Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.
In this original approach to the world of planning theory, Robert A. Beauregard cuts across the many different ways to think about planning by organizing them around four core tasks: knowing, engaging, prescribing, and executing. In doing so, Beauregard explores how a basic concern with the relationship between knowledge and action has evolved into a complex discussion of democracy, inclusion, and justice.
Key features include:
• a cross-national approach to the topic
• a unique overview of key concepts centred on the profession of urban and regional planning
• coverage of historical planning theory as well as recent developments in the field
• an accessible writing style suitable for both those studying urban and regional planning, as well as practicing planners.