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

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Show simple item record Macdonald, Heather en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2010-05-28T09:51:59Z 2010-05-28T09:51:59Z 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2009001306 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Macdonald Heather 2008, 'City Planning and the U.S. Census, 1910 to 1960', Sage, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 263-294. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1538-5132 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
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. 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). en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Sage en_US
dc.title City Planning and the U.S. Census, 1910 to 1960 en_US
dc.parent Journal of Planning History en_US
dc.journal.volume 7 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 263 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 294 en_US DAB.Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120500 en_US
dc.personcode 108598 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Urban and Regional Planning en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords official statistics ? planning profession ? social reform ? spatial data en_US
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dc.staffid 108598 en_US

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