City Planning and the U.S. Census, 1910 to 1960

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dc.contributor.author MacDonald, HI
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:51:59Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Planning History, 2008, 7 (4), pp. 263 - 294
dc.identifier.issn 1538-5132
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9798
dc.description.abstract Although planners rely on census data for many tasks, they are often frustrated by its limitations. This article examines the evolution of this ambiguous relationship (during the period 1910 to 1960) through four roughly chronological development stages. Data were seen first as an engine of social reform, then as the basis for a science of planning, next as a way to manage social and economic crisis, and finally as a way to justify government decisions. The article concludes that the limitations of official statistics are historically contingent, a result of Congress's lack of support, the federal bureaucracy's indifference to spatially detailed data, and planners' abandonment of the argument. http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/sacrph/awards/planning%20History%20Award.html The Journal of Planning History Prize Winners (2009) Awarded to the best article published in the Journal of Planning History: Heather MacDonald, "City Planning and the U.S. Census 1910 to 1960," Journal of Planning History 7:4 (Nov. 2008).
dc.publisher Sage
dc.title City Planning and the U.S. Census, 1910 to 1960
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Planning History
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 7
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 263 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 294 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
dc.personcode 108598
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Urban and Regional Planning en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords official statistics ? planning profession ? social reform ? spatial data en_US
dc.description.keywords official statistics planning profession social reform spatial data
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Built Environment
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Contemporary Design Practice
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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