Post-war planning and policy tourism: the international study tours of the Town and Country Planning Association 1947–1961

Cook, Ian, Ward, Stephen and Ward, Kevin (2015) Post-war planning and policy tourism: the international study tours of the Town and Country Planning Association 1947–1961. Planning Theory & Practice, 16 (2). pp. 184-205. ISSN 1464-9357

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2015.1027948

Abstract

In light of the burgeoning academic interest in policy mobilities and policy tourism, this paper offers a critical insight into international planning study tours. Countering the contemporary focus of much of the research on these topics, this paper draws on archival research to explore the international study tours of the UK's Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) between 1947 and 1961. In doing this, the paper makes two wider arguments; first, that there remains significant mileage in bringing together the policy mobilities literature with the work on past exchanges and visits by architects, engineers and planners and, second, that greater awareness and appreciation of past examples of comparison and learning might allow contemporary studies to be situated in their longer historical trajectories.

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Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an Planning Theory & Practice article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Africa Review on 01/06/2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14649357.2015.1027948.
Uncontrolled Keywords: post-war planning, policy mobilities, policy tourism, study tours, Town and Country Planning Association
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 08:23
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 04:55
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/22888

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