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The Profession of City Planning: Changes, Images, and Challenges: 1950-2000

Editore: CUPR/Transaction, 2000
ISBN 10: 0882851659 / ISBN 13: 9780882851655
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Titolo: The Profession of City Planning: Changes, ...

Casa editrice: CUPR/Transaction

Data di pubblicazione: 2000

Legatura: Soft cover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This volume addresses a variety of questions posed to academics and professionals in city and urban planning for the February 1997 Faculty Seminar on the Profession of City Planning at MIT. The first and second sections provide an historical overview and critique of the profession. Sections three and four examine the effects of planning in housing, transportation, and the environment, as well as the economics and public image of city planning. The concluding section presents ideas about the future and direction of urban planning in light of the serious obstacles of race, poverty, and inequality. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_0882851659

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In thirty-four provocative and insightful chapters, the nation?s leading planners present a definitive assessment of fifty years of city planning and establish a benchmark for the profession for the next fifty years. The book appraises what planners do and how well they do it, how and why their current activities differ from past practices, and how much and in what ways planners have or have not enhanced the quality of urban life and contributed to the intellectual capital of the field.

How have the goals, values, and practices of planners changed? What do planners say about their roles and the problems they confront? What is the relevance of their skills, from design capabilities and environmental savvy to intermediate and long-term perspectives and the pragmatics of implementation? The contributors seeking to answer these questions include Anthony Downs, Nathan Glazer, Philip B. Herr, Judith E. Innes, Terry S. Szold, Lawrence J. Vale, and Sam Bass Warner, Jr.

The Profession of City Planning contrasts with the main changes in the US over the second half of the twentieth century in city planning. Sector images of the practice and effects of planning on housing, transportation, and the environment, as well as the development of economic tools are also discussed.


Lloyd Rodwin was Ford International Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He advised governments, international agencies, and nongovernmental and private organizations on issues relating to housing, urban policy, and regional development. His books include The British New Towns Policy and Rethinking the Experience of Development.

Bishwapriya Sanyal is Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has advised the Ford Foundation, World Bank, International Labour Organization, United Nations Center for Human Settlements, and United States Agency for International Development on various aspects of development policies. He is editor of High Technology and Low-Income Communities and Comparative Planning Cultures and is currently leading an effort to create the first private university of urban and regional planning in India.

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