[A] rewarding collection of essays. . . . Part I deals with the nature of the urban community and Part III with the planning process and planning education. In the central part . . . [the essays] deal with the relationship of metropolitan politics to planning organization. . . . Questions are not settled, but at least they are raised and new perspectives are often presented.
This book presents a broad overview of the planning profession, and discusses many of the major problems encountered in urbanism and planning. The essays discuss topics that include education, the urban community, the place of planning in governmental hierarchy, and its relationship to urban political dynamics.