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Foley give a critical historical and institutional analysis of British planning more than a decade after the spate of post-war planning legislation. Criticisms similar to these stimulated changes taking place, initially in the United States. Melvin Webber's paper in turn was written when the situation there was ripe for new ideas to come to fruition. It is consequently much more "positive" and imbued with considerable optimism. THE CRITICS OF TRADITIONAL PLANNING Ruth Glass's paper foreshadows the concern with social problems, and in particular with questions of distributive justice occurring in the United States and also increasingly elsewhere.
This change occurred first in the United States, but it is now almost universal. With respect to this phenomenon, the three papers take up different positions. Ruth Glass and Donald L. Foley give a critical historical and institutional analysis of British planning more than a decade after the spate of post-war planning legislation. Criticisms similar to these stimulated changes taking place, initially in the United States. Melvin Webber's paper in turn was written when the situation there was ripe for new ideas to come to fruition.