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Robert A. Beauregard

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226297255

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226297422.001.0001

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Unfulfilled Promise

Unfulfilled Promise

(p.172) Nine Unfulfilled Promise
Planning Matter

Robert A. Beauregard

University of Chicago Press

The promise of planning is that it will regulate development to assure a decent life for all people and sustainability for all places. This promise is thwarted in the United States by the unfettered mobility of capital. Drawing on three examples of capital mobility – business attraction and retention, shrinking cities, and state growth plans–the chapter explores various ways in which planners might talk and act to mediate the negative consequences of this mobility. Central to the discussion is the contrast between baroque and romantic complexity.

Keywords:   planning, capital mobility, State, complexity

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