Early Urban Planning: 1870-1940

Early Urban Planning: 1870-1940

Hardback Early Urban Planning, Volume 8

Edited by Richard T. Legates, Edited by Frederic Stout

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  • Publisher: Routledge/Thoemmes Press, an imprint of Taylor & F
  • Format: Hardback | 410 pages
  • Dimensions: 268mm x 348mm x 144mm | 8,582g
  • Publication date: 1 May 1998
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415160855
  • ISBN 13: 9780415160858
  • Edition: 2
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps

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This set is a carefully balanced selection of writings representing some of the most important currents in the thought of city and regional planning during the period 1870-1940 when urban planning emerged as a serious disciplinary field. The set consists of eight key books from this period, handsomely illustrated and reproduced in their entirety, and a separate volume of fifteen seminal short selections - all by major figures of the time, such as Abercrombie, Geddes, and the Olmsteds. Soria y Mata's writings on the linear city also appear in translation for the first time. In addition to seminal works on city planning, the set covers themes such as neighbourhood, Utopian and visionary planning; planning for parks; housing; transportation systems, and public health. A wide variety of cities feature including Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Manchester, New York and San Francisco, showing a great diversity of cultural styles. Early Urban Planning 1870-1940 is of continued importance today, as it highlights ideals which remain strikingly relevant in development of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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""The planning profession and its educators should encourage more widespread acquaintance with these works because this is the literature that shaped the profession. Routledge Press and the editors are to be commended for resurrecting these valuable materials. Laurence Conway Gerckens "APA Journal Spring 1999.""The editors' introduction is an insightful and concise exposition of the people, places, literature, and events that shaped planning in the United States and the United Kingdom from the mid-nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century.... The planning profession and its educators should encourage more widespread acquaintance with these works because this is the literature that shaped the profession. Routledge and the editors are to be commended for resurrecting these valuable materials."-"APA Journal, Spring 1999

Table of contents

Volume 1. A selection of short pieces and articles on Early Urban Planning with a general introduction by Richard LeGates and Frederic Stout Volume 2. Tomorrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform [1898] Ebenezer Howard Volume 3. Modern Civic Art [1903] Charles Mulford Robinson Volume 4. Cities in Evolution [1915] Patrick Geddes Volume 5. Planning the Modern City [1916] Nelson P. Lewis Volume 6. New Towns for Old [1927] John Nolen Volume 7. The Neighbourhood Unit (from the 'Regional Survey of New York and Its Environs, vol VII': Neighbourhood and Community Planning) [1931] Clarence Perry Volume 8. Town and Country Planning [1933] Patrick Abercrombie Volume 9. Outline of Town and City Planning [1935] Thomas Adams.