Great Planning Disasters: With a New Introduction

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University of California Press, Mar 22, 1982 - Architecture - 308 pages
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In this "pathology of planning," Peter Hall briskly recounts the histories of five great planning disasters and two near-disasters and analyzes the decisions of the professional bureaucrats, community activists, and politicians involved in the planning process. He draws on an eclectic body of theory from political science, economics, ethics, and long-range future forecasting to suggest ways to forestall such grand mistakes in the future. For this edition, Hall has added a special introduction in which he reflects further on the sequels to these cautionary tales and on the moral planners and citizens should draw from them.
 

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Contents

Overview I
1
Londons Third Airport
15
Londons Motorways
56
The AngloFrench Concorde
87
San Franciscos BART System
109
Sydneys Opera House
138
Californias New Campuses
152
Approaching the Problem
187
1 The Community
199
2 The Bureaucracy
208
3 The Politicians 22 4
224
The Actors in Concert 2 42
242
Notes
277
Index
299
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