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Urban Planning and Policy

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University of Toronto St. George
Damian Dupuy

March 16, 2011 Urban Planning and Policy -urban policy and planning influences urban development Examples of planning include: 1. Zoning -the driver of urbanization -the bottle neck of urbanization -cities are structured as different zoning centres -for example, a factory would not be located in a housing zone -the zoning process is broad and makes the laws of what you can and cannot do on your property 2. Location of various facilities -can you put a stadium in the downtown core or should it go outside of the city centre -can you turn old factory land into residential housing? 3. Community development, etc.. Planners are: -concerned with the management of urban change -often seen as mediators between social purpose and the city form -what is the social purpose of the city? How is the physical shape of a city related to the purpose? Trans-historical Issues -NIMBY (not in my backyard), LULUs and BANANAs (google these) -build absolutely nothing near anyone -reform, reproduction or revolution? -efficacy of planning -how effective is the role of planning? -or could individuals decide better for themselves -planning for whom? -are we planning for individuals or all citizens? Baron Haussmans Paris slide -his plan to change Paris after the French revolution Modern Urban Planning -powerful system of planning evolved in the UK -characteristic is a strong government roles especially at the national level
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