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  1. The Garden City Movement Up-To-Date

    By Ewart Gladstone Culpin

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    This work was written and compiled by the then Secretary of the Garden Cities and Town Planning Association in 1913. It shows just how much the conception of the garden city had been broadened from Howard’s original texts. Indeed the Association’s own name had been broadened to add the...

    Published March 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Planning of a New Town

    By London County Council

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    The publication of The Planning of a New Town in 1961 aroused remarkable interest. Its pages described a private new town, sponsored by the London County Council (LCC), to be built at Hook in Hampshire; a scheme that innovatively combined Garden City/New Town traditions with sensitivity to modern...

    Published March 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Boston Contest of 1944

    Prize Winning Programs

    By Jeffry M. Diefendorf

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    During World War II, many European government authorities and planners believed that the damage caused by bombing constituted a great opportunity to transform their cities. Even as the fighting continued, a great many plans were drawn up, and this has been the subject of much scholarship. However,...

    Published March 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Ordinary Places/Extraordinary Events

    Citizenship, Democracy and Public Space in Latin America

    By Clara Irazábal

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    This book reveals the recent urban history of ten major Latin American cities – Mexico City, Havana, Santo Domingo, Caracas, Bogotá, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Santiago, and Buenos Aires – through studies of their public spaces and the events that have taken place there. The case studies...

    Published February 25th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Pedestrian and the City

    By Carmen Hass-Klau

    The Pedestrian and the City provides an overview and insight into the development, politics and policies on walking and pedestrians: it includes the evolution of pedestrian-friendly housing estates in the 19th century up to the present day. Key issues addressed include the struggle of...

    Published February 16th 2015 by Routledge

  6. What Happened to Planning? (Routledge Revivals)

    By Peter Ambrose

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title was first published in 1986 during a recession much like that faced in recent years, which placed immense pressure on the British planning system and led to social unrest in the inner cities and in many disadvantaged areas. Within this context, Peter Ambrose outlines the features of land...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Colonial and Post-Colonial Planning Cultures

    Edited by Carlos Nunes Silva

    Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are unequally confronted with social, economic and environmental challenges, particularly those related with population growth, urban sprawl, and informality. This complex and uneven African urban condition requires an open discussion of past and current urban planning...

    Published January 25th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Capital Cities in the Aftermath of Empires

    Planning in Central and Southeastern Europe

    Edited by Emily Gunzburger Makas, Tanja Damljanovic Conley

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    This book explores the planning and architectural histories of the cities across Central and Southeastern Europe transformed into the cultural and political capitals of the new nationstates created in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In their introduction, editors Makaš and Conley...

    Published January 25th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Planning for Growth

    Urban and Regional Planning in China

    By Fulong Wu

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China provides an overview of the changes in China’s planning system, policy, and practices using concrete examples and informative details in language that is accessible enough for the undergraduate but thoroughly grounded in a wealth of research...

    Published January 21st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Planning the Great Metropolis

    The 1929 regional plan of New York and its environs

    By David A. Johnson

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    As the Regional Plan Association embarks on a Fourth Regional Plan, there can be no better time for a paperback edition of David Johnson’s critically acclaimed assessment of the 1929 Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs. As he says in his preface to this edition, the questions faced by the...

    Published January 11th 2015 by Routledge