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A Decision-centred View of Environmental Planning - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080326986, 9781483286488

A Decision-centred View of Environmental Planning, Volume 38

1st Edition

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Author: A. Faludi
eBook ISBN: 9781483286488
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st June 1987
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Table of Contents

Preface. Part One: Towards a Decision-centred View of Planning: Without method. The 'Chicago School'. High points and diversions. Procedural planning theory. The 'Proceduralist' versus 'Substantivist' controversy. The radical gentlemen from Coventry. Parallel developments. The decision-centred view of planning. Part Two: Application to Environmental Planning: The institutional backcloth to the environment. Public environmental measures. The object of environmental planning. Approaches to environmental planning. Flexibility in zoning. Part Three: Summary and Implications for Planning Research: Themes and issues. An agenda for research. Index.


Planning theorists are often criticised for being insufficiently concerned with the needs of practitioners. The author of this book takes a view of planning which centres around the decision-making process and offers a theoretical approach which takes practice as its starting point. Building on his earlier important work, Planning Theory (Pergamon URPS 1984, first edition, 1973), this book constitutes a further major advance in planning thought, synthesizing the influence of the British IOR School with the American 'rational planning model'. Going beyond previous 'generic' approaches, the work culminates in a consideration of theory and practice in the planning of all forms of environmental intervention.


For students of planning theory, academics, practitioners and decision makers in the field of environmental planning.


© Pergamon 1987
1st June 1987
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@qu:...a further major advance in planning thought, synthesizing the influence of the British IOR School with the American 'rational planning model'. @source:International Union of Local Authorities

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A. Faludi

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University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands