Insurgencies: Essays in Planning Theory

Insurgencies: Essays in Planning Theory

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For nearly fifty years John Friedmann's writings have not just led the academic study of the discipline, but have given shape and direction to the planning profession itself. Covering transactive planning, radical planning, the concept of the Good City, civil society, rethinking poverty and the diversity of planning cultures, this collection of Friedmann's most important and influential essays tells a coherent and compelling story about how the evolution of thinking about planning over several decades has helped to shape its practice. With each essay given a new introduction to establish its context and importance, this is an ideal text for the study of planning theory and history.People do, indeed, seek meaning, though too often they seek it in otherworldly contexts that merely reinforce their inclination to quiescence. ... For when you set out purposes and try to achieve them, you suddenly discover a firm criterion that helps you to interpret the world: the definition of a problem, the ... Their vision, then, is more than a wish list; it is a commitment to its realization through practice.

Title:Insurgencies: Essays in Planning Theory
Author:John Friedmann
Publisher:Routledge - 2011-01-10


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