Readings in Planning Theory

Author: Susan S. Fainstein,James DeFilippis,Scott Campbell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119045061

Category: Architecture

Page: 624

View: 9423

"This fourth edition is the best-available compendium and analysis of planning theory. Remarkably, the editors manage to retain many of the foundational readings while also producing a volume that is overwhelmingly grounded in new scholarship. This expands the canon to show how theory can be inspired and produced by practitioners and scholars engaged with far more than the United States and Europe." Lawrence J. Vale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Readings in Planning Theory

Author: Susan S. Fainstein,James DeFilippis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119045088

Category: Architecture

Page: 624

View: 8819

Featuring updates and revisions to reflect rapid changes in an increasingly globalized world, Readings in Planning Theory remains the definitive resource for the latest theoretical and practical debates within the field of planning theory. Represents the newest edition of the leading text in planning theory that brings together the essential classic and cutting-edge readings Features 20 completely new readings (out of 28 total) for the fourth edition Introduces and defines key debates in planning theory with editorial materials and readings selected both for their accessibility and importance Systematically captures the breadth and diversity of planning theory and puts issues into wider social and political contexts without assuming prior knowledge of the field

Readings in Planning Theory

Author: Susan S. Fainstein,James DeFilippis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111904507X

Category: Architecture

Page: 624

View: 6734

Featuring updates and revisions to reflect rapid changes in an increasingly globalized world, Readings in Planning Theory remains the definitive resource for the latest theoretical and practical debates within the field of planning theory. Represents the newest edition of the leading text in planning theory that brings together the essential classic and cutting-edge readings Features 20 completely new readings (out of 28 total) for the fourth edition Introduces and defines key debates in planning theory with editorial materials and readings selected both for their accessibility and importance Systematically captures the breadth and diversity of planning theory and puts issues into wider social and political contexts without assuming prior knowledge of the field

Critical Readings in Planning Theory

Urban and Regional Planning Series

Author: Chris Paris

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483146545

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 7688

Urban and Regional Planning Series, Volume 27: Critical Readings in Planning Theory presents a critical perspective on urban and regional planning. This book provides an understanding of various theoretical perspectives on planning. Organized into five parts encompassing 19 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the economic and social theory of planning. This text then examines the procedural planning theory, which deals with the making and implementing of plans. Other chapters consider the introduction of the systems approach to planning. This book discusses as well the theoretical respecification of the nature of town planning as it has developed under capitalism. The final chapter deals with the ideology of planning that is consistent with the view that town planning can be objectively useful. This book is a valuable resource for students of planning who want to understand planning as it is. Urban planners and engineers will also find this book useful.

Readings in Urban Theory

Author: Susan S. Fainstein,Scott Campbell

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781444330816

Category: Social Science

Page: 516

View: 9056

Updated with a majority of new readings, the Third Edition ofReadings in Urban Theory expands its focus to present themost recent developments in urban and regional theories andpolicies in a globalized world. Around 75% of the readings included are new for the thirdedition Unifies readings by an orientation toward political economy andnormative themes of social justice Expands the focus on international planning, includingglobalization and theories of development Addresses the full range of core urban theory so as to remainthe primary text in courses

Explorations in Planning Theory

Author: Luigi Mazza

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351520938

Category: Political Science

Page: 562

View: 1860

What is this thing called planning? What is its domain? What do planners do? How do they talk? What are the limits and possibilities for planning imposed by power, politics, knowledge, technology, interpretation, ethics, and institutional design? In this comprehensive volume, the foremost voices in planning explore the foundational ideas and issues of the profession.Explorations in Planning Theory is an extended inquiry into the practice of the profession. As such, it is a landmark text that defines the field for today's planners and the next generation. As Seymour J. Mandelbaum notes in the introduction, ""the shared framework of these essays captures a pervasive interest in the behavior, values, character, and experience of professional planners at work.""All of the chapters in this volume are written to address arguments that are important in the community of planning theoreticians and are crafted in the language of that community. While many of the contributors included here differ in their styles, the editors note that students, experienced practitioners, and scholars of city and regional planning will find this work illuminating and helpful in their research.

Planning Theory

Author: Philip Allmendinger

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230380042

Category: Political Science

Page: 346

View: 9796

This popular text provides a wide-ranging and up-to-date analysis of planning theories, how these relate to planning practice, and their significance. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout, and features an increased internationalization of coverage and two additional chapters on post-structuralist approaches.

