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Urban Planning and Human Geography

J Dodson, B Gleeson

Elsevier Science | Published : 2009


This article explores the intertwined history of human geography and urban planning and considers contemporary challenges facing these disciplines. Modern urban planning emerged out of nineteenth-century attempts to reform and modify the industrial city. Human geography has frequently provided the intellectual foundations for the analysis of urban problems and questions throughout the history of urban planning. The two disciplines have never been completely conjoined yet have provided each other with immense theoretical and empirical insights. As urban planning has sought to shape the trajectory of urban development, human geography has recorded and reported these efforts while also charting..

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