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Studies in International Planning History

Series Editor: Helen Meller

The Studies in International Planning History series brings back to print influential texts from around the world about the study and practice of city and regional planning. The aim is to make material that is now difficult or impossible to obtain more widely available for the study of the internationalisation of planning ideas and local responses. Each book is a facsimile of the original work, (including an English translation if necessary) with an introductory essay written by an expert in the field putting the text into its contemporary and current context.

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1-10 of 21 results in Studies in International Planning History
  1. Society and Environment: A Historical Review

    By Jaqueline Tyrwhitt

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    Jaqueline Tyrwhitt (1905-1983) was a British town planner, editor, and educator. This book includes four of Tyrwhitt’s key texts to illustrate how she forged and promoted a synthesis of Patrick Geddes’ bioregionalism and the utopian ideals of European Modernist urbanism, which influenced post-war...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Traffic in Towns

    A Study of the Long Term Problems of Traffic in Urban Areas

    By Colin Buchanan

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    Traffic in Towns, also known as the Buchanan Report, is regarded as one of the most influential planning documents of the twentieth century. The report reflected mounting concern about the impact on Britain’s towns and cities of rapid growth in the ownership and use of motor vehicles. Its purpose...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Garden City Movement Up-To-Date

    By Ewart Gladstone Culpin

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    This work was written and compiled by the then Secretary of the Garden Cities and Town Planning Association in 1913. It shows just how much the conception of the garden city had been broadened from Howard’s original texts. Indeed the Association’s own name had been broadened to add the...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Planning of a New Town

    By London County Council

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    The publication of The Planning of a New Town in 1961 aroused remarkable interest. Its pages described a private new town, sponsored by the London County Council (LCC), to be built at Hook in Hampshire; a scheme that innovatively combined Garden City/New Town traditions with sensitivity to modern...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Boston Contest of 1944

    Prize Winning Programs

    By Jeffry M. Diefendorf

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    During World War II, many European government authorities and planners believed that the damage caused by bombing constituted a great opportunity to transform their cities. Even as the fighting continued, a great many plans were drawn up, and this has been the subject of much scholarship. However,...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Urban Transformations and the Architecture of Additions

    By Rodrigo Perez de Arce

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    Rodrigo Perez de Arce's essay Urban Transformations and Architectural Additions was published during the formative stages of Post Modernism, at the point where theory was becoming seriously established. Jencks' first essays formalising the term Post Modernism in architecture and the revised ...

    Published August 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Town Planning for Australia

    By George Taylor

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    George Taylor's Town Planning for Australia was the first dedicated book on the subject of urban planning published in Australia. Journalistic and ideological in style, it sets out a robust vision for a specifically Australian approach to planning and development of towns in a young country.&...

    Published August 29th 2014 by Routledge

  8. New Ideals in the Planning of Cities, Towns and Villages

    By John Nolen

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    John Nolen’s New Ideals in the Planning of Cities, Towns, and Villages is the most thorough assessment of city planning written by an American practitioner before 1920. It records the interplay of urban reform in Europe and the United States, the rise of the planning expert, the design of new towns...

    Published August 29th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Condition, Improvement and Town Planning of the City of Calcutta and Contiguous Areas

    The Richards Report

    By E. P. Richards

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    By 1900 the British had undertaken various types of urban planning in their colonial territories, but the early twentieth century brought new ideas and the birth of the modern planning movement. In India these new planning ideas inspired several specialized reports after 1900, most of which drew...

    Published August 29th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Principles of Planology

    Grondslagen der planologie

    By JM de Casseres

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    Between the World Wars the talent of Dutch town planner J.M. de Casseres (1902-1990) found expression in two visionary books and a clutch of influential articles. In an in-depth article published in February 1929 in the magazine De Gids under the title 'Grondslagen der planologie' (...

    Published August 29th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. 1951 Exhibition of Architecture: Guide to the Exhibition of Architecture, Town Planning and Building Research
    Edited by Harding McGregor Dunnett
    To Be Published August 1st 2015
  2. Town Planning towards City Development: A Report to the Durbar of Indore
    By Patrick Geddes
    To Be Published August 1st 2015
  3. Manual de Urbanismo (Bogota, 1939): Volume 1
    By Karl Brunner
    To Be Published September 22nd 2015
  4. Reflections on Urban, Regional and National Space

    To Be Published January 1st 2016

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