Historical analysis as a Planning ToolJournal of the American Planning Association (1989)
In conjunction with a revival of interest in planning history during the 1980's, this article identifies a set of opportunities for making historically based analysis a regular part of planning practice. The authors describe the characteristics of historical analysis. Historical thinking can help the planner to place actors, organizations, policies, and communities in the contexts of change and continuity and to examine the presuppositions underlying analogies and forecasts.
Publication DateFall 1989
Citation InformationCarl Abbott and Sy Adler. "Historical analysis as a Planning Tool" Journal of the American Planning Association Vol. 55 Iss. 4 (1989)
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