Cities of Tomorrow

Cities of Tomorrow : An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century

By (author) Peter Hall

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Cities of Tomorrow is a critical history of planning in theory and practice in the twentieth century, as well as of the social and economic problems and opportunities that gave rise to it. * A critical history of planning in theory and practice in the twentieth century, as well as of the social and economic problems and opportunities that gave rise to it. * Trenchant, perceptive, global in coverage, this book is an unrivalled account of its crucial subject. * Comprehensively revised to take account of abundant new literature published since its original appearance, and to view the 1990s in historical perspective. * Reviews the development of the modern planning movement over the entire span of the twentieth century.

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 147.32 x 220.98 x 30.48mm | 771.1g
  • 01 Aug 2002
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
  • Oxford
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 2
  • 0631232524
  • 9780631232520
  • 106,929

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Sir Peter Hall is Professor of Planning at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Building, Environmental Design and Planning at University College, London and Director of the Institute of Community Studies. He was previously Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor of Geography at the University of Reading. He is the author of over 30 books in planning and related subjects, including London 2000, The World Cities, Great Planning Disasters and High Tech America. He has been credited with the invention of the Urban Enterprise Zone concept now widely employed in the USA, the UK and Europe. An advisor to governments and international agencies across the world, Professor Hall is known throughout the world for his contribution both to the theory and to the practice of city and regional planning.

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"Cities of Tomorrow remains the definitive story of modern Euro-American planning. The seamless integration of new information and perspectives in this latest edition reaffirms its status as a classic, compelling and extraordinarily readable synthesis." Robert Freestone, University of New South Wales "Peter Hall's new edition of Cities of Tomorrow is better than ever. With extraordinary skill he weaves the separate strands of planning of the last century into a rich tapestry that vividly displays its intricate links, perceptively portrays the foundations of today's profession yet cleverly reveals the field's enduring questions and concerns. To do this in one volume is a work of genius!" Genie Birch, University of Pennsylvania This classic history of modern urban planning has now been updated for the new century with a third edition. Cities of Tomorrow is an excellent guide to the urban development of the 20th century, and a good platform from which to view the evolution of the 21st. Amanda Huron, Urban Land

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"Cities of Tomorrow" is a critical history of planning in theory and practice in the twentieth century, as well as of the social and economic problems and opportunities that gave rise to it. Trenchant, perceptive, global in coverage, this book is an unrivalled account of its crucial subject. The third edition of "Cities of Tomorrow" is comprehensively revised to take account of abundant new literature published since its original appearance, and to view the 1990s in historical perspective. This is the definitive edition, reviewing the development of the modern planning movement over the entire span of the twentieth century.

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