Planning Theory (Critical Concepts in Built Environment) (Hardcover)

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Planning Theory (Critical Concepts in Built Environment) (Hardcover)

By Ali Madanipour (Editor)


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This four-volume collection covers planning theory in conjunction with social, political, economic, and cultural theory. The set is organized both chronologically and thematically, beginning with the key trends in the nineteenth century but primarily concentrating on the subsequent periods, which start from the rise of systematized city planning a century ago and flourished after the mid-twentieth-century social scientific challenges to the technical preoccupations of planning. In each period, the main theoretical movements are introduced through some of the most prominent contemporary writers, reflecting the various approaches in the best scholarship.

Planning Theory includes a full index and a comprehensive introduction, newly written by Ali Madanipour, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars and advanced students as a vital research tool.

Ali Madanipour is Professor of Urban Design and the Director of Global Urban Research Unit at Newcastle University, UK. His books include Urban Design, Space and Society (2014); Reconsidering Localism (forthcoming 2015); Public Space and the Challenges of Urban Transformation in Europe (co-edited, 2014); Knowledge Economy and the City (2011); Whose Public Space? International Case Studies in Urban Design and Development (edited, 2010); Designing the City of Reason (2007); Public and Private Spaces of the City (2003).
Product Details ISBN: 9780415746366
ISBN-10: 0415746361
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 12th, 2015
Language: English
Series: Critical Concepts in Built Environment