Urban Planning's Philosophical Entanglements: The Rugged, Dialectical Path from Knowledge to Action

Urban Planning's Philosophical Entanglements: The Rugged, Dialectical Path from Knowledge to Action

by Richard S Bolan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138233591
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/14/2017
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard Bolan has a 60-year career in urban planning. Graduating from Yale, MIT and NYU, he was a practitioner for ten years before joining the faculty at Boston College. Since 1985 he has been a faculty member in the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. His focus has been teaching and research in planning theory.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1. Knowledge and Action: Can We Urban Planners Really Connect Them?

Part I. Knowledge and Expertise

Chapter 2. The Knowledge-Action Problem

Chapter 3. What Does It Mean to "Know"

Chapter 4. Certainty and Uncertainty in Science

Chapter 5. The Inescapable in Cultural Knowledge

Chapter 6. Self- Knowledge and Self-Transformation

Part II. Knowledge and Action

Chapter 7. Theory of Action

Chapter 8. Social Action

Part III. The Nature of Professional Action in Urban Planning

Chapter 9. A Final Philosophical Entanglement – Space/Place

Chapter 10. What is to be done?

Epilogue

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