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Sir Peter G. Hall (1932–) is the author and editor of 40 books on the influence of technological and economic change on metropolitan development, the cultural and planning history of cities, and the urban structure and planning systems of the United Kingdom and the United States. He has been professor of planning at the Bartlett School, University College London, since 1992, after being chair in city and regional planning at the University of California at Berkeley (1980–1992).

In the 1950s, Hall focused on the economic geography of London before broadening his inquiry to the development problems of world metropolitan areas in The World Cities (1966). Hall then focused on planning systems: In The Containment of Urban England (1973), he analyzed the postwar British town and country ...

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