Planning Ethics: A Reader in Planning Theory, Practice and Education / Edition 1

Planning Ethics: A Reader in Planning Theory, Practice and Education / Edition 1

by Sue Hendler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0882851519

ISBN-13: 9780882851518

Pub. Date: 10/28/1995

Publisher: CUPR/Transaction

Over the past fifty years professional understanding of planning has changed markedly. In the past, planning was primarily described as a technical activity involving data collection, analysis, and synthesis of physical plans and supporting policies. Now planning is seen as a much broader set of human activities, encompassing the physical world and also the realm

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Over the past fifty years professional understanding of planning has changed markedly. In the past, planning was primarily described as a technical activity involving data collection, analysis, and synthesis of physical plans and supporting policies. Now planning is seen as a much broader set of human activities, encompassing the physical world and also the realm of public and social services. Not surprisingly, planners’ discussions of ethics have evolved. Professional ethics is regarded by many planners to be limited to a set of rules of behavior regarding interactions with the public, sources of data, government officials, and one another.

This shift is symbolized by the evolution of the labels by which ethics is known: from a circumscribed view of professional ethics to a broader concept of ethics in planning; both of which are discussed in this book. Sue Hendler argues that planners recognize that every act of planning pursues certain human values and is a series of statements about what we take to be right or wrong and what we take to represent the highest priorities of the society.

Planning Ethics explores planning within alternative moral theories, including liberalism, communitarianism, environmentalism, and feminism. The contributors illustrate the application of these ethical principles in specific planning contexts encompassing community development, land conversion, waste management, electric power planning, and education planning. This is the next generation of thinking on ethics and planning. It will be a centerpiece of every planning curriculum.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882851518
Publisher:
CUPR/Transaction
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
1A Classical Liberal (Libertarian) Approach to Planning Theory11
2Rawlsian Planning Theory30
3Contemporary Procedural Ethical Theory and Planning Theory49
4Community and the Four Jewels of Planning66
5Contemporary Environmental Philosophy and Its Challenge to Planning Theory83
6Feminist Contributions to Ethics and Planning Theory104
7Rawlsian Justice and Community Planning141
8Ethics in Environmental Planning Practice: The Case of Agricultural Land Protection154
9An Equity-Based Approach to Waste Management Facility Siting174
10Ethics, Passion, Reason, and Power: The Rhetorics of Electric Power Planning in Chicago195
11Education Planning: Ethical Dilemmas Arising in Public Policy Decision Making221
12Reflections on Teaching Three Versions of a Planning Ethics Course261
13Teaching Ethics and Planning Theory281
14Introducing Philosophical Theories to Urban Transportation Planning301
15Teaching Environmental Philosophy to Graduate Planning Students321
Selected Bibliography345
About the Contributors351
Index353

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