Readings in Planning Theory

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Wiley, Feb 12, 2003 - Architecture - 488 pages
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The second edition of this very successful volume examines the current state of planning theory and the new directions it has taken in recent years.

  • Examines the current state of planning theory and the new directions it has taken in recent years.
  • Draws on a wide range of authors who address planning history, arguments for and against planning, competing planning styles, planning ethics, the public interest, and considerations of race and gender.
  • Theoretical perspectives include political economy, postmodernism, communicative rationality, and feminism.
  • Readings new to this edition examine themes emerging in planning theory, including a critique of the modernist roots of centralized planning, a reemphasis on space in planning, and a discussion of the difficulty of sustainable development.
  • Features new case studies of planning success and failure in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • Contains thirteen wholly new readings.

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User Review  - Marvi - Goodreads

The reader is a collection of classical essays on urban and regional planning. Very good for introductory courses of planning theory. Read full review

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User Review  - Lee Hunter - Goodreads

this book is pretty interesting, if not excessively dense in some parts. it is urban planning primer. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Scott Campbell is Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. His research has focused on defense-industrial cities, regional and environmental planning, and German cities. He is co-author of The Rise of the Gunbelt (with Ann Markusen, Peter Hall, and Sabina Deitrick) and of a forthcoming book on Berlin and is co-editor of Readings in Urban Theory, Second Edition (co-edited with Susan S. Fainstein, Blackwell, 2002).

Susan S. Fainstein is Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University. Her research has focused on planning theory, comparative public policy, urban redevelopment, and citizen participation. Among her books are Urban Political Movements, Restructuring the City, The City Builders (second edition 2001), Divided Cities (co-edited with Ian Gordon and Michael Harloe; Blackwell, 1992), and Cities and Visitors (co-edited with Lily M. Hoffman and Dennis R. Judd; Blackwell 2003).

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