Critical Essays in Planning Theory

Series editor: Jean Hillier, RMIT University, Australia and Patsy Healey, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

  • Planning theory has a history of common debates about ideas and practices and is rooted in a critical concern for the 'improvement' of human and environmental well-being, particularly as pursued through interventions which seek to shape environmental conditions and place qualities.

    This three-volume set provides an authoritative collection, in an accessible form, of the most important and influential articles and papers on planning theory. While acknowledging that this discipline draws on a diverse range of intellectual inspirations and influences, the papers included are specifically focussed on the planning field. These volumes are organised in a broadly chronological sequence, with major bodies of thought grouped together.

    Each volume includes an introduction reviewing the specific content of that volume and brief introductions are also provided for each section within the volumes.
  • Reviews: '...one of the most comprehensive collections about planning theory ever published. The collection offers readers, interested in the debates about the nature, purpose and practice of planning, an easy access to some of the most influential essays on which these discussions are frequently based, putting them in their historical context, not only in the planning field but also on the wider intellectual history of the philosophy of social science...'
    European Planning Studies
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