Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 09 May 2021

Abstract and Keywords

This article discusses beauty as a goal of urban planning, and presents a brief history of beauty as a driving force in city building and professional city-planning activities from the pre-modern era up to the present day. It also considers several theoretical frameworks that lend insight into why beauty in cities is important and then moves on to key concerns voiced about beauty in contemporary planning practice.

Keywords: beauty, urban planning, city building, city planning, theoretical frameworks, planning practice

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.