Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century

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Wiley, Jun 24, 2002 - Architecture - 553 pages
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Cities of Tomorrow is a critical history of planning in theory and practice in the twentieth century, as well as of the social and economic problems and opportunities that gave rise to it.
  • A critical history of planning in theory and practice in the twentieth century, as well as of the social and economic problems and opportunities that gave rise to it
  • Trenchant, perceptive, global in coverage, this book is an unrivalled account of its crucial subject
  • Comprehensively revised to take account of abundant new literature published since its original appearance, and to view the 1990s in historical perspective
  • Reviews the development of the modern planning movement over the entire span of the twentieth century

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Review: Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century

User Review  - Alexis Soto-Colorado - Goodreads

This is the book used in my Urban Planning History course for Master in Urban Planning in the University at Buffalo. The material is excellent if only the editor and author have used more images and ... Read full review

Review: Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century

User Review  - Teresa McCarthy - Goodreads

This was a brilliant read, up until the very last chapter. I found his history of planning to be comprehensive, for the most part, though it was wanting on the contributions of women like Jane Jacobs ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Sir Peter Hall is Professor of Planning at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Building, Environmental Design and Planning at University College, London and Director of the Institute of Community Studies. He was previously Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor of Geography at the University of Reading. He is the author of over 30 books in planning and related subjects, including London 2000, The World Cities, Great Planning Disasters and High Tech America. He has been credited with the invention of the Urban Enterprise Zone concept now widely employed in the USA, the UK and Europe. An advisor to governments and international agencies across the world, Professor Hall is known throughout the world for his contribution both to the theory and to the practice of city and regional planning.

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