Planning Theory For Practitioners

Planning Theory For Practitioners

Planning Theory For Practitioners

This book is recommended reading for planners preparing to take the AICP exam. In this new book, the author bridges the gap between theory and practice. The author describes an original approach-Feedback Strategy-that builds on the strengths of previous planning theories with one big difference: it not only acknowledges but welcomes politics-the bogeyman of real-world planning. Don't hold your nose or look the other way, the author advises planners, but use politics to your own advantage. The author admits that most of the time planning theory doesn't have much to do with planning practice. These ideas rooted in the planner's real world are different. This strategy employs everyday poltiical processes to advance planning, trusts planners' personal values and professional ethics, and depends on their ability to help clients articulate a vision. This volume will encourage not only veteran planners searching for a fresh approach, but also students and recent graduates dismayed by the gap between academic theory and actual practice.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Michael Brooks
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-07-09
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781351178594


Why Plan

Why Plan

Why do we plan? Who decides how and where we plan and what we should value? How do theories and ideologies filter down into real policies and plans which affect our lives?0Written in a deliberately practitioner-friendly manner, this useful guide answers these questions and reveals planning theories to be simply new ideas that can help one see the world differently. Thinking about them enables us to take a step back to appreciate the wider context. The guide discusses the value of planning, how rationales for planning have changed, and whether we have too much, too little, or just the wrong kind of planning. 0Written in a deliberately practitioner-friendly manner, this useful guide answers these questions and reveals planning theories to be simply new ideas that can help one see the world differently. Thinking about them enables us to take a step back to appreciate the wider context. The guide discusses the value of planning, how rationales for planning have changed, and whether we have too much, too little, or just the wrong kind of planning.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Graham Houghton
Publisher : Concise Guides to Planning
Release : 2020-01-23
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 1848222785


Explorations In Planning Theory

Explorations In Planning Theory

What is this thing called planning? What is its domain? What do planners do? How do they talk? What are the limits and possibilities for planning imposed by power, politics, knowledge, technology, interpretation, ethics, and institutional design? In this comprehensive volume, the foremost voices in planning explore the foundational ideas and issues of the profession.Explorations in Planning Theory is an extended inquiry into the practice of the profession. As such, it is a landmark text that defines the field for today's planners and the next generation. As Seymour J. Mandelbaum notes in the introduction, ""the shared framework of these essays captures a pervasive interest in the behavior, values, character, and experience of professional planners at work.""All of the chapters in this volume are written to address arguments that are important in the community of planning theoreticians and are crafted in the language of that community. While many of the contributors included here differ in their styles, the editors note that students, experienced practitioners, and scholars of city and regional planning will find this work illuminating and helpful in their research.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Luigi Mazza
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-29
Total Pages : 562 Pages
ISBN : 9781351520928


Readings In Planning Theory

Readings In Planning Theory

Featuring updates and revisions to reflect rapid changes in an increasingly globalized world, Readings in Planning Theory remains the definitive resource for the latest theoretical and practical debates within the field of planning theory. Represents the newest edition of the leading text in planning theory that brings together the essential classic and cutting-edge readings Features 20 completely new readings (out of 28 total) for the fourth edition Introduces and defines key debates in planning theory with editorial materials and readings selected both for their accessibility and importance Systematically captures the breadth and diversity of planning theory and puts issues into wider social and political contexts without assuming prior knowledge of the field

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Susan S. Fainstein
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-01-19
Total Pages : 624 Pages
ISBN : 9781119045069


