Encounters in Planning Thought builds on the intellectual legacy of spatial planning through essays by leading scholars from around the world, including John Friedmann, Peter Marcuse, Patsy Healey, Andreas Faludi, Judith Innes, Rachelle Alterman and many more. Each author provides a fascinating and inspiring unravelling of his or her own intellectual journey in the context of events, political and economic forces, and prevailing ideas and practices, as well as their own personal lives.

This is crucial reading for those interested in spatial planning, including those studying the theory and history of spatial planning. Encounters in Planning Thought sets out a comprehensive, intellectual, institutional and practical agenda for the discipline of spatial planning as it heads towards its next half-century. Together, the essays form a solid base on which to understand the most salient elements to be taken forward by current and future generations of spatial planners.

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PART 1 Introduction

chapter 1|5 pages

Encounters in Planning Thought: An Introduction

ByBeatrix Haselsberger

chapter 2|5 pages

Autobiography as a Method of Inquiry

ByLaura Saija

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PART 2 16 Autobiographical Essays from Key Thinkers in Spatial Planning

chapter 3|20 pages

Planning as a Vocation: The Journey So Far

ByJohn Friedmann

chapter 4|16 pages

From Utopian and Realistic to Transformative Planning

ByPeter Marcuse

chapter 6|17 pages

An Ancient Future

ByLuigi Mazza

chapter 9|19 pages

Educating Planners: The Dream of a Better Future

ByGerhard Schimak

chapter 10|20 pages

From Informing Policy to Collaborating Rationally

ByJudith E. Innes

chapter 11|19 pages

A Renegade Economist Preaches Good Land-Use Planning

ByBarrie Needham

chapter 12|18 pages

Strategic Planning as a Catalyst for Transformative Practices

ByLouis Albrechts

chapter 13|20 pages

Places Matter: Creativity, Culture and Planning

ByKlaus R. Kunzmann

chapter 15|18 pages

A Science of Cities: Prologue to a Science of Planning

ByMichael Batty

chapter 17|17 pages

On the Evolution of a Critical Pragmatism

ByJohn Forester

chapter 18|18 pages

Pragmatism and Plan-Making

ByCharles Hoch

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PART 3 Epilogue