Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781847428424 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only
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Urban Reflections

Narratives of Place, Planning and Change

Mark Tewdwr-Jones

Urban Reflections
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Mark Tewdwr-Jones

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

328 pages | 6 1/4 x 8 3/4 | © 2011
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781847428424 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $49.50 ISBN: 9781847428417 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Urban Reflections looks at how places change, the role of planners in bringing about urban change, and the public's attitudes to that change. Drawing on geographical, cinematic and photographic readings, the book offers a fresh incisive story of urban change, one that evokes both real and imagined perspectives of places and planning, and questions what role and purpose urban planning serves in the 21st century. It will interest urban and architectural historians, planners, geographers and all concerned with understanding urban planning and attitudes toward the contemporary city.
Contents
About the author
Acknowledgements
Preface

Part One: Between recreated past and threatening future: The modern planning project
1. Introduction
2. “This new fangled planning doctrine”
3. "The era of reconstruction begins"
Part Two: The desire for the modern world: Narratives of change for cities and planning 1930–1979
4. Poetic realism: filmic planning in an era of transportation modernisation
5. “Look at all those chimneys. That’s money.” Urban space and social realism
6. “It’s like living in heaven up here!”
7. “The planners did their best.” Utilising irony and prose to protect the past.
8. Taking a bird’s-eye view: modern planning and the changing landscape
9. “Planning turned out to be war by other means”
Part Three: In everything, accept the genius of the place: Towards a new respect for place in planning
10. A multiplicity of meanings of space and place
11. “A sense of beauty, culture and civic pride”
12. Fearful symmetries: the spirit and purpose of modern planning

References
Index
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