Explorations in Planning Theory / Edition 1

Explorations in Planning Theory / Edition 1

by Seymour J. Mandelbaum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0882851543

ISBN-13: 9780882851549

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: CUPR/Transaction

What is this thing called planning? What is its domain? What do planners do? How do they talk? What are the limits and possibilities for planning imposed by power, politics, knowledge, technology, interpretation, ethics, and institutional design? In this comprehensive volume, the foremost voices in planning explore the foundational ideas and issues of the

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What is this thing called planning? What is its domain? What do planners do? How do they talk? What are the limits and possibilities for planning imposed by power, politics, knowledge, technology, interpretation, ethics, and institutional design? In this comprehensive volume, the foremost voices in planning explore the foundational ideas and issues of the profession.

Explorations in Planning Theory is an extended inquiry into the practice of the profession. As such, it is a landmark text that defines the field for today’s planners and the next generation. As Seymour J. Mandelbaum notes in the introduction, "the shared framework of these essays captures a pervasive interest in the behavior, values, character, and experience of professional planners at work." All of the chapters in this volume are written to address arguments that are important in the community of planning theoreticians and are crafted in the language of that community. While many of the contributors included here differ in their styles, the editors note that students, experienced practitioners, and scholars of city and regional planning will find this work illuminating and helpful in their research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882851549
Publisher:
CUPR/Transaction
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
543
Sales rank:
1,306,898
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Talk of the Community
1Two Centuries of Planning Theory: An Overview10
2A Pragmatic Inquiry about Planning and Power30
3After Rationality: Towards a Contingency Theory for Planning45
4Rationality, Critical Rationalism, and Planning Doctrine65
5Open Moral Communities83
Advocating Preeminence: Anthologies as Politics105
6Planning and Political Power: Toward a Strategy for Coping116
7Meaning, Not Interest: Motivation for Progressive Planning134
8Thatcherism and the Swedish "Model": Center/Local Relationships in Urban Planning151
9Group Processes and the Social Construction of Growth Management: Florida, Vermont, and New Jersey164
The Latitude of Planners188
10The Rationality of Listening, Emotional Sensitivity, and Moral Vision204
11What Do Planners Do in the United States?225
12Argument, Power, and Passion in Planning Practice241
13The Communicative Work of Development Plans263
14Deconstructing the Discourse of Planning289
Examining the Planning Practice Conscious(ness)299
15Plannings as Creative Interpretation312
16Our Town: Foucault and Knowledge-based Politics in London328
17"Impeaching" Research: Planning as Persuasive and Constitutive Discourse345
18Practicing Planning Theory in a Political World365
The Dark Side of Planning: Rationality and "Realrationalitat"383
19On the Use of Models in Planning Ethics400
20Postmodernist Planning Theory: The Incommensurability Premise414
21Ethical Mandates and the Virtue of Prudence430
The Systemic Nature of Professional Ethics448
22Planning and the Design and Use of Forums, Arenas, and Courts462
23Planning Technologies and Planning Theories483
24Planning and Institutional Design497
Designing Planning Processes514
Contributors523
Index527

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