The ‘Reprints' of the Planning Studies Centre
From the 1970s until 1993, the Planning Studies Centre published a series of writings in the form of internal ‘reprints', i.e. non-commercial editions intended for its own associates, oriented at the diffusion of three categories of Reprints:
- Repertory of Writings on Planology (RP)
- Repertory of Writings relevant to the Planology Strands Map (MAP)
- Repertory of Writings relevant to some Special Researches of the Centre (SR)
1. Writings on Planology
With the writings on Planology, we wanted to put back into circulation – in their original language – a series of writings coming from different disciplinary scopes, unequivocally intending to mark a progress in the field of integrated socio-economic and territorial planning, or rather in the field of ‘planology'. These writings represent, for their specific value as regards to Planology, its ‘classics'; and they played part of the Centre's institutional duties by assuring maximum availability to the scholars. These writings are divided into three categories:
b) Papers and essays under review (or any other kind of editing)
They constitute a small reference library - in reprint - for every scholar of the matter. For what concerns the first category, the books, their reprint has not been provided except in exceptional and rare cases, under special request of the scholars, and will implicate a delivery time long enough. However many books indicated within category a) have been separated in single chapters inserted - in a reprint form in category b) (see list).
2. Writings relevant to the Planology Strands Map
The writings relevant to the Map of Planology represent excellently all the research strands on the Map of Planology; in the opinion of the Planning Studies Centre's main inspirer, Prof. Archibugi, those strands represent the introductory and elaborating course which has progressively led to found a ‘Planning Science'. Such writings are best represented by the diverse strands of the Map, but they are not yet representative of Planology itself. They constitute a special bibliography in order to attach themselves to each strand of the Map, that the centre - given its social aims - have decided to put at the disposal of the students in reprint form.
Many of the writings of the Map of Planology, indicated in this category, could have already included in the category of the writings of planology (see list)
3. Writings relevant to some Special Researches of the Centre
The writings connected with the special researches of the Centre constitute, however, an important reference basis for the research of the Centre, and they have not all been characterised by such aims – in how far they were influenced by the institutional aims of the Centre (Planning Science). The Centre, nevertheless, thought it useful to make available also such material which is otherwise difficult to retrieve for their associates, their collaborators and also for those who make use of the special researches of the Centre. The series of reprints was interrupted in 1993. Therefore, it concerns and reproduces only writings preceding 1993. The Centre is thinking about whether to resume the publication of the Reprints for the years after 1993.
Click here for a list of the Reprints separated by the three categories above.
Click here for a list of the Reprints by Author in Alphabetical order.