Description - Planning the Twentieth-Century City by Stephen V. Ward
This book reveals the complex interplay of planning ideas and practices between local, national and international levels throughout this century. The book moves from German 'zoning', the aesthetics of grand urban and landscape design from France and the USA, and the utopian English idea of the 'garden city' through to the dynamism of the Asian tiger cities and the environmental ideology of the late 20th century. It creates an international body of knowledge and expertise. With case material from major cities in Western Europe, North America, Australia and Asia, this book charts the changing centres of influence in planning and identifies the cities which will lead the way in the next century.
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(243mm x 168mm x 32mm)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Author Biography - Stephen V. Ward
STEPHEN V WARD is Professor of Planning History at Oxford Brookes University. He is also President of the International Planning History Society (1996-2002), and editor of the journal, Planning Perspectives. His previous books include The Geography of Interwar Britain (1988), The Garden City (edited, 1992), Planning and Urban Change (1994) and Selling Places (1998).