Title

Planning paradigms: contradictions and synthesis

Abstract

This paper uses the dialectical method to characterize planning paradigms as "synthetic' responses to the competing views, or theses and antitheses, subsumed in the larger processes of historical change from physical planning to social, economic, policy and cultural planning. It turns out that the dialectical processes characterize a whole spectrum of theoretical, conceptual, metaphorical and methodological developments in planning. The paper concludes by positing the dialectically changing and integrating paradigms tenable in reconciling the competing views of planning theory and practice. -from Author

Publication Title

Journal of Architectural & Planning Research

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