Abstracts, Books on Social Planning,
Sociology and planning, both valuable to society, are different:
sociology provides scientific understanding of society; while democratic planning utilizes
community values through policy goals for social and physical development. Though valuable
together, these fields involve two kinds of careers with divergent cultures and role
orientations, seldom included or combined in a single life experience.
Social theorists, social scientists or
sociologists who have linked the subjects of sociology or social science, and planning, in
individual lives are few and far between. Rarer still are sociologists who in their work
and in their careers have functioned also -- professionally and intellectually -- as
planners, in the areas of theory, policy and/or action. Their appearance in the history of
sociology may be regarded as a minor phenomenon. - comm-org.utoledo.edu/si/jenkins.htm
Social Policy Research Centre - University of New South
Wales - The Social Welfare Research Centre was established in January 1980 on the basis of
a five-year Agreement between the Commonwealth Government and the University of New South
Wales. Funding for the Centre is provided under the Agreement by the Commonwealth through
the Department of Social Security. The Centre operates as an independent unit of the
University and undertakes research into a wide range of social policy issues. The findings
of this research are made available to specialist audiences and the general public through
publications, seminars and conference presentations.
The Planning offers news and analyses of events in planning (including suburban, rural,
and small town planning, environmental planning, neighborhood revitalization, economic
development, social planning, and urban design. - casa.ucl.ac.uk/planning/olp.htm
The Planning Perspectives is an international journal the explores planning and the
environment, publishing historical and prospective articles on the planning process and
implementation. - tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02665433.html
Social Planning - Journals
Progress in Planning
The Progress in Planning explores advances in planning from an interdisciplinary
perpsective, covering a wide range of topics including land use, design and behavior,
spatial planning, environmental issues and urban form. -
The Urban Studies explores advances and issues in urban and regional planning, design and
analysis drawing on a number of disciplines including geography, economics, sociology and
public policy. - tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/00420980.html
The Geographical Journal is the publication of the Royal Geographical Society publishing
geographical research into cultures, economies and environments. -
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
The Journal of Environmental Planning and Management explores integrated approaches
planning and management of the environment including applied research, the application of
new approaches and techniques, and the evaluation of policy and practice. -
Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning
The Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning provides a forum for the critical
analysis of environmental policy and planning from a political, social, economic, legal,
cultural, aesthetic or planning perspective - tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/1523908x.html
Journal of the American Planning Association
The Journal of the American Planning Association publishes current research on planning
and urban development including cutting-edge research with practical application along
with an archive of full text and graphics of Journal articles. - - .japa.pdx.edu/ -
Journal of Urban Affairs
The Journal of Urban Affairs is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to articles that
address contemporary urban issues and is directed toward an audience that includes
practitioners, policy makers, scholars, and students. - udel.edu/uaa/journal.html
Journal of Urban Design
The Journal of Urban Design explores issues, challenges and opportunities in the field of
urban design and its impact on the quality of the built environment from an
interdisciplinary perspective. - tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/13574809.html
Journal of Urban Economics
The Journal of Urban Economics publishes papers of great scholarly merit on a wide range
of topics and employing a wide range of approaches to urban economics. -
Journal of Urban Planning and Development
The Journal of Urban Planning and Development explores the the application of civil
engineering to urban planning aspects such as area-wide transportation, the coordination
of planning and programming of public works and utilities, and the development and
redevelopment of urban areas. - ojps.aip.org/upo/?jsessionid=2169921056959039682
Land Degradation & Development
The Land Degradation & Development is devoted to Land Degradation, Promotion of
Ecological Sustainability, Sustainable Land Management, Socioeconomic Implications for
Sustainability and Development - interscience.wiley.com/jpages/1085-3278/
Landscape and Urban Planning
The Landscape and Urban Planning explores the relationships among landscape, planning and
urban design from an interdisciplinary approach, looking at how landscape decisions are
made and how they impact the market. - elsevier.nl/locate/landurbplan
The Our Planet publishes the United Nations Environment Programme s flagship magazine for
environmentally sustainable development. - ourplanet.com/
Planning Practice & Research
The Planning Practice & Research explores various dimensions of planning with
increasing attention on the distinctive features of planning practice and policy in
different countries. - .tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/02697459.html
Planning Theory and Practice
The Planning Theory and Practice encourages development of theory and practice in spatial
planning, and encourages the development of a spatial dimension in other areas of public
policy. - tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/14649357.html
Economics of Planning
The Economics of Planning explores economic analysis and policy making for the development
and integration of transition economies; of 2002, it incorporates`MOCT-MOST: Economic
Policy in Transitional Economies. - kluweronline.com/issn/0013-0451/contents
The Geographical Analysis publishes mathematical and nonmathematical articulations of
geographical theory, and statements and discussions of the analytic paradigm. -
Journal of Architectural and Planning Research - archone.tamu.edu/Press/japr2.html
Planum: The European Journal of Planning - .planum.net/
Environment and Planning A - .pion.co.uk/ep/epa/epa_current.html
Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design -
Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy -
Environment and Planning D-Society & Space -
Social Planning - Syllabus
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND - URBAN STUDIES AND PLANNING PROGRAM - COMMUNITY
Instructor: Howell Baum, 1229 Architecture Building, 301-405-6792, firstname.lastname@example.org
INTRODUCTION - Introduces students to social planning as a perspective on society, an
approach to planning, and a repertoire of methods for helping communities develop. The
course's central purpose is to teach students how planners can take communities seriously.
