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Rule and Order Dutch Planning Doctrine in the Twentieth Century : Geojournal Library - Andreas Faludi

Rule and Order Dutch Planning Doctrine in the Twentieth Century

Geojournal Library

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1994
ISBN: 9780792326199
Number Of Pages: 318

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This book is about an art in which the Netherlands excels: strategic planning. Foreign observers will need little convincing of the merits of Dutch planning. They will want to know whether routine explanations (small country, industrious, disciplined people hardened by the perennial fight against the sea) hold any water, and they will want to know where to look for the bag of tricks of Dutch planners. Dutch readers need to be convinced first that planning in the Netherlands is indeed effective before contemplating how this has come about. Our message for both is that, to the extent that Dutch planners do live in what others are inclined to see as a planners' paradise, it is a paradise carefully constructed and maintained by the planners themselves. This smacks of Bernard Shaw describing a profession as a conspiracy against laity. However, all knowledge and all technologies are 'socially constructed', meaning that they are the products of people or groups pursuing often conflicting aims and coming to arrangements about what is to pass as 'true' and 'good'. So this takes away the odium of Dutch planners having their own agenda. Positioning ourselves We are in the business of interpreting Dutch planning, and at the same time committed to improving it. This makes us part of the situation which we describe. This situation is characterized by the existence of two divergent traditions, urban design and the social-science discipline called 'planologie'.

Backgroundp. 1
The Concept of Planning Doctrinep. 7
Context and Roots of Strategic Planningp. 26
The Unfolding of Planningp. 45
"Planning Is Like Pregnancy, You Can't Have Just a Little"p. 51
The Morning After: May 10th, 1940 and the Consequencesp. 68
Reconstructionp. 81
Thinking on one's Feetp. 88
A New Rationalep. 101
The Heydayp. 113
Planners Find Their Feetp. 122
Doctrine at the Zenithp. 139
Provincial Planning the Linchpin?p. 152
The Taste of Successp. 163
Crisis and Responsep. 176
The Seeds of Doubtp. 185
Forward Defensep. 202
A Return to the Roots?p. 217
Conclusionsp. 232
Sharing the Blame (but not the Glory?)p. 233
Lessonsp. 246
Note on English Literature on Dutch Planningp. 263
Bibliography of Works in Englishp. 265
Footnotesp. 274
Subject Indexp. 289
Index of Namesp. 305
Index of Placesp. 311
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792326199
ISBN-10: 0792326199
Series: Geojournal Library
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 28th February 1994
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.65

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