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Patrick Geddes: Social Evolutionist and City Planner (Routledge Geography, Environment, & Planning Series)by Helen Meller
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This original study examines the influences and ideas of Patrick Geddes, one of the most original thinkers of his time. Geddes pioneered a sociological approach to the study of urbanization, and focused on the intimate link between spatial form and social processes. His work and passion have become an inspiration to all those who seek to understand the city and modern life. "Patrick Geddes" reveals the perspectives which Geddes created on modern life, education and city development. It shows that his ideas remain stimulating and pertinent to contemporary concerns on these issues.
One of the great thinkers of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, Sir Patrick Geddes enjoyed a career of astonishing diversity. A figure of international importance in the history of modern town planning and environmental studies, he pioneered a sociological approach to the study of urbanization. Central to his beliefs was the intimate linking of spatial form and social processes. His work and passion have become an inspiration to all those who seek to make sense of the city and modern life.
One of the great social thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Sir Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) enjoyed a career of astonishing diversity. This new analysis of his life and work reviews his ideas and philosophy of planning, providing a scholarly yet accessible account for those interested in the history of planning, urban design, social theory and nineteenth century British history.
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