An interesting overview of the subject.
The books covers in-depth overview and discussions on key planning and urban topics. A must essential and recommended book for planners especially to research students. The impact section / theme in the book is well written and covered looking at wider target groups.
This interesting and generally well-written volume traces a history of planning activity in Britain. I particularly liked the three categories deployed to understand planning: ideas, policies and impacts. However, I was slightly disappointed the author did not have more to say about contemporary planning. This may not have been his aim and this is well covered elsewhere but as my course is about the contemporary system (other colleagues cover planning history), this textbook is of less direct use to my students.
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