Dirigiste and smart growth approaches to urban sprawl: Lessons from Scotland and British Columbia

T. Jackson, D. Gopinath, J. Curry

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    Abstract

    Two communities operating under diverse planning systems, St. Andrews in Scotland and Prince George in British Columbia (BC), provide case studies for examining how planning tools are used in these jurisdictions to address urban containment issues. The dirigiste planning powers available under Scottish planning along with the institutional arrangements for funding Scottish local government facilitate greater containment than the community-centred approach favoured in BC, but at the expense of restricting local engagement in the process. BC's application of Smart Growth concepts suffers from more limited enforcement powers but offers its municipalities greater involvement in shaping their communities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)45-67
    Number of pages23
    JournalJournal of Transatlantic Studies
    Volume10
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012

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