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Overview

Over the past hundred years of urbanization and suburbanization, four key themes have shaped urban and regional planning in both theory and practice:
livability, territoriality, governance, and reflective professional practice.
Planning Ideas That Matter charts the trajectories of these powerful planning ideas in an increasingly interconnected world.

The contributors, leading theorists and practitioners, discuss livability in terms of such issues as urban density, land use, and the relationship between the built environment and natural systems; examine levels of territorial organization, drawing on literature on regionalism, metropolitanism, and territorial competition; describe the ways planning connects to policy making and implementation in a variety of political contexts; and consider how planners conceive of their work and learn from practice.

Throughout, the emphasis is on how individuals and institutions--including government, business, professional organizations, and universities--have framed planning problems and ideas. The focus is less on techniques and programs than on the underlying concepts that have animated professional discourse over the years. The book is recommended for classroom use, as a reference for scholars and practitioners, and as a history of planning for those interested in the development of the field.

The MIT Press

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What People Are Saying

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"With virtually all contributors taking a historical approach, this volume of benchmark essays provides critical perspectives on some of the most important planning conversations in North America over the past ninety years. Written by senior academic practitioners with impeccable credentials, Planning Ideas That Matter will become obligatory reading for generations of graduate students."—John Friedmann, Honorary Professor in the School ofCommunity and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia

"In domains from livability to territoriality, from governance to professional practice, these chapters show us how and why familiar but fundamental planning ideas make a difference. Portraying historical and contemporary concerns in an ambitious and vivid panorama,these chapters provide both a compelling overview of, and a serious intellectual introduction to,the theory and practice of city and regional planning."—John Forester,Professor of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University

" Planning Ideas That Matter is an outstanding collection of original articles that exemplify the best of reflective and discursive practice. It deserves to be widely read, and has the potential to alter future conversations about key ideas that are shaping our collective future. I highly recommend it."—Jim Throgmorton, EmeritusProfessor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Iowa

John Friedmann

With virtually all contributors taking a historical approach, this volume of benchmark essays provides critical perspectives on some of the most important planning conversations in North America over the past ninety years. Written by senior academic practitioners with impeccable credentials, Planning Ideas That
Matter will become obligatory reading for generations of graduate students.

John Forester

In domains from livability to territoriality, from governance to professional practice, these chapters show us how and why familiar but fundamental planning ideas make a difference. Portraying historical and contemporary concerns in an ambitious and vivid panorama, these chapters provide both a compelling overview of, and a serious intellectual introduction to, the theory and practice of city and regional planning.

Jim Throgmorton

Planning Ideas That Matter is an outstanding collection of original articles that exemplify the best of reflective and discursive practice. It deserves to be widely read, and has the potential to alter future conversations about key ideas that are shaping our collective future. I highly recommend it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262017602
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bishwapriya Sanyal is Ford International Professor of Urban Development and
Planning at MIT.

Lawrence J. Vale is Ford Professor of Urban Design and Planning at MIT.

Christina D.Rosan is Assistant Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple
University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

List of Contributors ix

1 Four Planning Conversations Bishwapriya Sanyal Lawrence J. Vale Christina D. Rosan 1

I Ideas about Livability

2 Shaping Urban Form Gary Hack 33

3 New Urbanism Robert Fishman 65

4 Sustainability in Planning: The Arc and Trajectory of a Movement, and New Directions for the Twenty-First-Century City Timothy Beatley 91

II Ideas about Territoriality

5 Regional Development Planning Michael B. Teitz 127

6 Metropolitanism: How Metropolitan Planning Has Been Shaped by and Reflected in the Plans of the Regional Plan Association Robert D. Yaro 153

7 Territorial Competitiveness: Lineages, Practices, Ideologies Neil Brenner David Wachsmuth 179

III Ideas about Governance

8 Urban Development Mohammad A. Qadeer 207

9 Public-Private Engagement: Promise and Practice Lynne B. Sagalyn 233

10 Good Governance: The Inflation of an Idea Merilee Grindle 259

11 Self-Help Housing Ideas and Practice in the Americas Peter M. Ward 283

IV Ideas about Professional Reflection

12 Reflective Practice Raphaël Fischler 313

13 Communicative Planning: Practices, Concepts, and Rhetorics Patsy Healey 333

14 Social Justice as Responsible Practice: Influence of Race, Ethnicity, and the Civil Rights Era June Manning Thomas 359

Index 387

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