Facility Siting: Risk, Power and Identity in Land Use Planning.

Web Abstract: 
This penetrating new edited collection examines risk, power and identity in contests over the siting of infrastructure and industrial facilities. Examines the social, political and environmental issues at stake and the acute conflicts over conflicting data, politics, perception and controversy for industry, planners and authorities and citizens. Authors from a a variety of fields bring a multi-perspective analysis to case studies from the UK, US and Europe and expose the political and cultural dimensions of siting conflicts. In the process they show how place attachment and notions of landscape and local identity play a prominent role in resistance to 'development'.
Author: 
Boholm, Asa; Löfstedt, Ragnar, eds.
ISBN: 
ISBN-978-1844071463
Publication Date: 
12/31/2004
Page Numbers: 
256p.
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