Planning and the Urban Community

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Harvey S. Perloff
University of Pittsburgh Pre, Apr 15, 1961 - Architecture - 256 pages
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This book presents a broad overview of the planning profession, and discusses many of the major problems encountered in urbanism and planning. The essays discuss topics that include education, the urban community, the place of planning in governmental hierarchy, and its relationship to urban political dynamics.
 

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Contents

Chapter One The Economic Functions and Structure of the Metropolitan Region
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Chapter Two The Evolving Metropolis of New Technology
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43
Chapter Three The Culture and Esthetics of the Urban Community
46
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Chapter Four Sociological Research and Urban Planning
59
Chapter Five A Note on Community
66
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121
Chapter Eight General Planning and Planning for Services and Facilities
130
Summary of Panel Discussion
138
The Nature of Planning and Planning Education
145
Chapter Nine City Planning as a Social Movement a Governmental Function and a Technical Profession
149
Comments
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Chapter Ten Urban Design and City Planning
179
Chapter Eleven Decision Making and Planning
188

Metorpolitan Politics and Organization for Planning
75
Chapter Six The Politics of the Metropolis
83
Comments
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Chapter Seven Planning Organization and Activities Within the Framework of Urban Government
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Chapter Twelve Comprehensive Planning as a Field of Study
198
A Summary Statement
226
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About the author (1961)

Harvey S. Perloff was director of regional studies at Resources for the Future, Inc., Washington, D.C.

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