International Manual of Planning Practice

Editors: Judith Ryser and Teresa Franchini

This expanded and updated 6th edition of the IMPP includes the planning paradigms and practices in 135 countries worldwide.

The book is a compendium on planning to practising planners in both the public and the private sector, as well as to other built environment professionals. It also constitutes a reference book for academics and students and provides basic information for planners, developers and investors who intend to operate in countries beyond their own. Besides a succinct background on each country and its planning system, the focus of the Manual is on planning practice. The format is a small book with summary pages of each country and an incorporated USB card with the country profiles as part of this publication.

The IMPP gives readers a comparative overview of planning worldwide provided by experienced practitioners and academics in five continents. The aim of the 135 case studies is to give a comprehensive panorama of the regulated development process and puts it into the perspective of real world experiences. > More

Published by the International Society of City and Regional Planners, ISOCARP, The Hague, Netherlands

Review on the International-Manual-of-Planning-Practice

by Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, in the International Journal of E-Planning Research Volume 6 • Issue 3 • July-September 2017
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