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Studies in International Planning History

Series Editor: Helen Meller

The Studies in International Planning History series brings back to print influential texts from around the world about the study and practice of city and regional planning. The aim is to make material that is now difficult or impossible to obtain more widely available for the study of the internationalisation of planning ideas and local responses. Each book is a facsimile of the original work, (including an English translation if necessary) with an introductory essay written by an expert in the field putting the text into its contemporary and current context.

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1-10 of 16 results in Studies in International Planning History
  1. Urban Transformations and the Architecture of Additions

    By Rodrigo Perez de Arce

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    Rodrigo Perez de Arce's essay Urban Transformations and Architectural Additions was published during the formative stages of Post Modernism, at the point where theory was becoming seriously established. Jencks' first essays formalising the term Post Modernism in architecture and the revised ...

    Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Town Planning for Australia

    By George Taylor

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    George Taylor's Town Planning for Australia was the first dedicated book on the subject of urban planning published in Australia. Journalistic and ideological in style, it sets out a robust vision for a specifically Australian approach to planning and development of towns in a young country.&...

    Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. New Ideals in the Planning of Cities, Towns and Villages

    By John Nolen

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    John Nolen’s New Ideals in the Planning of Cities, Towns, and Villages is the most thorough assessment of city planning written by an American practitioner before 1920. It records the interplay of urban reform in Europe and the United States, the rise of the planning expert, the design of new towns...

    Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Condition, Improvement and Town Planning of the City of Calcutta and Contiguous Areas

    The Richards Report

    By E. P. Richards

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    By 1900 the British had undertaken various types of urban planning in their colonial territories, but the early twentieth century brought new ideas and the birth of the modern planning movement. In India these new planning ideas inspired several specialized reports after 1900, most of which drew...

    Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Principles of Planology

    Grondslagen der planologie

    By JM de Casseres

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    Between the World Wars the talent of Dutch town planner J.M. de Casseres (1902-1990) found expression in two visionary books and a clutch of influential articles. In an in-depth article published in February 1929 in the magazine De Gids under the title 'Grondslagen der planologie' (...

    Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Moscow in the Making

    By Ernest Simon, Shena Simon, W. A. Robson, J. Jewkes

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    This book, published in 1937, reported on a four week visit to Moscow in 1936 to study the making of Moscow as a showpiece Soviet capital. At its core was the 1935 General Plan for the Reconstruction of Moscow but the book was a study of planning in the Soviet rather than the Western sense. Thus it...

    Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Europe Rehoused

    By Elizabeth Denby

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    Europe Rehoused was one of the most influential housing texts of the 1930s, and is still widely cited. Written by the housing consultant Elizabeth Denby (1894-1965) it offered a survey of the nearly two decades of social housing built across Europe since the end of World War One, with the aim of...

    Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Anatomy of the Village

    By Thomas Sharp

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    Thomas Sharp was a key figure in mid-C20 British planning whose renown stems from two periods in his career. First, he came to attention as a polemical writer in the 1930s on planning issues, including as a virulent opponent of garden cities. His prose tempered over time and this phase perhaps...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Village Housing in the Tropics

    With Special Reference to West Africa

    By Jane Drew, Maxwell Fry, Harry L Ford

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    Tropical Architecture, although now a highly contested and debated term, is the name given to European modern architecture that has been modified to suit the climatic and sometimes cultural context of hot countries. These hot countries were labelled ‘the tropics’ and were often European colonies,...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Nothing Gained by Overcrowding

    By Raymond Unwin

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    In his 1912 pamphlet for the Garden Cities and Town Planning Association Nothing Gained by Overcrowding, Raymond Unwin set out in detail the lessons learnt from his formidable practical experience in the design and layout of housing: at New Earswick from 1902, Letchworth...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge