Examine the extent to which new planning theories have emerged and replaced the previous dominant theories since the start of the twentieth century.


Chose one essay to write on from the list below. This assignment should normally be in the range 2,000 words. Credit will be given for clear, concise, logically structured and properly referenced work (references and bibliography essential). Please note that these essay questions do not necessarily require a long descriptive or historical chronology to be answered. Credit will be given for essays that focus on the critical evaluation of issues emerging from this contextual and background material. Use of relevant case studies as evidence to support arguments is encouraged. 1. Critically review the legacy of planning ideas developed in the hundred years before the First World War on planning practice in the hundred years after the First World War. 2. Examine the extent to which new planning theories have emerged and replaced the previous dominant theories since the start of the twentieth century. 3. Campbell and Fainstein (2003, p.3) argue that a defining framework in planning theory is the duality between planning and the market. Illustrate and assess how ‘public interest’ has been defined and delivered through each of the main paradigms of planning theory since the 1940s.

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