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Society and Environment: A Historical Review

By Jacqueline Tyrwhitt, with an Introduction by Ellen Shoshkes, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University

Series: International Planning History, edited by Helen Meller, Nottingham University, UK

I selected and wrote the introduction to this collection of reprints of texts by Jaqueline Tyrwhitt, (1905-1983) a British town planner, editor, and educator. 

The four texts selected for this volume illuminate how Tyrwhitt forged and promoted a synthesis of Patrick Geddes’ bioregionalism and the utopian ideals of European Modernist urbanism, which influenced postwar academic discourse and professional practice in urban planning and design internationally, and United Nations (UN) community development policy specifically.