Communities are social relations that matter; people interact with one another for
purposes that are important to them. They share cultures, norms for appropriate behavior,
and ways of acting. People identify with communities: they feel that what happens to
communities happens to them, and vice versa. People who are members of a community may
live near one another, as in a neighborhood, but they may not, and people who live near
one another are not necessarily members of the same community.
The course looks at what it means to think about the development of a community as a
social entity and to practice planning to promote a community's social development.
Physical or economic planners generally define "community development" as an
increase in money, employment, businesses, housing, or built structures in a geographic
area. These may be worth while, but frequently planners advocate them without being clear
what the "community" is or what it would require for its "development"
as a community. For this reason, the course starts by examining how a community works as a
social entity and what it would mean for this community to work better--that's what
After discussing what community social development involves as a planning goal, the course
looks at planning methods that can help a community develop. These include community
organizing, asset-based community development, network-building, social programming,
system change, and comprehensive community planning.
Flinders University - Bachelor of Social Planning (BSocPg)
The Bachelor of Social Planning requires three years of full-time study (or equivalent
part-time) and the honours program an additional year (or equivalent part-time). The
course is offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences.
The course is designed to prepare students for employment as social planners and social
policy analysts within human service organisations and commercial companies. This
preparation will include the development of knowledge and skills in areas of costing,
planning and delivery of social services.
The fields of economics, social policy and human service planning are integrated within a
single degree structure in order to promote an understanding of the intricate relationship
between economic policy and social policy.
First Year ECON 1001
Australian Politics: A Comparative Study
Methods of Social Planning 1A
Methods of Social Planning 1B
Introduction to Social Planning
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Social Analysis
Second Year ECON 2001
Australian Government and Public Policy
Social Policy through the Lifespan
Third Year SOAD 3001
Organisations, Professions and Service Systems
Access and Equity: Social Issues in Public Policy
Current Issues in Australian Economic Policy
Project in Social Planning
Social Planning - Bibliography
Frieden, Bernard J. "The Changing Prospects of Social Planning." Journal
American Planning Association Volume 33 (1967): 311-23.
Neuberg, Leland G. "What Can Social Policy Analysts and Planners Learn From
Social Experiments?" Journal of the American Planning Association
Volume 52, no. No. 1 (1986): 60-74.
Rein, Martin. "Social Planning: the Search for Legitimacy." Journal of the
American Planning Association Volume 35 (1969): 233-44.
Gans, Herbert J. "Chapter 3: Social and Physical Planning for the Elimination of
Urban Poverty." Urban Planning and Social Policy. Bernard J. Frieden,
and Robert Morris, 39-54. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1968.
Partners for Livable Places. The Better Community Catalog: A Sourcebook of
Ideas, People, and Strategies for Improving the Place Where You Live.
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Howe, Deborah A., Nancy J. Chapman, and Sharon A. Baggett. PAS Report #451:
Planning for an Aging Society. Chicago, IL: American Planning
Bauchum, Rosalind G. Social Planning in Urban Planning: A Selected and
Partially Annotated Bibliography. Chicago, IL: Council of Planning
Smith, Michael P. The City and Social Theory. New York, NY: St. Martins Press,
Stevens, Gary. "An Alliance Confirmed: Planning Literature and the Social
Sciences." Journal of the American Planning Association Volume 56, no.
