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`The author has created a short and readable overview of the main theories of planning, an achievement which students will surely appreciate' - Netherlands Journal of Housing and the Built Environment
`I would use Nigel Taylor's book as a first point of entry. The text is peppered with very good illustrations of planning theory in practice and Nigel Taylor is very careful to show the implications, impacts, and contradictions of theoretical ideas when applied to a range of planning contexts' - European Planning Studies
An interesting, useful and clear book on post-war British planning practices. The emphasis given to practical urban planning processes certainly helps to reason in more concrete terms.
The book is not only a handbook of theories, but it is also possible to understand the ideological and philosophical struggles between theories as well as the search for a better praxis on participatory and shared processes.
Nigel Taylor’s book is an enjoyable overview of what can be an overly complex and embattled subject area. His clear account of post-war planning is an excellent starting point for students negotiating the politically complex minefield of Britain’s attempts at modern urban and regional development.
A really clear and simple intorduction to different aproaches to planning. It outs accross some very complex ideas in an easily understandable manner.
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