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Great Planning Disasters: With a New Introduction

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In this "pathology of planning," Peter Hall briskly recounts the histories of five great planning disasters and two near-disasters and analyzes the decisions of the professional bureaucrats, community activists, and politicians involved in the planning process. He draws on an eclectic body of theory from political science, economics, ethics, and long-range future forecasti ...more
ebook, 329 pages
Published March 22nd 1982 by University of California Press (first published August 27th 1981)
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Raphael
A little bit dated but a good account of some infamous great planning disasters. Good overview of a lot of theory related to large public projects, though very dense, and with poorly chosen tables/graphs.
Emily
Read the first half about the projects and ignore the second half if you want.
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