Organic planning: The intersection of nature and economic planning in the early Tennessee Valley Authority

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Abstract

During the 1930s, the New Deal revolutionized the role of the federal government in American life. This change was particularly acute in the use and management of natural resources. Between 1933 and 1941, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) helped to define a new relationship between American government and modern concepts such as regional planning. New scientific understandings based in ecology found expression in the hydro-electric development along the Tennessee River. With a strong commitment to aesthetics and ecology, early TVA designs helped to introduce the category 'organic planning' that has come to define contemporary environmental planning worldwide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-168
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Environmental Policy and Planning
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2002

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economic planning
ecology
valley
environmental planning
regional planning
esthetics
river
planning
management of natural resources
federal government

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  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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