THE MAKING OF CITIES

Until recently planning was a technical subject understood only by professionals and specialists. But nowadays planning problems in general, and urban problems in particular, are invading every aspect of life. More and more people of all kinds want to be able to understand the issues and to participate in debate and action. It is of course impossible to participate effectively without understanding the subject. And the subject of planning is extraordinarily complex and hard to grasp. Urban planning has undergone radical changes in recent years and is now using a highly sophisticated methodology with its own language which is virtually incomprehensible to the uninitiated. As the planning process diversifies, so the range of disciplines which come together in the planning team expands--physical planners, architects and engineers are joined by, amongst others, economists, sociologists and managements scientists. Within this context, a vast new literature has been produced in recent years by professional planners and specialists for their prefessional colleagues in an effort to advance the frontiers of knowledge in various fields of planning. Chapter 8 deals directly with urban transport, and chapter 13 has material on urban transportation planning.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Barnes and Noble Books

    49 East 33rd Street
    New York, NY  USA  10016
  • Authors:
    • BOR, W
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  • Pagination: 256 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00048190
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  • Created Date: Jan 4 1981 12:00AM