Planning: A Continiuum Of Utopian And Non-Utopian Sensibilities

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The identification of the origins of the intellectual history as well as the professional practice of planning, either in terms of its conceptual foundations or the chronology of events, takes one back to industrializing Europe and United States of the nineteenth century. In this period one can find both ‘utopian’ and ‘anti-’ or ‘non-’ utopian precursors of professional planning practice and planning theory of the twentieth century. This implies that neither set of precursors is the exclusive impetus behind the practice and the body of theory of planning; and this constitutes the main thesis of this essay.


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M. A. Barlas, “Planning: A Continiuum Of Utopian And Non-Utopian Sensibilities,” ODTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi Dergisi, vol. 12, no. 1-2, pp. 37–47, 1992, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: