City Planning

Images of the Ideal and the Existing City
  • Thomas A. Reiner
  • Michael A. Hindery
Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy book series (EDPC)


Images are, in Kenneth Boulding’s words, “subjective knowledge.”1 To add to an understanding of the city-planning profession, close attention should be given to images held and purveyed by planners. The behavior both of planners and of their clients depends on images—not the least that class of behavior called research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas A. Reiner
    • 1
  • Michael A. Hindery
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Regional ScienceUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of American CivilizationUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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