No. 3 (1990): 341-49.
Bolan, Richard S. "Chapter 4: Social Planning and Policy Development in Local
Government." Managing Human Services. Editors Wayne F. Anderson,
Bernard J. Frieden, and Michael J. Murphy, 85-127. Washington, D.C.:
International City Management Association, 1977.
Brooks, Michael P. PAS Report #261: Social Planning and City Planning.
Chicago, IL: American Society of Planning Officials, 1970.
Lyon, Larry J. The Community in Urban Society. Philadelphia, Pa: Temple
University Press, 1987.
Meyers, William, David Kline, and Robert Dorwart. "Social Ecology and Citizens
Boards: A Problem for Planners." Journal of the American Planning
Association Volume 43 (1977): 169-77.
Capoccia, Victor A. "Social Welfare Planning and the New Federalism: the Allied
Services Act." The Journal of the American Planning Association Volume
39 (1973): 244-53.
Ecklein, Joan Levin, and Armand A. Lauffer. Community Organizers and Social
Planners: A Volume of Case and Illustrative Materials. New York, NY:
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1972.
Fainstein, Susan S., and Norman I. Fainstein. "Local Control As Social Reform:
Planning for Big Cities in the Seventies." Journal of the American
Planning Association Volume 42 (1976): 275-85.
Checkoway, Barry, and Mary Blackstone. Skills in Community Practice: A
Bibliography. Chicago, IL: Council of Planning Librarians, 1983.
Clavel, Pierre. "Planners and Citizen Boards: Some Applications of Social Theory
to the Problem of Plan Implementation." Journal of the American
Planning Association Volume 34 (1968): 130-39.
Creighton, James L. Involving Citizens in Community Decision Making: A
Guidebook. Washington D.C.: Program for Community Problem Solving,
Vliet, Willem van. Vandalism: A Selected Bibliography. Chicago, IL: Council of
Planning Librarians, 1983.
Weiss, Marc A., and John T. Metzger. "Technology Development, Neighborhood
Planning and Negotiated Partnerships: The Case of Pittsburghs Oakland
Neighbhorhood." Journal of the American Planning Association Volume
53, no. No. 4 (1987): 469-77.
Altman, Irwin, and Abraham Wandersman. Neighborhood and Community
Environments. Human Behavior and Environment: Advances in Theory
and Research, 9. New York, Ny: Plenum Press, 1987.
Willmott, Peter, and Edmund Cooney. "Community Planning and Sociological
Research: A Problem of Collaboration." Journal of the American
Planning Association Volume 29 (1963): 123-2
Arnot Fischer, Marie. "Chapter 8: The Practice of Community Development."
Community Develoment in Perspective. James A. Christenson, and Jerry
W. Robinson Jr., 136-58. Ames, Ia: Iowa State University Press, 1989.
Books On Social Planning
And Planning: A Reader
Book by Susan S. Fainstein (Editor), Lisa J. Servon (Editor)
Increasingly, experts recognize that gender has affected urban planning and the design of
the spaces where we live and work. Too often, urban and suburban spaces support
stereotypically male activities and planning methodologies reflect a male-dominated
To document and analyze the connection between gender and planning, the editors of this
volume have assembled an interdisciplinary collection of influential essays by leading
scholars. Contributors point to the ubiquitous single-family home, which prevents women
from sharing tasks or pooling services. Similarly, they argue that public transportation
routes are usually designed for the (male) workers commute from home to the central
city, and do not help the suburban dweller running errands. In addition to these practical
considerations, many contributors offer theoretical perspectives on issues such as
planning discourse and the construction of concepts of rationality.
While the essays call for an awareness of gender in matters of planning, they do not
over-simplify the issue by moving toward a single feminist solution. Contributors realize
that not all women gravitate toward communal opportunities, that many women now share the
supposedly male commute, and that considerations of race and class need to influence
planning as well. Among various recommendations, contributors urge urban planners to
provide opportunities that facilitate womens needs, such as childcare on the way to
work and jobs that are decentralized so that women can be close to their children.
