National Settlement Strategies East and West

Swain, H. (1975). National Settlement Strategies East and West. IIASA Collaborative Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: CP-75-003

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Interest in national settlement systems, urban growth policies, and regional development has been growing rapidly in recent years. Two international conferences in 1971, in Eastern and Western Europe, signaled the academic maturity of the field, and the forthcoming United Nations Conference on Human Settlements in Vancouver will set the final seal of respectability on the notion that urban and regional issues matter in national development plans.

From the inception of urban-related work at IIASA in early 1974, there has been a keen interest in settlement systems and planning policy. In December 1974, some forty scholars from fifteen countries gathered here to share insights on research and policy in these areas. Two other volumes of proceedings and contributed papers are available.

This volume collects in one place the conference articles describing policies in specific nations. The material on western countries adds to an already well-developed literature, except for the article by Logan and Wilmoth, which is the first comprehensive account of the recent and dramatic policy developments in Australia. On the other hand, the several pieces on policies in the centrally-planned economies of Eastern Europe will be largely new to English-language readers, and the appended bibliographies on the GDR and Hungary do not exist elsewhere at all.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Collaborative Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:42
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:08

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