Readings in Planning Theory. 4th Edition

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  • 624 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Already the recipient of widespread acclaim in academic circles, this new edition of Readings in Planning Theory further enhances its reputation as the definitive resource for the latest theoretical and practical debates within the field of planning theory.

Overall, readings continue to address an enduring question posed by planning theory: What role can planning play in developing the good city and region within the constraints of a capitalist global economy and varying political systems? Featuring numerous updates and revisions that reflect the rapidly changing dynamics of an increasingly globalized world, readings (two thirds of which are new to this edition) offer innovative approaches to existing topics, along with ground–breaking insights into zoning, economic development, links between planning theory and practice, and more. A section on the developing world is new to this edition as are several case studies aimed at showing the theoretical issues underlying planning in practice. The general introduction and section prefaces by the editors provide a framework for understanding the readings.

Readings in Planning Theory, 4th Edition, offers invaluable guidance and insights into myriad issues faced by planners as theorists and practitioners in the opening decades of the new millennium.
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Acknowledgments viii

Introduction: The Structure and Debates of Planning Theory 1Susan S. Fainstein and James DeFilippis

Part I The Development of Planning Theory 19

Introduction 19

1. Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century: Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier 23Robert Fishman

2. Co ]evolutions of Planning and Design: Risks and Benefits of Design Perspectives in Planning Systems 51Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen, Martijn Duineveld, and Harro de Jong

3. Authoritarian High Modernism 75James C. Scott

4. The Death and Life of Great American Cities 94Jane Jacobs

5. Planning the Capitalist City 110Richard E. Foglesong

6. The Three Historic Currents of City Planning 117Peter Marcuse

Part II What Are Planners Trying to Do? The Justifications and Critiques of Planning 133

Introduction 133

7. The Planning Project 139Patsy Healey

8. Urban Planning in an Uncertain World 156Ash Amin

9. Arguments For and Against Planning 169Richard E. Klosterman

10. Is There Space for Better Planning in a Neoliberal World? Implications for Planning Practice and Theory 187Heather Campbell, Malcolm Tait, and Craig Watkins

11. Green Cities, Growing Cities, Just Cities? Urban Planning and the Contradictions of Sustainable Development 214Scott Campbell

12. Disasters, Vulnerability and Resilience of Cities 241Brendan Gleeson

13. Spatial Justice and Planning 258Susan S. Fainstein

Part III Implications of Practice for Theory 273

Introduction 273

14. The Neglected Places of Practice 277Robert Beauregard

15. Home, Sweet Home: American Residential Zoning in Comparative Perspective 293Sonia Hirt

16. Understanding Community Development in a Theory of Action Framework: Norms, Markets, Justice 324Laura Wolf ]Powers

17. Participatory Governance: From Theory to Practice 348Frank Fischer

18. Cultivating Surprise and the Art of the Possible: The Drama of Mediating Differences 363John Forester

Part IV Wicked Problems in Planning: Identity, Difference, Ethics, and Conflict 383

Introduction 383

19. Inclusion and Democracy 389Iris Marion Young

20. Towards a Cosmopolitan Urbanism: From Theory to Practice 407Leonie Sandercock

21. Advocacy and Pluralism in Planning 427Paul Davidoff

22. The Minority ]Race Planner in the Quest for a Just City 443June Manning Thomas

23. The Past, Present, and Future of Professional Ethics in Planning 464Martin Wachs

24. Insurgent Planning: Situating Radical Planning in the Global South 480Faranak Miraftab

Part V Planning in a Globalized World 499

Introduction 499

25. Place and Place ]Making in Cities: A Global Perspective 503John Friedmann

26. Urban Informality: The Production of Space and Practice of Planning 524Ananya Roy

27. Seeing from the South: Refocusing Urban Planning on the Globe s Central Urban Issues 540Vanessa Watson

28. Global Cities of the South: Emerging Perspectives on Growth and Inequality 561Gavin Shatkin

Index 587

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Susan S. Fainstein is Senior Research Fellow and formerly professor in the Urban Planning Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Her books include The Just City (2010), The City Builders (2nd Ed, 2001), and Restructuring the City (1986). Fainstein is also the recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) for lifetime career achievement.

James DeFilippis is Associate Professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. His work focuses on the politics and economics of cities and communities, and he is particularly interested in social change, power and justice in cities. His books include the award–winning Unmaking Goliath: Community Control in the Face of Global Capital (2004). 

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