The Routledge Handbook of Planning History

The Routledge Handbook of Planning History

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The Handbook of Planning History offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of planning history since its emergence in the late 19th century, investigating the history of the discipline, its core writings, key people, institutions, vehicles, education, and practice. Combining theoretical, methodological, historical, comparative and global approaches to planning history, the Handbook explores the state of the discipline, its achievements and shortcomings and future challenges. A foundation for the discipline and a springboard for scholarly research, the Handbook of Planning History explores planning history on an international scale in forty-two chapters, providing readers the unique opportunities for comparison. The diverse contributions open up new perspectives on the many ways in which contemporary events, changing research needs, and cutting-edge methodologies shape the writing of planning historyshow more

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  • Hardback | 520 pages
  • 178 x 254mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 58 Line drawings, black and white; 47 Halftones, black and white; 13 Tables, black and white
  • 1138856983
  • 9781138856981

Table of contents

Preface and Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Chapter 1: The What, Why, and How of Planning History Carola Hein Part I: Writing Planning History: Agents, Theories, Methods, and Typologies / 8 Chapter 2: The Pioneers, Institutions and Vehicles of Planning History, Stephen V Ward Chapter 3: Interdisciplinarity in Planning History, Nancy H.Kwak Chapter 4: Planning History and Theory: Institutions, Comparison, and Temporal Processes, Andre Sorensen Chapter 5: The History of Planning Methodology, Peter Batey Chapter 6: Biographical Method, Robert Freestone Chapter 7: Planning Diffusion: Agents, Mechanisms, Networks and Theories, Stephen V Ward Chapter 8: Global Systems Foundations of the Discipline: Colonial, Post-Colonial and Other Power Structures, Robert Home Part II: Time, Place and Culture: From Euro-American to Global Planning History Chapter 9: The Ancient Past in the Urban Present: The Use of Early Models in Urban Design, Michael E. Smith, Carola Hein Chapter 10: Writing Planning History in the English-speaking World, Robert Freestone Chapter 11: Key Planning Histories of the Developing Western Tradition from the Mid-19th Century to the Early-20th Century, David Massey Chapter 12: Urbanisme, Urbanismo, Urbanistica: Latin European Urbanism, Javier Monclus, Carmen Diez Medina Chapter 13: Urbanisme and the Francophone Sphere, Clement Orillard Chapter 14: The German Traditions of Stadtebau and Stadtlandschaft and Their Diffusion Through Global Exchange, Celina Kress Chapter 15: Planning History in and of Russia and the Soviet Union, Maria Taylor, Irina V. Kukina Chapter 16: From Urbanism to Planning Process: Convergences of Latin American Countries, Maria Cristina da Silva Leme, Vera Lucia Motta Rezende Chapter 17: Southeast Asia: Colonial Discourses, Abidin Kusno Chapter 18: Postcolonial Southeast Asia, Abidin Kusno Chapter 19: Idioms of Japanese Planning Historiography, Carola Hein Chapter 20: The Uses of Planning History in China, Daniel B. Abramson Chapter 21: Planning Histories in the Arab World, Eric Verdeil, Joe Nasr Chapter 22: Africa's Urban Planning Palimpsest, Susan Parnell Part III: Sites and Dynamics: Issues, Movements, Themes and Debates Chapter 23: Politics, Power and Urban Form, David Gordon Chapter 24: Planning for Economic Development, Richard Hu Chapter 25: Planning for Infrastructure: Lifelines, Mobility, and Urban Developmenat, Domenic Vitiello Chapter 26: Ports and Urban Waterfronts, Dirk Schubert Chapter 27: Urban Segments and Event Spaces: World's Fairs and Olympic Sites, John R. Gold, Margaret M. Gold Chapter 28: Public Health and Urban Planning: Intertwined Histories, Russell Lopez Chapter 29: Urbanism, Housing and the City, Cor Wagenaar Chapter 30: Global Suburbanization in Planning History, Andre Sorensen Chapter 31: Opposition, Participation, and Community Driven Planning Histories, Dirk Schubert Chapter 32: Livability and Environmental Sustainability: From Smoky to Livable Cities, Dieter Schott Chapter 33: Disasters: Recovery, Replanning, Reconstruction and Resilience, Peter J. Larkham Chapter 34: A History of Heritage Conservation in City Planning, Jyoti Hosagrahar Part IV: Futures Chapter 35: Educating Planners in History: A Global Perspective, Christopher Silver Chapter 36: The Imprint of History in the Practice of City and Regional Planning Lessons from the Cincinnati Case: 1925-2012, Eugenie L. Birch Chapter 38: Death of the Author, Center, and Meta-Theory: Emerging Planning Histories and Expanding Methods of the Early 21st Century, Tom Avermaete Chapter 39: Future Narratives for Planning History, Stephen J. Ramosshow more

About Carola Hein

Carola Hein is Professor and Head, Chair History of Architecture and Urban Planning at TU Delft. She is the author and editor of several books and is the editor of Port Cities: Dynamic Landscapes and Global Networks, and co-editor of Cities, Autonomy and Decentralization in Japan. She serves on the boards of the International Planning History Society, the Society for American City and Regional Planning Historians and the Urban History Assicoation. She is a member of the editorial boards of Planning Perspectives and the Journal of Urban more