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The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning Mark Tewdwr-Jones

The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning

Mark Tewdwr-Jones

Published December 4th 2013
ISBN : 9780415506076
Hardcover
328 pages
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 About the Book 

Knighted in 1998 for services to the Town and Country Planning Association, and in 2003 named by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a Pioneer in the Life of the Nation, Peter Hall is internationally renowned for the breadth and depth of hisMoreKnighted in 1998 for services to the Town and Country Planning Association, and in 2003 named by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a Pioneer in the Life of the Nation, Peter Hall is internationally renowned for the breadth and depth of his studies and writings on urban and regional planning. For the last 50 years, he has captured and helped to create the planning imagination.Here the editors have brought together in five themes a series of critical reflections on Peters vast and diverse contributions. Those reflections are provided by colleagues familiar with his work.The five parts are devoted to Peter Halls breadth of academic work, covering the history of cities and planning, London, spatial planning, connectivity and mobility, and urban globalization. Finally, as a sixth part, the editors have asked Peter Hall himself to reflect on his career and the sources of his imagination.The story this book tells is not one of a singular, totally consistent theoretical and philosophical view elaborated over several decades. Rather it covers a set of views that necessarily admits signs of Peters inconsistency and imperfection over the years - the insights and imperfections that inevitably accompany the exercise of a nonetheless remarkably fertile, restless and inspiring planning imagination.