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Urban Planning in a Changing World

The Twentieth Century Experience, 1st Edition

Edited by Robert Freestone


304 pages

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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.


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

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.

About the Series

Planning, History and Environment Series

This series offers a unique window on the creation of the modern environment. Designed for an international readership, the emphasis is on:

  • urban and regional planning
  • recent as well as longer-term history
  • what the past can tell us about the present
  • local as well as global and comparative topics

Within this framework the books address three themes:

  • regional, continental and comparative studies
  • planning histories of key cities
  • changing planning ideologies and policies


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning