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Historical analysis as a Planning Tool
Journal of the American Planning Association (1989)
  • Carl Abbott, Portland State University
  • Sy Adler, Portland State University
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.
  • Historiography
Publication Date
Fall 1989
Publisher Statement
Orginally published in the Journal of the American Planning Association; doi: 10.1080/01944368908975435
Citation Information
Carl 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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