Gender and Planning

A Reader

Author: Susan S. Fainstein,Lisa J. Servon

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813534992

Category: Political Science

Page: 313

View: 8442

Increasingly, experts recognize that gender has affected urban planning and the design of the spaces where we live and work. Too often, urban and suburban spaces support stereotypically male activities and planning methodologies reflect a male-dominated society. To document and analyze the connection between gender and planning, the editors of this volume have assembled an interdisciplinary collection of influential essays by leading scholars. Contributors point to the ubiquitous single-family home, which prevents women from sharing tasks or pooling services. Similarly, they argue that public transportation routes are usually designed for the (male) worker's commute from home to the central city, and do not help the suburban dweller running errands. In addition to these practical considerations, many contributors offer theoretical perspectives on issues such as planning discourse and the construction of concepts of rationality. While the essays call for an awareness of gender in matters of planning, they do not over-simplify the issue by moving toward a single feminist solution. Contributors realize that not all women gravitate toward communal opportunities, that many women now share the supposedly male commute, and that considerations of race and class need to influence planning as well. Among various recommendations, contributors urge urban planners to provide opportunities that facilitate women's needs, such as childcare on the way to work and jobs that are decentralized so that women can be close to their children. Bringing together the most important writings of the last twenty-five years, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of planning theory as well as anyone concerned with gender and diversity. Susan S. Fainstein is a professor of urban planning at Columbia University. Lisa J. Servon is an associate professor in the Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy at the New School.

Planning theory for practitioners

Author: Michael P. Brooks,American Planning Association

Publisher: Amer Planning Assn

ISBN: 9781884829598

Category: Political Science

Page: 217

View: 3983

This book is recommended reading for planners preparing to take the AICP exam. In this new book, Michael Brooks bridges the gap between theory and practice. He describes an original approach-Feedback Strategy-that builds on the strengths of previous planning theories with one big difference: it not only acknowledges but welcomes politics-the bogeyman of real-world planning. Don't hold your nose or look the other way, Brooks advises planners, but use politics to your own advantage. Brooks admits that most of the time planning theory doesn't have much to do with planning practice. These ideas rooted in the planner's real world are different. This strategy employs everyday poltiical processes to advance planning, trusts planners' personal values and professional ethics, and depends on their ability to help clients articulate a vision. ?Planning Theory for Practitioners ? will encourage not only veteran planners searching for a fresh approach, but also students and recent graduates dismayed by the gap between academic theory and actual practice.

Automated Planning

Theory and Practice

Author: Malik Ghallab,Dana S. Nau,Paolo Traverso

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781558608566

Category: Computers

Page: 635

View: 8987

Looking beyond classical techniques, this text covers the important practical applications of planning, such as model checking and game playing. It demonstrates the need for effective planning applications in areas as diverse as military operations, control of space vehicles and even the game of bridge.

A Reader in Planning Theory

Author: A. Faludi

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483292894

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 4472

Urban and Regional Planning Series, Volume 5: A Reader in Planning Theory focuses on the approaches, methodologies, applications, and mechanics involved in planning theory. The selection first elaborates on a choice theory of planning, sociological considerations in the evaluation of planning, and British town planning. Discussions focus on social scientific research and town planning ideology, town planning as part of broader social policy, critics of traditional planning, value formulation, means identification, and effectuation. The text then examines comprehensive planning and social responsibility and building the middle-range bridge for comprehensive planning. The publication takes a look at the science of "muddling through", beyond the middle-range planning bridge, and goals of comprehensive planning. Topics include comprehensiveness and public interest, community development programming, non-comprehensive analysis, relations between means and ends, and successive comparisons as a system. The book also ponders on community decision behavior, a conceptual model for the analysis of planning behavior, and advocacy and pluralism in planning. The selection is a dependable reference for researchers interested in planning theory.

Planning in the Face of Power

Author: John Forester

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520064135

Category: Political Science

Page: 283

View: 1766

Power and inequality are realities that planners of all kinds must face in the practical world. In 'Planning in the Face of Power', John Forester argues that effective, public-serving planners can overcome the traditional--but paralyzing--dichotomies of being either professional or political, detached and distantly rational or engaged and change-oriented. Because inequalities of power directly structure planning practice, planners who are blind to relations of power will inevitably fail. Forester shows how, in the face of the conflict-ridden demands of practice, planners can think politically and rationally at the same time, avoid common sources of failure, and work to advance both a vision of the broader public good and the interests of the least powerful members of society.

Planning in the Public Domain

From Knowledge to Action

Author: John Friedmann

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691022680

Category: Political Science

Page: 501

View: 8728

John Friedmann addresses a central question of Western political theory: how, and to what extent, history can be guided by reason. In this comprehensive treatment of the relation of knowledge to action, which he calls planning, he traces the major intellectual traditions of planning thought and practice. Three of these--social reform, policy analysis, and social learning--are primarily concerned with public management. The fourth, social mobilization, draws on utopianism, anarchism, historical materialism, and other radical thought and looks to the structural transformation of society "from below." After developing a basic vocabulary in Part One, the author proceeds in Part Two to a critical history of each of the four planning traditions. The story begins with the prophetic visions of Saint-Simon and assesses the contributions of such diverse thinkers as Comte, Marx, Dewey, Mannheim, Tugwell, Mumford, Simon, and Habermas. It is carried forward in Part Three by Friedmann's own nontechnocratic, dialectical approach to planning as a method for recovering political community.

