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Metropolitan planning : economic rationalism and social objectives

Self, Peter; Metropolitan Planning in Australia 2: Social Costs and Benefits Conference


The paper covers a familiar subject-the basic value of the market system and the major defects of markets such as their instability and inequality. Peter Self contends that planners have contributed to the stabilisation of urban systems, but have often added to the inequalities of the market system rather than reducing them. Self examines the basic criteria of welfare economics and argues thal there is no necessary disrepancy between economic and social goals. The ultimate economic goal is to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Urban Research Unit/Program
Date published: 1990
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.4225/13/590a5190c78aa
Access Rights: Open Access


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