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Urban Planning in a Changing World
The Twentieth Century Experience

Edited By

Robert Freestone

ISBN 9780419246503
Published August 30, 2000 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

Urban planning in today's world is inextricably linked to the processes of mass urbanization and modernization which have transformed our lives over the last hundred years. Written by leading experts and commentators from around the world, this collection of original essays will form an unprecedented critical survey of the state of urban planning at the end of the millennium.

Table of Contents

1. Learning from Planning's Histories. 2.The Centenary of Modern Planning. 3. Re-Examining the International Diffusion of Planning. 4. Quasi Utopias: Perfect Cities in an Imperfect World. 5. Learning from Twentieth Century Urban Design Paradigms: Lessons for the Early Twenty-First Century. 6. Rethinking the Significance of the City Beautiful Idea. 7. The Neighbour Paradigm: From Garden Cities to Gated Communities. 8. Planning for Social Betterment: From Standard of Living to Quality of Life. 9. The Paradoxes of Anti-Sprawl Reform. 10. Motor Vehicles and the Inner City. 11. Planning and Heritage: Towards Integration. 12. Open Space, Urban Planning and the Evolution of the Green City. 13. Diversity, Difference and the Multi-Layered City. 14. Global City Regions: Planning and Policy Dilemmas in the Neo-Liberal World. 15. Is Planning History? Index.

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'Planning in a Changing World is a book about planning history for today and for the future.' - Environment and Planning B