"A major contribution to the theory and practice of planning--an indispensable text for planners and for all those concerned about the future of democratic organizations."--David Held, co-editor, "Classes, Power and Conflict" "A gem. In fresh and original ways it illuminates the practical, political and bureaucratic dilemmas of professional city ...
"A major contribution to the theory and practice of planning--an indispensable text for planners and for all those concerned about the future of democratic organizations."--David Held, co-editor, "Classes, Power and Conflict" "A gem. In fresh and original ways it illuminates the practical, political and bureaucratic dilemmas of professional city planning. It is a penetrating and provocative book and a wise one in many essential matters because it deals with the underlying operational reality on which all American city planning is based."--Norman Krumholz, Past President, American Planning Association (1986-1987) "Full of insight and fun, Forester's book will direct students and scholars in creative directions."--Aaron Wildavsky, author of "How to Limit Government Spending"
Very Good in Very Good-dust jacket. Binding and contents are almost like new, with a name & date on the ffep. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding.; First Printing of the First Edition. 9" Tall, XIV + 283pp. Dark blue cloth, bright silver spine lettering. "This book provides a new way of thinking about the practical and inevitably political work of improving our neighborhoods, schools, community organizations, and the public places and institutions that shape our lives. Relations of power and inequality are practical realities that planners of all kinds must face very day. John Forester argues that effectiive, progressive planners can overcome the traditional but paralyzing dichotomies of being either professional or political, detached or engaged, distantly rational or change-oriented. " The Chapters: The challenges of planning practice; What do planning analysts do? Planning and policy analysis as organizing; Planning in the face of power; The politics of muddling through; Three views of planning organizations; Planning in the face of conflict-mediated negotiation strategies in practice; Listening-the social policy of everyday life; Designing as making sense together; Understanding planning practice; Supplement on planning education-teaching planning practice....Notes. Bibliography. Index.
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