Urban and Regional Planning Series, Volume 27: Critical Readings in Planning Theory presents a critical perspective on urban and regional planning. This book provides an understanding of various theoretical perspectives on planning.
Organized into five parts encompassing 19 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the economic and social theory of planning. This text then examines the procedural planning theory, which deals with the making and implementing of plans. Other chapters consider the introduction of the systems approach to planning. This book discusses as well the theoretical respecification of the nature of town planning as it has developed under capitalism. The final chapter deals with the ideology of planning that is consistent with the view that town planning can be objectively useful.
This book is a valuable resource for students of planning who want to understand planning as it is. Urban planners and engineers will also find this book useful.
Part One: A Critique of Pure Planning
The Procedural Planning Theory of A. Faludi
Towards a Combined Paradigm of Planning Theory?
Part Two: Planners as Urban Managers
Urban Managerialism Reconsidered
Physical Planning and Market Forces in Urban Development
Planning, Landownership and the State
The Inner City: Planned Crisis or Crisis of Planning?
Part Three: Capitalist Urbanization and the State: Marxist Critiques
The Oppression of Progress
Urban Planning: the Contradictions of Capitalist Urbanization
New Debates in Urban Planning: the Impact of Marxist Theory within the United States
Local Government as Local State
Part Four: Alternatives and Contradictions
The Underlying Assumptions of Advocacy Planning: Pluralism and Reform
Reflections on Community Planning
A Task of Government
Part Five: The Future
Towards an Understanding of Crisis and Transition: Planning in an Era of Limits
The Future of Planning (Theory?)
Notes on Further Reading
Other Titles in the Series
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- © Pergamon 1982
- 1st January 1982
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