Bringing together the most important writings of the last twenty-five years, this book is
essential reading for students and scholars of planning theory as well as anyone concerned
with gender and diversity.
Contributors: Susan S. Fainstein, Ann Forsyth, Dolores Hayden, Sikivu Hutchinson, Ann R.
Markusen, Doreen Massey, Linda McDowell, Martha C. Nussbaum, Joan Ockman, Alexander J.
Reichl, Sandra Rosenbloom, Leonie Sandercock, Lisa Servon, Daphne Spain, Gerda R. Wekerle,
Gwendolyn Wright, Iris Marion Young
Susan S. Fainstein is a professor of urban planning at Columbia University. Lisa J. Servon
is an associate professor in the Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy at
the New School.
Social Policy and Planning - Strategies and Practice Methods (Haworth Social Work
Book by Hobart A. Burch
Reviewer: S. Schreiner
We used this text in graduate school in a class on planning and community development. The
text is relatively easy and enjoyable to read. The author does an excellent job of
describing complex procedures in an understandable way.
Very recommended for anyone who needs or wants an introduction to planning mechanisms in
almost any field!
Taipei: The Political Economy Of Spatial Development (Planning History and the
Environment Series) Book by Reginald Yin-Wang Kwok (Editor)
In Urban Planning: A Guide For Municipalities Book by Nabeel Hamdi, Michael Majale
Nabeel Hamdi is a consultant with long experience of urban development issues and is now
attached to Oxford Brookes University, UK. Michael Majale is Lecturer in Overseas
Development in the Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) at the University of Newcastle upon
Tyne's School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.
and Social Science: A Humanistic Approach : A Humanistic Approach Book by Gerald A.
The primary goal of this book is to give philosophical depth to planning discourse, not
only by examining its scientific pedigree, but also by seeking to extend its horizons into
more humanistic directions, touching upon sociodramatic and even social psychological
questions largely unattended in this discourse.
World Cities : Globalization, Urban Governance and Policy Dilemmas (Planning,
Environment, Cities) Book by Peter Newman, Andrew Thornley
This internationally comparative text on urban planning covers both the global and
regional context in which it takes place and the different combinations of issues
confronting different types of cities. In contrast to existing texts the book considers
both what have traditionally been regarded as "world cities" (London, New York,
Tokyo) and a range of other important cities in the European, American and Asian regions.
The core of the book focuses on an assessment of the strategic policy and planning options
for major cities in response to globalization and other key issues and challenges of the
Peter Newman is Director, Centre for Urban and Regional Governance, University of
Westminster. Andy Thornley is Director of Regional and Urban Planning Studies, London
School of Economics and Political Science.
in Environmental Planning: Assessing Environmental, Social, Economic, and Political
Trade-offs - Book by Donald M. McAllister
Social Innovation: Planning, Building, Evaluating Book by Bob Martens (Editor)
The design and functioning of urban environments is difficult and complex, and because of
the competitive nature of urban planning today, it often does not have the input required
from a variety of disciplines, ranging from psychologists and sociologists to architects
and planners. Researchers from these areas are, however, uniquely placed to monitor
success and advise on what works. This interdisciplinary volume does exactly that, with
contributions by experts from around the world. Based on the best applied research
presented at the 18th meeting of the International Association of People-Environment
Studies, IAPS18, held in Vienna, this volume concentrates on theories and methods in
planning and monitoring, environmental, health, and social impact assessment,
post-occupancy evaluations (POEs), computer modelling, and various simulation tools. It is
thus a fascinating and up-to-date review for researchers, professional practitioners, and
Most Segregated City In America: City Planning And Civil Rights In Birmingham, 1920-1980
Book by Charles E. Connerly
Daphne Spain, Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning at
the University of Virginia
"This book is required reading for students seeking to understand the relationship
between structure and agency at the local level."
"But for Birmingham," Fred Shuttleworth recalled President John F. Kennedy
saying in June 1963 when he invited black leaders to meet with him, "we would not be
here today." Birmingham is well known for its civil rights history, particularly for
the violent white-on-black bombings that occurred there in the 1960s, resulting in the
city's nickname "Bombingham." What is less well known about Birmingham's racial
history, however, is the extent to which early city planning decisions influenced and
prompted the city's civil rights protests. The first book-length work to analyze this
connection, "The Most Segregated City in America": City Planning and Civil
Rights in Birmingham, 1920-1980 uncovers the impact of Birmingham's urban planning
decisions on its black communities and reveals how these decisions led directly to the
civil rights movement.
