Key Readings

The following downloadable readings are only for use by Candidate member registrants enrolled in the PIBC Fall 2017 Membership Exam Course for Professional Practitioners, offered by PIBC.  Click on the links below to download the [PDF] readings (the readings may take a couple minutes each to download).

Course Readings (PDF):

  • Alexander, E.R. 1992. Approaches to Planning: introducing current planning theories, concepts and issues. 2nd edition. New York: Gordon and Breach
  • Alexander, E.R. 2015. There is No Planning-Only Planning Practices: Notes for Spatial Planning Theories. Planning Theory. 1-13. Sage Publications
  • Arnstein, S. 1969. A Ladder of Citizen Participation. Journal of the American Institute of Planners. Vol. 35, No. 4: 216-224
  • Australian Public Service Commission. (2007). Tackling Wicked Problems: A Public Policy Perspective (ISBN 978-0-9803978-4-0). Barton, ACT: Commonwealth Copyright Administration.
  • Baer, W. 1997. “General Plan Evaluation Criteria: an approach to making better plans”. Journal of the American Planning Association. Vol. 63, No. 3 (Summer)
  • Campbell, S. 2003. "Green Cities, Growing Cities, Just Cities? Urban Planning and the Contradictions of Sustainable Development," in Campbell, S. and Fainstein, S. (eds.). Readings in Planning Theory. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers
  • Campbell, S. and Fainstein, S. 2003. (eds.). Readings in Planning Theory. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers (Select introductions)
  • Fainstein, S. 2003. "New Directions in Planning Theory," in Campbell, S. and Fainstein, S. (eds.). Readings in Planning Theory. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Friedmann, J. 2003. "Toward a Non-Euclidean Mode of Planning", in Campbell, S. and Fainstein, S. (eds.). Readings in Planning Theory. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publisher
  • Galloway, T. and Mahanyi, R. 1977. “Planning Theory in Retrospect: the process of paradigm change”. Journal of the American Institute of Planning. Vol. 43, No. 1
  • Grant, J. 2000. “Planning Canadian Cities: Context, Continuity and Change”. In  Bunting, T. and Filion, P. (eds.). Canadian Cities in Transition: the twenty-first century. 2nd edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press
  • Grant, J. 2008. “Chapter 3: The Context of Planning - The Culture and Theory of Canadian Planning”. In Grant, J. (ed.). A Reader in Canadian Planning - Linking Theory and Practice. 1st edition. Thomson Nelson Canada
  • Hoch, C. 2009. Planning Craft: How Planners Compose Plans. SAGE Publications. Vol. 8, No. 3: 219-241
  • Hodge, G. 1998. Planning Canadian Communities: an introduction to the principles, practice and participants. 3rd edition. Toronto: ITP Nelson
  • Hudson, B. 1979. “Comparison of Current Planning Theories: Counterparts and Contradictions.” In Journal of the American Planning Association.  Vol. 25, No. 4.
  • Patton, C.V. 1986. “Policy Analysis with Implementation in Mind”. In Checkoway, B. (ed.). Strategic Perspectives on Planning Practice. Toronto: Lexington Books
  • Whittemore, A. 2014. Practitioners Theorize, Too: Reaffirming Planning Theory in a Survey of Practitioners' Theories. Journal of Planning Education and Research. 1-10. Sage Publications

Questions?

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