Practitioners Theorize, Too

  title={Practitioners Theorize, Too},
  author={Andrew Whittemore},
  journal={Journal of Planning Education and Research},
  pages={76 - 85}
  • Andrew Whittemore
  • Published 1 March 2015
  • Business
  • Journal of Planning Education and Research
Many scholars have voiced frustration with planning theory’s marginalization. The purpose of the article is to demonstrate the relevance of theory to practice by exploring what practitioners have theorized. It reviews the development of procedural theories of city planning from 1959 until 1983, and juxtaposes this review with a survey of theory-articulating literature in U.S. trade journals. The article concludes that practitioners value theorizing, that practitioners’ theories mirror academics… 

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