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Urban planning in a changing world : the twentieth century experience

Author: Robert Freestone
Publisher: London ; New York : E & FN Spon, 2000.
Series: Studies in history, planning, and the environment.
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Written by leading experts and commentators from around the world, this collection of original essays will form an unprecedented critical survey of the state of urban planning at the end of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Freestone
ISBN: 0419246509 9780419246503
OCLC Number: 43076848
Description: viii, 293 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Learning from planning's histories / Robert Freestone --
The centenary of modern planning / Peter Hall --
Re-examining the international diffusion of planning / Stephen V. Ward --
Quasi utopias : perfect cities in an imperfect world / Dennis Hardy --
Learning from twentieth century urban design paradigms : lessons for the early twenty-first century / Jon Lang --
Rethinking the significance of the city beautiful idea / Gilbert A. Stelter --
The neighbourhood paradigm : from garden cities to gated communities / Dirk Schubert --
Planning for social betterment : from standard of living to quality of life / Raphaël Fischler --
The paradoxes of anti-sprawl reform / Robert Bruegmann --
Motor vehicles and the inner city / Jeffry M. Diefendorf --
Planning and heritage : towards integration / David Hamer --
Open space, urban planning and the evolution of the green city / Maurits Van Rooijen --
Diversity, difference and the multi-layered city / Susan Thompson --
Global city regions : planning and policy dilemmas in a neo-liberal world / Allen J. Scott --
Is planning history? / Brendan Gleeson and Nicholas Low.
Series Title: Studies in history, planning, and the environment.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Freestone.
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