The  Encounters in Planning Thought   book-project was born out of the need to capture the planning thoughts and reflections from 16 leading thinkers of the original generation of planning professors, who led the formation of the academic field of city and regional planning.


This book-project is unique in two distinct ways.  First, it provides new insights into now classic planning thought, based on which thousands of contemporary scholars, students and practitioners were and are educated, by offering background information to ideas and work that have not been published elsewhere. Second, at a time when academics are under extreme pressure to generate new ideas and thinking, the project provides a unique space to reflect on where we are, how we have got there and where we are going as a community into the future.


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