Planning, History and Environment Series

Series Editor: Ann Rudkin

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

  • Great British Plans

    Who made them and how they worked

    By Ian Wray

    Can the British plan? Sometimes it seems unlikely. Across the world we see grand designs and visionary projects: new airport terminals, nuclear power stations, high-speed railways, and glittering buildings. It all seems an unattainable goal on Britain’s small and crowded island; and yet perhaps…

    Paperback – 2015-10-06 
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  • Remaking the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge

    A Case of Shadowboxing with Nature

    By Karen Trapenberg Frick

    On 17 October 1989 one the largest earthquakes to occur in California since the San Francisco earthquake of April 1906 struck Northern California. Damage was extensive, none more so than the partial collapse of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge’s eastern span, a vital link used by hundreds of…

    Hardback – 2015-08-13
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  • Ordinary Places/Extraordinary Events

    Citizenship, Democracy and Public Space in Latin America

    By Clara Irazábal

    This book reveals the recent urban history of nine major Latin American cities – Mexico City, Havana, Santo Domingo, Caracas, Bogotá, São Paulo, Lima, Santiago, and Buenos Aires – through studies of their public spaces and the events that have taken place there. The case studies provide an…

    Paperback – 2015-02-26
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  • Capital Cities in the Aftermath of Empires

    Planning in Central and Southeastern Europe

    Edited by Emily Gunzburger Makas, Tanja Damljanovic Conley

    This book explores the planning and architectural histories of the cities across Central and Southeastern Europe transformed into the cultural and political capitals of the new nationstates created in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In their introduction, editors Makaš and Conley…

    Paperback – 2015-01-26
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  • Planning the Great Metropolis

    The 1929 regional plan of New York and its environs

    By David A. Johnson

    As the Regional Plan Association embarks on a Fourth Regional Plan, there can be no better time for a paperback edition of David Johnson’s critically acclaimed assessment of the 1929 Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs. As he says in his preface to this edition, the questions faced by the…

    Paperback – 2015-01-12
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  • Modernization, Urbanization and Development in Latin America, 1900s - 2000s

    By Arturo Almandoz

    In this book Arturo Almandoz places the major episodes of Latin America’s twentieth and early twenty-first century urban history within the changing relationship between industrialization and urbanization, modernization and development. This relationship began in the early twentieth century, when…

    Hardback – 2014-10-15
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  • Twentieth-Century Suburbs

    A Morphological Approach

    By C.M.H Carr, J.W.R Whitehand

    **This book was originally printed as a hardback in 2001. The paperback released in 2014 is a reprint of the original** Garden suburbs were the almost universal form of urban growth in the English-speaking world for most of the twentieth century. Their introduction was probably the most fundamental…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • The Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs

    Edited by Sonia Hirt, Diane Zahm

    Here for the first time is a thoroughly interdisciplinary and international examination of Jane Jacobs’s legacy. Divided into four parts: I. Jacobs, Urban Philosopher; II. Jacobs, Urban Economist; II. Jacobs, Urban Sociologist; and IV. Jacobs, Urban Designer, the book evaluates the impact of Jacobs…

    Paperback – 2014-09-09
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  • The Making of Hong Kong

    From Vertical to Volumetric

    By Barrie Shelton, Justyna Karakiewicz, Thomas Kvan

    This book investigates what the history of Hong Kong’s urban development has to teach other cities as they face environmental challenges, social and demographic change and the need for new models of dense urbanism. The authors describe how the high-rise intensity of Hong Kong came about; how the…

    Paperback – 2014-08-20
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  • Sociable Cities

    The 21st-Century Reinvention of the Garden City, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Hall, Colin Ward

    Peter Hall and Colin Ward wrote Sociable Cities to celebrate the centenary of publication of Ebenezer Howard’s To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform in 1998 – an event they then marked by co-editing (with Dennis Hardy) the magnificent annotated facsimile edition of Howard’s original, long lost…

    Paperback – 2014-05-23
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  • Garden Suburbs of Tomorrow?

