Rebecca Wright, Colin Pooley
We cannot escape the past. It is always with us in our memories, in the physical landscape and environment that endures, and in the legacy of past policies and planning decisions at both local and global scales. On a personal level, we are constantly learning from past actions and experiences, trying hard not to repeat previous mistakes. But in terms of policy formulation, all too often the decisions that are made today—and that shape the future—seem to ignore the lessons of the past. In this article we argue that planning and policymaking would benefit from a greater appreciation of…
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