Readings in Planning Theory

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2011-09-26
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This book defines the debates within the field of planning theory, identifies its boundaries, presents the works that constitute its central focus, and addresses the central issues that face both theorists and practitioners.This new edition brings the topic up-to-date and includes new additions on justice in the city and planning in a globalized world, as well as reflecting a renewed interest in questions of design, including the design of public space. Other selections have been updated to reflect emergent themes in planning theory, including changing approaches to themes of modernism, urbanism, communicative action, power, and inequality.

Author Biography

Susan S. Fainstein is Professor in the Urban planning Program at the Harvard University Graduates School of Design. Her books include The Just City (2010), The City Builders (second edition, 2001), and Restructuring the City (1986). Fainstein is also a recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) for lifetime career achievement. Scott Campbell is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Doctoral Program Director in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. He is a co-author of The Rise of the Gunbelt: The Military Remapping of Industrial America (1991). He article on sustainable development won an award for best article of the year from the Journal of the American Planning Association.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Stucture and Debates of Planning Theoryp. 1
Foundations of Twentieth-Century Planning Theoryp. 21
Introductionp. 23
Urban utopias in the Twentieth Centuryp. 27
Auhroritarian High Modernismp. 54
The Death and Life of Great American Citiesp. 72
The Good City: In Defense of Utopian Thinkingp. 87
Planning: Justifications and Critiquesp. 105
Introductionp. 107
Utilitarianism's Bad Breath? A Re-evaluation of the Pablic Interest Justification for Planningp. 111
Planning the Capitalist Cityp. 132
Urban Design after Battery Park City: Opportunities for Variety and Vitality in Large-Scale Urban Estate Developmentp. 139
Planning Types/Normative Frameworksp. 153
Introductionp. 155
Planning Thoery and the Cityp. 159
The Science of "Muddling Through"p. 176
Advocy and pluralism in Planningp. 191
Challenges of Deliberation and Participationp. 206
Traditions of Planning Thoughtp. 214
Planning in Action: Successes, Failures, and Strategiesp. 235
Introductionp. 237
Implications of Private-Public Partnerships on the Development of Urban Public Transit Infrastructure The Case of Vancouver, Canacap. 241
Collective Ownership and Community Control and Development: The Long Viewp. 268
Bringing Power to Planning Research: One Researcher's Praxis Storyp. 292
Social Justice: Race, Gender, Classp. 315
Introductionp. 317
Inclusive and Democracyp. 321
The minority-Race Planner in the Quest for a Just Cityp. 338
Nurturing: Home, Mom, and Apple Piep. 358
Planning as a Heterosexist Projectp. 384
Planning Goals: Justice, Conflict, and the Right to the Cityp. 407
Introductionp. 409
Green Cities, Growing Cities, Just Cities? Urban Planning and the Contradictions of Sustainable Developmentp. 413
AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct American Istitute of Certified Plannersp. 439
Public Policy as Discursive Construct: Social Meaning and Multiple Realitiesp. 445
The Mauling of Public Spacep. 463
Planning in a Globalized Worldp. 473
Introductionp. 475
Re-examining the International Diffusion of Planningp. 479
Political Strategies for More Livable Cities: Lessons from Six Cases of Development and Political Transitionp. 499
Is History Repearing Itself? From Urban Renewal in the United States to Inner-City Redevelopment in Chinap. 518
Re-engaging Planning Theory? Towards "South-Eastern" Perspectivesp. 540
Credits and Sourcesp. 550
Indexp. 553
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