The New Exploration

A Philosophy of Regional Planning

A classic in many planning curricula, this is a 1991 reprint of the 1928 work by the originator of the Appalachian Trail and a founder of The Wilderness Society. The New Yorker in a 1989 series by Tony Hiss-analyzing attempts to control growth and preserve the environment-called it "a long-lost classic." This edition includes the 1962 introduction by legendary social critic Lewis Mumford, a close MacKaye associate, and a foreword by planner David N. Startzell, executive director of the Appalachian Trail Conference since 1986.

Benton MacKaye Benton MacKaye was the impetus for the Appalachian Trail and the founder of its central management organization, as well as a founder of The Wilderness Society. A Harvard-educated forester, he worked in the early Forest Service but soon turned to somewhat utopian regional planning in the 1920s, writing and organizing until his death in 1976.

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