For the past fifty years, urban planning has revolved around the presumed necessity of perpetual growth and development. Contending that the supposed benefits of endless growth cannot - and should not - be taken for granted, the book The Future of Planning comprises a timely exploration of alternative urban development models. Filled with practical suggestions that establish a new planning agenda, The Future of Planning proposes new ways to protect and enhance existing low-value land uses as well as the means of managing community assets within the built environment.
On June 4 Yvonne Rydin, professor at the University College London will present this timely book and will further elaborate its content. During ‘world café’ discussions the relevance of the book for Dutch practice will be discussed. This event is part of the MCD Great Books Series (Dutch).