Planning the Twentieth-Century City: The Advanced Capitalist World / Edition 1

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This book reveals the complex interplay of planning ideas and practices between local, national and international levels throughout this century.

The book moves from German 'zoning', the aesthetics of grand urban and landscape design from France and the USA, and the utopian English idea of the 'garden city' through to the dynamism of the Asian tiger cities and the environmental ideology of the late 20th century. It creates an international body of knowledge and expertise.

With case material from major cities in Western Europe, North America, Australia and Asia, this book charts the changing centres of influence in planning and identifies the cities which will lead the way in the next century.

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Editorial Reviews

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"..well illustrated international narrative.." (Architectural Review, May 2002) 

"…will be very useful as a reference volume enabling teachers and scholars to explore themes in city planning such as garden cities…another strength of the book is the economic, social and political background which is provided as a context for the evolution of ideas and practice…" (Geography, October 2002)

"…something of a tour-de-force…fluently and attractively written…an authoratitve voice on the subject…" (Planning History, 2002)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471490982
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

STEPHEN V WARD is Professor of Planning History at Oxford Brookes University. He is also President of the International Planning History Society (1996-2002), and editor of the journal, Planning Perspectives. His previous books include The Geography of Interwar Britain (1988), The Garden City (edited, 1992), Planning and Urban Change (1994) and Selling Places (1998).

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Table of Contents

The Author.



Nineteenth-Century Antecedents.

The Emergence of Modern Planning.

War, Reconstruction and Depression I: The Major Traditions.

War, Reconstruction and Depression II: The Other Traditions.

Reconstruction and Modernisation I: The Major Traditions.

Reconstruction and Modernisation II: The Other Traditions.

The Zenith of Modernisation and Beyond I: The Major Traditions.

The Zenith of Modernisation and Beyond II: The Other Traditions.

Globalisation, Competitiveness and Sustainability I: The Major Traditions.

Globalisation, Competitiveness and Sustainability II: The Other Traditions.





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