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Planning Ideas That Matter: Livability, Territoriality, Governance, and Reflective Practice
     

Planning Ideas That Matter: Livability, Territoriality, Governance, and Reflective Practice

by Bishwapriya Sanyal, Lawrence J. Vale, Christina D. Rosan
 

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ISBN-10: 026251768X

ISBN-13: 9780262517683

Pub. Date: 07/06/2012

Publisher: MIT Press

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262517683
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
07/06/2012
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,366,321
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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