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Dreaming the Rational City: The Myth of American City Planning - Dreaming the Rational City (Paperback)
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Dreaming the Rational City: The Myth of American City Planning - Dreaming the Rational City (Paperback)

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Paperback 344 Pages / Published: 20/03/1986
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Dreaming the Rational City is both a history of the city planning profession in the United States and a major polemical statement about the effort to plan and reform the American city. Boyer shows why city planning, which had so much promise at the outset for making cities more liveable, largely failed. She reveals planning's real responsibilities and goals, including the kind of "rational order" that was actually forseen by the planning mentality, and concludes that the planners have continuously served the needs of the dominant capitalist economy.

Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780262521116
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
" One of the most important planning books published in the last decade, a book that provides a rare intellectual stimulus to explore the ways we think, work, and ultimately, live." - Manuel Castells, "Design Book Review"
" Boyer attempts nothing less than the story of urban planning from the perspective of the major economic and political forces in American society.... This wide-ranging and ambitious study, clearly informed by Marxist theory, is in many ways the most comprehensive treatment of American urban planning to date and ought to be a useful and standard item in the literature." - "Journal of American History"
& quot; One of the most important planning books published in the last decade, a book that provides a rare intellectual stimulus to explore the ways we think, work, and ultimately, live.& quot; - Manuel Castells, Design Book Review
& quot; Boyer attempts nothing less than the story of urban planning from the perspective of the major economic and political forces in American society.... This wide-ranging and ambitious study, clearly informed by Marxist theory, is in many ways the most comprehensive treatment of American urban planning to date and ought to be a useful and standard item in the literature.& quot; - Journal of American History
"One of the most important planning books published in the last decade, a book that provides a rare intellectual stimulus to explore the ways we think, work, and ultimately, live."- Manuel Castells, "Design Book Review"
"Boyer attempts nothing less than the story of urban planning from the perspective of the major economic and political forces in American society.... This wide-ranging and ambitious study, clearly informed by Marxist theory, is in many ways the most comprehensive treatment of American urban planning to date and ought to be a useful and standard item in the literature."- "Journal of American History"

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