Up Close: APA Charter Members

July 2004
Planning;Jul2004, Vol. 70 Issue 7, p44
Trade Publication
This article presents views of charter members of the American Planning Association (APA). Presenting his views on changes that have taken place in regional planning, professor Jane Brooks said that in the mid '70s, planning was still top down, from the feds to the localities. Brooks said that now the emphasis is on empowering grassroots neighborhood groups. In the opinion of the researcher Dorothy Walker, there has been various new achievements in planning, but in much of the American society, the concept of the public good has virtually disappeared.


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