Urban Planning Theory since 1945

Urban Planning Theory since 1945

By: Nigel Taylor (author)Paperback

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Following the Second World War, modern systems of urban and regional planning were established in Britain and most other developed countries. In this book, Nigel Taylor describes the changes in planning thought which have taken place since then. He outlines the main theories of planning, from the traditional view of urban planning as an exercise in physical design, to the systems and rational process views of planning of the 1960s; from Marxist accounts of the role of planning in capitalist society in the 1970s, to theories about planning implementation, and more recent views of planning as a form of `communicative action'.

About Author

Nigel Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Planning and Architecture, Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of the West of England, Bristol.


PART ONE: EARLY POST-WAR PLANNING THEORYTown Planning as Physical Planning and DesignThe Values of Post-War Planning TheoryEarly Critiques of Post-War Planning TheoryPART TWO: PLANNING THEORY IN THE 1960SThe Systems and Rational Process Views of PlanningPlanning as a Political ProcessPART THREE: PLANNING THEORY FROM THE 1970S TO THE 1990STheory about the Effects of PlanningRational Planning and ImplementationPlanning Theory after the New RightPART FOUR: CONCLUSIONSParadigm Shifts, Modernism, and Postmodernism

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  • ISBN13: 9780761960935
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780761960935
  • ISBN10: 0761960937

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