Davies
4. Green Towns and Cities……………………………………………………………………………………………... 113
    Wayne K. D. Davies
5. Background to Sustainable Cities………………………………………………………………………………... 151
    Wayne K. D. Davies
6. Sustainable City Policies………………………………………………………………………………………..…… 207
    Wayne K. D. Davies
7. Transition Towns and Eco-Districts: Local Sustainability Initiatives…………………………….. 247
   Wayne K. D. Davies
8. Winter Cities…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 277
   Wayne K. D. Davies
9. Resilient Cities…………………………………………………………………………………………………………... 311
   Wayne K. D. Davies
10. Creative Cities…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 359
   Niamh Moore-Cherry (University College, Dublin)
11. Developing Knowledge Cities…………………………………………………………………………………….. 381
   Wayne K. D. Davies
12. Safe Cities and Communities……………………………………………………………………………………… 425
    Wayne K. D. Davies
13. Healthy Cities: Old and New Solutions………………………………………………………………………… 477
   Wayne K. D. Davies
14. Festive Cities: Multi-Dimensional Perspectives…………………………………………………………… 533 
      Wayne K. D. Davies
15. Slow Cities………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 563
      Susan Ball (University of Paris, 8)
16. Conclusions: Creating More Liveable and Sustainable Urban Places…………………………….. 587 
    Wayne K. D. Davies
Index………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 601


During the last few decades many innovative sets of policies have been proposed for solving contemporary urban problems. They are often summarized by an adjective added to urban, city or town, such as New Urban, Resilient Cities, Just Cities, Transition Towns, Winter Cities etc., creating a new phase of urban ideas. Each chapter in this book describes the origin, character and utility of the most important of these new city themes. Examples from all over the world show how they are able to improve urban life, creating more liveable, sustainable and inclusive places, although they need to be applied in conjunction, not regarded as separate silo approaches.  The study contains 16 chapters, 58 tables and figures in 624 pages. Hardcover and future E-copies, as well as Individual chapters, can be obtained from the Springer Shop website.

Contents Urban Geography of Post-Growth Society

Part I
1. Perspectives on the Post-Growth City
Michael PACIONE

2. Geographical Shrinking of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area: Its Demographic and Residential Background
Takashi ABE

3. Urban Shrinkage of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area in Japan: Changes in Population Distribution and Commuting Flows
Tatsuya YAMAGAMI

4. Occupational Structure in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, 1985-2005:
An Extended Shift-share Analysis of Changing Geographic Patterns
Ryo KOIZUMI

5. Time Budgets of Working Mothers Living in Central Tokyo: An Analysis on the Impacts of the Internet
Naoto YABE

6. The Aged Society in a Suburban New Town: What Should We Do?
Takashi KAGAWA

7. Urban Policy Challenges Facing an Aging Society: The Case of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area
Tetsuya ITO, Nobuyuki IWAMA and Makoto HIRAI

8. Aging Suburbs and Increasing Vacant Houses in Japan
Tomoko KUBO, Yoshimichi YUI and Hiroaki SAKAUE

9. Gentrification in a Post-Growth Society: The Case of Fukushima Ward, Osaka
Yoshihiro FUJITSUKA

10. Spatial Characteristics of Land Evaluation in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Hirohisa YAMADA*

Part II
11. Image of the Post-Growth City: Recent Transformation of Japanese Regional Central Cities                          
Masateru HINO

12. The Characteristics of Office Location in Sapporo City, Japan
Jun TSUTSUMI

13. Spatial Government Systems of Newly Merged Municipalities and Population Changes within Municipalities Impacted by those Government Systems: Under a National Pro-merger Policy of Municipalities in Post-Growth Societies
Jun NISHIHARA

14. Knowledge Spillover Effects on Agglomerations of
Environment-related Industries: A Case in Japan
Jun YAMASHITA

15. Conclusion

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