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THE SOCIOLOGIST AS PUBLIC PLANNER: AMERICAN, GERMAN AND BRITISH EXAMPLES Thomas H. Jenkins, University of Cincinnati, Department of Sociology - Abstract: 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. Patrick Geddes, Robert E. Park, Karl Mannheim and Louis Wirth are models of such dual professionals for whom the historical-sociological context includes the influence of the Chicago School and Frankfurt School of Sociology-Social Science. Introduction: 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.

POLYWOG: Sociology: Social Change and Social Planning - Social Change and Social Planning. ... Fair trade coffee: Case study in social change. Written By: Miguel A. Antunes, Emilio M. Recio. - 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.

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Social Policy Research Centre - University of New South Wales -  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.

Planning
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.

Planning Perspectives
The Planning Perspectives is an international journal the explores planning and the environment, publishing historical and prospective articles on the planning process and implementation.