    A New Future for the Cottage Estates

    By Martin Crookston

    Faced with acute housing shortages, the idea of new garden cities and suburbs is on the UK planning agenda once again, but what of the garden suburbs that already exist? Over the first six decades of the twentieth century, councils across Britain created a new and optimistic form of housing – the…

    Hardback – 2013-12-16
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  • The Planning Imagination

    Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning

    Edited by Mark Tewdwr-Jones, Nicholas Phelps, Robert Freestone

    Knighted in 1998 ‘for services to the Town and Country Planning Association’, and in 2003 named by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a ‘Pioneer in the Life of the Nation’, Peter Hall is internationally renowned for the breadth and depth of his studies and writings on urban and regional planning.…

    Paperback – 2013-09-20
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  • Good Cities, Better Lives

    How Europe Discovered the Lost Art of Urbanism

    By Peter Hall

    This book has one central theme: how, in the United Kingdom, can we create better cities and towns in which to live and work and play? What can we learn from other countries, especially our near neighbours in Europe? And, in turn, can we provide lessons for other countries facing similar dilemmas?…

    Paperback – 2013-09-12
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  • Healthy City Planning

    From Neighbourhood to National Health Equity

    By Jason Corburn

    Healthy city planning means seeking ways to eliminate the deep and persistent inequities that plague cities. Yet, as Jason Corburn argues in this book, neither city planning nor public health is currently organized to ensure that today’s cities will be equitable and healthy. Having made the case…

    Paperback – 2013-03-22
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  • Planning Asian Cities

    Risks and Resilience

    Edited by Stephen Hamnett, Dean Forbes

    In Planning Asian Cities: Risks and Resilience, Stephen Hamnett and Dean Forbes have brought together some of the region’s most distinguished urbanists to explore the planning history and recent development of Pacific Asia’s major cities. They show how globalization, and the competition to achieve…

    Paperback – 2013-03-22
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  • Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle

    By Yasser Elsheshtawy

    Yasser Elsheshtawy explores Dubai’s history from its beginnings as a small fishing village to its place on the world stage today, using historical narratives, travel descriptions, novels and fictional accounts by local writers to bring colour to his history of the city’s urban development. With…

    Paperback – 2013-03-20
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  • Of Planting and Planning

    The making of British colonial cities, 2nd Edition

    By Robert Home

    ‘At the centre of the world-economy, one always finds an exceptional state, strong, aggressive and privileged, dynamic, simultaneously feared and admired.’ - Fernand Braudel, Civilization and Capitalism, 15th–18th Centuries This, surely, is an apt description of the British Empire at its…

    Paperback – 2013-01-11
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  • Learning from the Japanese City

    Looking East in Urban Design, 2nd Edition

    By Barrie Shelton

    Japanese cities are amongst the most intriguing and confounding anywhere. Their structures, patterns of building and broader visual characteristics defy conventional urban design theories, and the book explores why this is so.  Like its cities, Japan’s written language is recognized as one of…

    Paperback – 2012-03-28
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  • Staging the New Berlin

    Place Marketing and the Politics of Urban Reinvention Post-1989

    By Claire Colomb

    This book explores the politics of place marketing and the process of ‘urban reinvention’ in Berlin between 1989 and 2011. In the context of the dramatic socio-economic restructuring processes, changes in urban governance and physical transformation of the city following the Fall of the Wall, the ‘…

    Paperback – 2011-11-21
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  • Of Planting and Planning

    The making of British colonial cities

    By Robert K Home

    The transfer by the British of colonial town planning to the colonies, and the influence such shifts have had on world urbanization, are examined in this thoughtful study. Regulatory tools for planning controls and other management approaches are examined in the light of rapid urban growth in many…

    Paperback – 2011-11-18
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  • The Place of Home

    English domestic environments, 1914-2000

    By Alison Ravetz, Professor Alison Ravetz, R. Turkington

    **This book was originally printed as a hardback in 1995.  The paperback released in 2011 is a reprint of the original** A comprehensive and in-depth history of the 20th century English home, how it has been created, and how it works for people. It focuses on the various influences bearing on…

    Paperback – 2011-11-18
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  • From Garden Cities to New Towns

    Campaigning for Town and Country Planning 1899-1946

    By Dennis Hardy

    **Please note that the 2011 paperback is an exact reprint of the original hardback which was released in 1991**  This book offers a detailed record of one of the world's oldest environmental pressure groups. It raises questions about the capacity of pressure groups to influence policy; and…

    Paperback – 2011-11-18
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  • From New Towns to Green Politics

    Campaigning for Town and Country Planning 1946-1990

    By Dennis Hardy

    **Please note that the 2011 paperback is an exact reprint of the original hardback which was released in 1991**   From the 1940s to the 1990s From New Towns to Green Politics charts the course of successive issues and campaigns - from the reconstruction of Britain's war-torn cities, to the…

    Paperback – 2011-11-18
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  • Planning and Urban Growth in Nordic Countries

    By Thomas Hall

    **This book was originally printed as a hardback in 1991. The paperback released in 2011 is a reprint of the original**Planning and Urban Growth in Nordic Countries examines urban development and planning in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Emphasis is on the period from the mid-nineteenth…

    Paperback – 2011-11-18
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  • The Garden City