Spanning over sixty years, Charles E. Connerly's study begins in the 1920s, when
Birmingham used urban planning as an excuse to implement racial zoning laws, pointedly
sidestepping the 1917 U.S. Supreme Court Buchanan v. Warley decision that had struck down
racial zoning. The result of this obstruction was the South's longest-standing racial
zoning law, which lasted from 1926 to 1951, when it was redeclared unconstitutional by the
U.S. Supreme Court. Despite the fact that African Americans constituted at least 38
percent of Birmingham's residents, they faced drastic limitations to their freedom to
choose where to live. When in the1940s they rebelled by attempting to purchase homes in
off-limit areas, their efforts were labeled as a challenge to city planning, resulting in
government and court interventions that became violent. More than fifty bombings ensued
between 1947 and 1966, becoming nationally publicized only in 1963, when four black girls
were killed in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.
Connerly effectively uses Birmingham's history as an example to argue the importance of
recognizing the link that exists between city planning and civil rights. His demonstration
of how Birmingham's race-based planning legacy led to the confrontations that culminated
in the city's struggle for civil rights provides a fresh lens on the history and future of
urban planning, and its relation to race.
Metropolis : The Planning and Governance of Asia's Mega-Urban Regions
Book by Aprodicio A. Laquian
"This is an outstanding work of research and synthesis."--Robert Fishman,
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
Beyond Metropolis studies planning and governance in the regions surrounding the twelve
cities in Asia with populations over ten million: Tokyo, Mumbai, Kolkata, Dhaka, Delhi,
Shanghai, Jakarta, Osaka, Beijing, Karachi, Metro Manila, and Seoul. These regions are
greater than cities plus suburbs: for almost all, development has sprawled into the
surrounding countryside, enveloping villages, towns, and small and medium-sized cities,
creating "extended metropolitan regions."
These areas, argues Aprodicio A. Laquian, are the centers of development for their
countries: they represent huge markets; large and varied labor pools; and centers of
politics, education, and culture. Beyond Metropolis examines these mega-urban regions in
terms of governance and sustainability; water, transportation, and housing; and the twin
questions of inner-city redevelopment and satellite area development. The author embraces,
on one hand, unified regional planning and, on the other, cooperative efforts by urban
residents for addressing their own problems. Beyond Metropolis builds on studies conducted
during the 1990s under the Centre for Human Settlements at the University of British
an Integrated Society: Reflections on Planning, Social Policy, and Rural Institutions
(Contributions in Economics and Economic History) Book by Tarlok Singh
This is a major encyclopedia for comparative literature and, secondarily, the
history of ideas. Coming from 98 contributors, the 143 articles vary widely in scope and
method. But a typical entry, running about ten pages and including a bibliography of three
or four sources, traces literary themes through different times and places; more
specialized articles describe genres or literary movements... This ambitious new source,
unique in English, is important for any four-year college library.Library
A leading economic planner discusses the effectiveness of India's five-year plans and
gives his evaluation of the ways in which a nation can become an integrated and caste-free
society within a stable political framework.
to Think About Social Problems: American Pragmatism and the Idea of Planning
(Contributions in Political Science) Book by Hilda Blanco
This thoughtful study has a two-fold purpose. The first is to examine the close
relationship between the philosophy of American pragmatism and the idea of planning, and
the second is to explore how to approach or think about recalcitrant social problems.
Contemporary society's primary response to the issue of social problems is to turn to
professional expertise. No sooner is a problem identified than a profession emerges to
claim it. But intractable social problems, such as poverty or racism, show the limits of
professional social inquiry. Is it the method of inquiry that is at fault, or does the
failure lie in a simplistic and narrow view of reason? In exploring these questions, the
author turns to the pragmatic philosophy of Charles Pierce and John Dewey to develop a
coherent approach to such problems. She concludes that the lasting and meaningful changes
needed to address the major problems we face today call for the cultivation of a culture
of democratic planning that values inclusive communities, social and environmental
justice, and public, practical knowledge.
HILDA BLANCO is Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College of the
City University of New York.
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