Everyday Ethics For Practicing Planners

Everyday Ethics For Practicing Planners

"This book is on the suggested reading list for planners preparing to take the AICP exam. As veteran planner the author points out, the most troublesome conflicts for planners aren't between good and bad, they're between competing good, neither of which can be fully achieved. The 54 real-world scenarios described here typify the tough moral dilemmas that confront today's practioners. The author offers planners a way to recognize the ethical conflicts that arise in everyday practice, analyze them using ""practical moral reasoning,"" apply relevant sections of the AICP Code of Ethics and the APA/AICP Ethical Principles in Planning (both of which are included in full), and decide on the best course of action. The author tells a series of stories-each one a sticky situation that could confront a typical planner. Barrett points out the ethical issues, identifies possible alternatives, and cities relevant sections of the AICP Code. Finally, the author discusses the pros and cons of each alternative. Five particularly complex scenarios are especially intended for group discussion. Individuals studying for the AICP exam will find this book indispensable. But it also should be required reading for every planner who struggles to act ethically and for planning student who wants to understand how professionals define and serve the public interest. Planning agencies, private consulting firms, and planning commissions can use its realistic scenarios to jump start group discussions and workshops on ethical planning."

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Carol Barrett
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-01-12
Total Pages : 246 Pages
ISBN : 9781351177740


Reflective Planning Practice

Reflective Planning Practice

Reflective Planning Practice: Theory, Cases, and Methods uses structured, first-person reflection to reveal the artistry of planning practice. The value of professional reflection is widely recognized, but there is a difference between acknowledging it and doing it. This book takes up that challenge, providing planners’ reflections on past practice as well as prompts for reflecting in the midst of planning episodes. It explains a reflection framework and employs it in seven case studies written by planning educators who also practice. The cases reveal practical judgments made during the planning episode and takeaways for practice, as the planners used logic and emotion, and applied convention and invention. The practical judgments are explained from the perspective of the authors’ personal experiences, purposes, and professional style, and their interpretation of the rich context that underpins the cases including theories, sociopolitical aspects, workplace setting, and roles. The book seeks to awaken students and practitioners to the opportunities of a pragmatic, reflective approach to planning practice.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Richard Willson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-10-20
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781000200140


A Decision Centred View Of Environmental Planning

A Decision Centred View Of Environmental Planning

Planning theorists are often criticised for being insufficiently concerned with the needs of practitioners. The author of this book takes a view of planning which centres around the decision-making process and offers a theoretical approach which takes practice as its starting point. Building on his earlier important work, Planning Theory (Pergamon URPS 1984, first edition, 1973), this book constitutes a further major advance in planning thought, synthesizing the influence of the British IOR School with the American 'rational planning model'. Going beyond previous 'generic' approaches, the work culminates in a consideration of theory and practice in the planning of all forms of environmental intervention.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : A. Faludi
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2013-10-22
Total Pages : 254 Pages
ISBN : 9781483286488


Planning Theory

Planning Theory

Originally published: Planning theory in the 1980's. New Brunswick, N.J.: Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University, [1978]

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Burchell, Robert W., and George Sternlieb
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Release :
Total Pages : 365 Pages
ISBN : 9781412850650


Reviving Critical Planning Theory

Reviving Critical Planning Theory

Discussing some of the most vexing criticism of communicative planning theory (CPT), this book goes on to suggest how theorists and planners can respond to it. Looking at issues of power, politics and ethics in relation to planning, this book is for both critics and advocates of CPT, with lessons for all. With severe criticisms being raised against CPT, the need has arisen to systematically think through what responsibilities planning theorists might have for the end-uses of their theoretical work. Offering inventive proposals for amending the shortcomings of this widely adhered planning method, this book reflects on what communicative planning theorists and practitioners can and should do differently.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Tore Øivin Sager
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-08-21
Total Pages : 360 Pages
ISBN : 9781136248597


Advanced Introduction To Planning Theory

Advanced Introduction To Planning Theory

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.In this original approach to the world of planning theory, Robert A. Beauregard cuts across the many different ways to think about planning by organizing them around four core tasks: knowing, engaging, prescribing, and executing. In doing so, Beauregard explores how a basic concern with the relationship between knowledge and action has evolved into a complex discussion of democracy, inclusion, and justice.Key features include:* a cross-national approach to the topic* a unique overview of key concepts centred on the profession of urban and regional planning* coverage of historical planning theory as well as recent developments in the field* an accessible writing style suitable for both those studying urban and regional planning, as well as practicing planners.

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Author : Robert A. Beauregard
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2020-04-24
Total Pages : 168 Pages
ISBN : 1788978889