    Past, present and future

    Edited by Stephen Ward

    ** Please note, the HB was published in 1992.  The PB version, an exact reprint of the HB, was released in 2011** This examination of a phenomenon of nineteenth century planning traces the origins, implementation, international transference and adoption of the Garden City idea. It also…

    Paperback – 2011-11-18
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  • City and Soul in Divided Societies

    By Scott A. Bollens

    In this unique book Scott A. Bollens combines personal narrative with academic analysis in telling the story of inflammatory nationalistic and ethnic conflict in nine cities – Jerusalem, Beirut, Belfast, Johannesburg, Nicosia, Sarajevo, Mostar, Bilbao, and Barcelona. Reporting on seventeen…

    Paperback – 2011-09-07
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  • Planning the Megacity

    Jakarta in the Twentieth Century

    By Christopher Silver

    Planning the Megacity examines the dramatic transformation of Jakarta over the past century. In 1900, the colonial capital of the Netherland Indies, then known as Batavia, was a compact city of approximately 150,000 inhabitants.  During the next hundred years, but especially after 1950, it was…

    Paperback – 2011-04-04
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  • Remaking Chinese Urban Form

    Modernity, Scarcity and Space, 1949-2005

    By Duanfang Lu

    In this pioneering study of contemporary Chinese urban form, Duanfang Lu provides an analysis of how Chinese society constructed itself through the making and remaking of its built environment. Drawing on archival documents, professional journals and her own fieldwork, she explores hitherto…

    Paperback – 2011-04-04
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  • Urban Coding and Planning

    Edited by Stephen Marshall

    Urban codes have a profound influence on urban form, affecting the design and placement of buildings, streets and public spaces. Historically, their use has helped create some of our best-loved urban environments, while recent advances in coding have been a growing focus of attention, particularly…

    Paperback – 2011-02-28
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  • The Evolving Arab City

    Tradition, Modernity and Urban Development

    Edited by Yasser Elsheshtawy

    "This outstanding collection, written by sophisticated and engaged Arab architects/urbanists, is a stunning sequel to Planning Middle Eastern Cities (2004) Like its predecessor, it does three things: effectively demolishes the monopoly ‘orientalists’ had over the topic; integrates grounded Arab…

    Paperback – 2011-02-23
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  • Olympic Cities

    City Agendas, Planning, and the World’s Games, 1896 – 2016, 2nd Edition

    Edited by John R. Gold, Margaret M. Gold

    Providing a full overview of the changing relationship between cities and the Olympic events, this substantially revised and enlarged edition builds on the success of its predecessor. Its coverage takes account of important new scholarship as well as adding reflections on the experience of…

    Paperback – 2010-09-01
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  • Orienting Istanbul

    Cultural Capital of Europe?

    Edited by Deniz Göktürk, Levent Soysal, Ipek Tureli

    Looking at the globalization, urban regeneration, arts events and cultural spectacles, this book considers a city not until now included in the global city debate. Divided into five parts, each preceded by an editorial introduction, this book is an interdisciplinary study of an…

    Paperback – 2010-06-25
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  • Lessons in Post-War Reconstruction

    Case Studies from Lebanon in the Aftermath of the 2006 War

    Edited by Howayda Al-Harithy

    After the ceasefire, a group of architects and planners from the American University of Beirut formed the Reconstruction Unit to help in the recovery process and in rebuilding the lives of those affected by the 2006 war in Lebanon . Here, a series of case studies documenting the work of the Unit…

    Hardback – 2010-02-26
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  • Planning Latin America's Capital Cities 1850-1950

    Edited by Arturo Almandoz

    In this first comprehensive work in English to describe the building of Latin America's capital cities in the postcolonial period, Arturo Almandoz and his contributors demonstrate how Europe, and France in particular, shaped their culture, architecture and planning until the United States began to…

    Paperback – 2009-10-16
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  • Planning Europe's Capital Cities

    Aspects of Nineteenth-Century Urban Development

    By Thomas Hall

    During the nineteenth century many of Europe's capital cities were subject to major expansion and improvement schemes - from Vienna's Ringstrasse to the boulevards of Paris.Thomas Hall examines the planning process in fifteen of those cities and addresses the following questions: when and why…

    Paperback – 2009-10-15
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  • Planning Middle Eastern Cities

    An Urban Kaleidoscope

    Edited by Yasser Elsheshtawy

    Cairo, Baghdad, Algiers and Dubai cannot be easily lumped together as a single group. Cities in the Arab world are too diverse and hybrid, ranging from those rich in tradition, to 'forgotten’ cities, to newly emerging Gulf cities.The authors here, Arab scholars and architects local to the…

    Paperback – 2009-10-15
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  • Planning Twentieth Century Capital Cities