Urban Planning Theory Since 1945

Author: Nigel Taylor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761960935

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 4786

Taylor describes the development of urban planning ideas since the end of the Second World War, outlining the main theories from the traditional view of planning as an exercise in physical design to recent views of planning as 'communicative action'.

Making Equity Planning Work

Leadership in the Public Sector

Author: Norman Krumholz

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1439907811

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

View: 8337

Lessons from an experiment in equity planning.

Unmaking Goliath

Community Control in the Face of Global Capital

Author: James DeFilippis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135943613

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

View: 3689

Arguing against those who say that our communities are powerless in the face of footloose corporations, DeFilippis considers what localities can do in the face of heightened capital mobility in order to retain an autonomy that furthers egalitarian social justice, and explores how we go about accomplishing this in practical, political terms.

Classic Readings in Urban Planning

Author: Jay Stein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135117780X

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

View: 2172

This new edition of "the best anthology in planning" includes 33 selections by many of the profession's most respected thinkers and eloquent writers. Returning editor Jay M. Stein chose the articles, about half of them new to this edition, based on suggestions from colleagues and students who used the first edition, recommendations from planning scholars, awards for writing in the field of planning, and his own review of recent planning literature. Classic Readings in Urban Planning offers an unparalleled depth of coverage and range of perspectives on traditional aspects of planning as well as on important contemporary issues. This is an exceptional main or supplementary textbook for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level students in urban and regional planning. As a general overview of the field of urban planning, it is also an excellent choice for planning commissioners, practicing planners, and professionals in related fields such as environmental and land use law, architecture, and government. An abstract introduces each reading, and each section includes suggestions for additional readings suitable for more extensive study. Many of these are also "classics" that could not be included as a main selection.

Urban planning and the African American community

in the shadows

Author: June Manning Thomas,Marsha Ritzdorf

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 321

View: 9522

Clarifying the historical connections between the African-American population in the United States and the urban planning profession, this book suggests means by which cooperation and justice may be increased. Chapters examine: the racial origins of zoning in US cities; how Eurocentric family models have shaped planning processes of cities such as Los Angeles; and diversifying planning education in order to advance the profession. There is also a chapter of excerpts from court cases and government reports that have shaped or reflected the racial aspects of urban planning.

Practice Theory and Education

Diffractive readings in professional practice

Author: Julianne Lynch,Julie Rowlands,Trevor Gale,Andrew Skourdoumbis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317277295

Category: Education

Page: 302

View: 9275

Practice Theory and Education challenges how we think about ‘practice’, examining what it means across different fields and sites. It is organised into four themes: discursive practices; practice, change and organisations; practising subjectivity; and professional practice, public policy and education. Contributors to the collection engage and extend practice theory by drawing on the legacies of diverse social and cultural theorists, including Bourdieu, de Certeau, Deleuze and Guattari, Dewey, Latour, Marx, and Vygotsky, and by building on the theoretical trajectories of contemporary authors such as Karen Barad, Yrjo Engestrom, Andreas Reckwitz, Theodore Schatzki, Dorothy Smith, and Charles Taylor. The proximity of ideas from different fields and theoretical traditions in the book highlight key matters of concern in contemporary practice thinking, including the historicity of practice; the nature of change in professional practices; the place of discursive material in practice; the efficacy of refiguring conventional understandings of subjectivity and agency; and the capacity for theories of practice to disrupt conventional understandings of asymmetries of power and resources. Their juxtaposition also points to areas of contestation and raises important questions for future research. Practice Theory and Education will appeal to postgraduate students, academics and researchers in professional practice and education, and scholars working with social theory. It will be of particular interest to those who wish to move beyond the limiting configurations of practice found in contemporary neoliberal, new managerialist and narrow representationalist discourses.

What Planners Do

Power, Politics, and Persuasion

Author: Charles Hoch

Publisher: American Planning Association

ISBN: 9780918286918

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

View: 8636

What do planners do? "Address issues of power, politics, and persuasion in their efforts...to pursue the public good," writes the author in the first chapter of this powerful work. Hoch first interviewed 29 practicing planners. Then he observed each one of them at work, interacting with staff, citizens, or public officials. In What Planners Do, he tells their stories. He exposes the tension between the authority of the professional planner and the politics of the public good by taking you inside the "real world" of planning practice.