Readings in Planning Theory / Edition 2

Readings in Planning Theory / Edition 2

by Scott Campbell, Susan S. Fainstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631223479

ISBN-13: 9780631223474

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

The second edition of this very successful volume examines the current state of planning theory and the new directions it has taken in recent years. The editors have selected a set of classic and contemporary writings to address a central question: What role can planning theory play in making the good city and region within the constraints of a capitalist…  See more details below

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The second edition of this very successful volume examines the current state of planning theory and the new directions it has taken in recent years. The editors have selected a set of classic and contemporary writings to address a central question: What role can planning theory play in making the good city and region within the constraints of a capitalist political economy and a democratic political system? The volume draws on a wide range of authors who address planning history, arguments for and against planning, competing planning styles, planning ethics, the public interest, and considerations of race and gender. Theoretical perspectives include political economy, postmodernism, communicative rationality, and feminism. Readings new to this edition examine themes emerging in planning theory, including a critique of the modernist roots of centralized planning, a reemphasis on space in planning, and a discussion of the difficulty of sustainable development. The second edition also features new case studies with a focus on both American and international cases.

In this second edition of Readings in Planning Theory the editors retain 10 of the 28 original readings from the first edition. Four other readings have been updated with more recent writings from the same author (the opening introduction and the chapters by Fainstein, Krumholz and Healey). Thirteen readings are wholly new.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631223474
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
2ND, REVISED
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Structure and Debates of Planning Theory1
Pt. IFoundations of Twentieth-Century Planning Theory
1Urban Utopias: Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier21
2The Death and Life of Great American Cities61
3Toward a Non-Euclidian Mode of Planning75
Pt. IIPlanning: Justifications and Critiques
4Arguments For and Against Planning86
5Planning the Capitalist City102
6Between Modernity and Postmodernity: The Ambiguous Position of U.S. Planning108
7Authoritarian High Modernism125
8Making Space: Planning as a Mode of Thought142
Pt. IIIPlanning Types
9New Directions in Planning Theory173
10The Science of "Muddling Through"196
11Advocacy and Pluralism in Planning210
12Equitable Approaches to Local Economic Development224
13The Communicative Turn in Planning Theory and its Implications for Spatial Strategy Formation237
Pt. IVPlanning in Action: Successes, Failures, and Strategies
14What Local Economic Developers Actually Do: Location Quotients versus Press Releases262
15Community and Consensus: Reality and Fantasy in Planning275
16Popular Planning: Coin Street, London296
17Rationality and Power318
Pt. VRace, Gender, and City Planning
18City Life and Difference336
19Educating Planners: Unified Diversity for Social Action356
20Nurturing: Home, Mom, and Apple Pie376
21Towards Cosmopolis: Utopia as Construction Site401
Pt. VIEthics, the Environment, and Conflicting Priorities
22APA's Ethical Principles Include Simplistic Planning Theories413
23Risk Assessment and Environmental Crisis: Toward an Integration of Science and Participation418
24Green Cities, Growing Cities, Just Cities? Urban Planning and the Contradictions of Sustainable Development435
Index459

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