Patrick Geddes: Social Evolutionist and City Planner

Patrick Geddes: Social Evolutionist and City Planner

by Helen Elizabeth Meller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415009383

ISBN-13: 9780415009386

Pub. Date: 03/28/1990

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.

This original study examines the influences and ideas of Patrick Geddes, one of the most original thinkers of his time. Geddes pioneered a sociological approach to the study of urbanization, and focused on the intimate link between spatial form and social processes. His work and passion have become an inspiration to all those who seek to understand the city and

Overview

This original study examines the influences and ideas of Patrick Geddes, one of the most original thinkers of his time. Geddes pioneered a sociological approach to the study of urbanization, and focused on the intimate link between spatial form and social processes. His work and passion have become an inspiration to all those who seek to understand the city and modern life. Patrick Geddes reveals the perspectives which Geddes created on modern life, education and city development. It shows that his ideas remain stimulating and pertinent to contemporary concerns on these issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415009386
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Series:
Geography, Environment, and Planning Ser.
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Formative Years: A Biologist's Viewpoint 3. Practical Experiments in Social Evolution 4. Museums, Actual and Possible 5. Maverick in the Social Sciences 6. The Sociologists of the Town Planning Movement 7. The Challenge of India and Palestine 8. Social Reconstruction in India and Palestine 9. Regional Survey in the International Context: The Legacy of Geddes

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