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Global city planning

Peter Newman

in The Future of Sustainable Cities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9781847426673
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447305545 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847426673.003.0011
Global city planning

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This chapter explores London's status as a global city and the impact of this on public policy. It examines current policy priorities, in particular for planning and economic development, based on analysis of a series of planning strategies for London and its wider regional context and reform of governance institutions, including the Mayor and the London Assembly. The chapter examines the potential impacts of the global economic crisis, including any changes in the regulation of financial services, on the wider planning of a global city, and the importance of government and strategic planning policies as well as market trends. It argues that the future competitiveness of London as a global city is the main force behind successive plans for the capital. London-wide government has been reformed over the past 30 years and we should anticipate further future changes in the relationships between national government, the London Boroughs, and London-wide institutions.

Keywords: economic crisis; global city planning; local government; London; planning strategies; political reform

Chapter.  6354 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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