    Edited by David Gordon

    The twentieth century witnessed an unprecedented increase in the number of capital cities worldwide. This book explores what makes capital cities different from other cities, why their planning is unique, and why there is such variety from one city to another. For anyone with an interest in urban…

    Paperback – 2009-10-15
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  • Stockholm

    The Making of a Metropolis

    By Thomas Hall

    This is the first history of Stockholm’s development from the city’s unique seventeenth-century redevelopment and extension to the postmodern, postindustrial trends of today. While the city’s planners borrowed the ideas from abroad at certain periods, they provided the lead for the rest of the…

    Hardback – 2008-12-02
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  • Designing Australia's Cities

    Culture, Commerce and the City Beautiful, 1900–1930

    By Robert Freestone

    Accessible and comprehensive, written by the current President of the International Planning History Society, this volume provides readers with a highly visual account of historical, contemporary and international projects. Looking at the ways in which the City Beautiful movement influenced the…

    Paperback – 2007-06-07
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  • New Urbanism and American Planning

    The Conflict of Cultures

    By Emily Talen

    New Urbanism and American Planning presents the history of American planners’ quest for good cities and shows how New Urbanism is a culmination of ideas that have been evolving since the nineteenth century. In her survey of the last hundred or so years of urbanist ideals, Emily Talen identifies…

    Paperback – 2005-07-12
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  • Globalizing Taipei

    The Political Economy of Spatial Development

    Edited by Reginald Kwok

    Taipei's quest to become a global city is the key to its urban development. Globalizing Taipei looks at this "Asian Dragon", a major city in the South China Growth Triangle and a centre for transnational production, revealing how the development of this capital has received firm state support but…

    Hardback – 2005-04-28
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  • The Making and Selling of Post-Mao Beijing

    By Anne-Marie Broudehoux

    Describes the changing life of the city and its inhabitants during the final decades of the twentieth century and examines the complex forces at play in the search for modernity. The author presents us with four case studies of how the city is marketing and selling itself (including its…

    Hardback – 2004-05-20
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  • Planning by Consent

    The Origins and Nature of British Development Control

    By Philip Booth

    The British system of universal development control celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1997. Remarkably, the system has survived more or less intact but the experience of the 1980s has left large questions unanswered about the relevance and effectiveness of the system. This book traces the history…

    Hardback – 2003-06-05
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  • Exporting American Architecture 1870-2000

    By Jeffrey W. Cody

    The export of American architecture began in the nineteenth century as a disjointed set of personal adventures and commercial initiatives. It continues today alongside the transfer of other aspects of American life and culture to most regions of the world. Jeffrey Cody explains how, why and where…

    Paperback – 2002-12-19
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  • Council Housing and Culture

    The History of a Social Experiment

    By Alison Ravetz

    Born of idealism, and once an icon of the Labour movement and pillar of the Welfare State, council housing is now nearing its end. But do its many failings outweigh its positive contributions to public health and wellbeing?Alison Ravetz here provides the first comprehensive and apolitical history…

    Paperback – 2001-06-28
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  • Utopian England

    Community Experiments 1900-1945

    By Dennis Hardy

    England in the early part of the twentieth century was rich in utopian ventures - diverse and intriguing in their scope and aims. Two world wars, an economic depression, and the emergence of fascist states in Europe were all a spur to idealists to seek new limits - to escape from the here and now,…

    Paperback – 2000-08-16
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  • Urban Planning in a Changing World

    The Twentieth Century Experience

    Edited by Robert Freestone

    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…

    Hardback – 2000-06-22
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  • Australian Metropolis

    A Planning History

    Edited by Robert Freestone, Stephen Hamnett

    The Australian Metropolis splendidly fills a huge gap in the literature on Australian cities. It is the definitive account of the history of Australian cities and the crucial role which planning has played in their genesis and growth. Spanning two centuries from the very beginning until the present…

    Paperback – 1999-12-02
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  • Changing Suburbs

    Foundation, Form and Function

    Edited by Richard Harris, Peter Larkham

    The editors and contributors to this volume demonstrate how suburbs and the meaning of suburbanism change both with time and geographical location.Here the disciplines of history, geography and sociology, together with subdisciplines as diverse as gender studies, art history and urban morphology,…

    Hardback – 1999-06-24
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  • Selling Places

    The Marketing and Promotion of Towns and Cities 1850-2000

    By Stephen Ward

    Selling Places explores the fascinating development of the place marketing and promotion over the last 150 years, drawing on examples from Northern America, Britain and continental Europe. The processes involved and the promotional imagery employed are meticulously presented and richly illustrated.…

    Paperback – 1998-08-27
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