The third edition of Readings in Planning Theory features thirteen new readings that define current debates and presents the works that constitute the main focus of the field, addressing the central issues that face planners as theorists and practitioners.
Expands the focus on international planning by including globalization and theories of development
Includes new readings that examine themes emerging in planning theory, including a critique of the modernist roots of centralized planning, a re–emphasis on space in planning, and a discussion of the difficulty of sustainable development
Features new case studies of planning success and failure on both sides of the Atlantic
Addresses the range of core planning theory so as to remain the primary text in urban planning courses
Examines the current state of planning theory and the new directions it has taken in recent years
Draws on a wide range of authors who address planning history, arguments for and against planning, competing planning styles, planning ethics, the public interest, and considerations of race and gender