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Urban Planning Theory since 1945 by Nigel Taylor
  

Urban Planning Theory since 1945

Synopsis

Urban Planning Theory since 1945 by Nigel Taylor

Following the Second World War, modern systems of urban and regional planning were established in Britain and most other developed countries. In this book, Nigel Taylor describes the changes in planning thought which have taken place since then. He outlines the main theories of planning, from the traditional view of urban planning as an exercise in physical design, to the systems and rational process views of planning of the 1960s; from Marxist accounts of the role of planning in capitalist society in the 1970s, to theories about planning implementation, and more recent views of planning as a form of `communicative action'.

Reviews

`The author has created a short and readable overview of the main theories of planning, an achievement which students will surely appreciate' - Netherlands Journal of Housing and the Built Environment

`I would use Nigel Taylor's book as a first point of entry. The text is peppered with very good illustrations of planning theory in practice and Nigel Taylor is very careful to show the implications, impacts, and contradictions of theoretical ideas when applied to a range of planning contexts' - European Planning Studies


About the Author

Nigel Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Planning and Architecture, Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th June 1998

Author

Nigel Taylor

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

City & town planning - architectural aspects
Urban communities


ISBN

9780761960935

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