Planning in Crisis?: Theoretical Orientations for Architecture and Planning

Planning in Crisis?: Theoretical Orientations for Architecture and Planning

by Walter Schoenwandt

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Overview

In recent years, a formidable gulf has opened up between planning theory and practice. Over the past four decades, planning academics have developed strong theories and created models to accompany and elucidate the planning process. However, many planning practitioners have resisted the notion that theory can play a positive role in the solution of concrete planning problems This volume provides a comprehensive overview of all the main planning theories and models, while also introducing an innovative new model and a set of tools. Modeled on the theories of Mario Bunge this dynamic new approach allows planners to achieve a better understanding of the complexities involved in the role of planners and their impact on the built environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317080046
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/22/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 180
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Professor Walter Schoenwandt is Director, Institute for the Foundations of Planning, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Part I Constructs for the Description of Planning: 7 models of planning; Towards a '3rd generation' of planning theory. Part II Constructs for the Treatment of Planning Tasks: The semiotic triangle – a conceptual tool in planning; Bibliography; Index.


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