Ethical issues in urban planning and development
Hallett, Stanley James
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Problem: The problem of this dissertation is to relate ethical issues in modern city planning in the United States and the emerging context of choice in urban society to a systematic ethical framework which can serve as a normative foundation for responsible planning. Method: The dissertation is developed in three stages: first, an historical study of the development of ethical issues in city planning in the United States; secondly, an analysis of the context of choice in contemporary urban society; finally, the development of a systematic ethical framework for urban planning which explores the emerging coherence between Talcott Parsons' theory of action, Edgar S. Brightman's formulation of the moral laws, the idea of the responsible society, and contemporary discussions of planning theory [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University
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