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    DescriptionAmerican cities' penchants for single-use zoning and free-market development in pursuit of economic growth have produced problems that have long been recognized: grueling commutes and dependency on automobiles, social isolation, expensive public infrastructure, needless destruction of countryside. Eminent domain disputes rage on, despite recent Supreme Court decisions. Outdated public housing and failed single-function projects litter the landscape. Addressing these urgent problems and debating the public's role in urban planning, the contributors to Urban Planning Today report on real projects in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Omaha, Portland, and Vancouver. They bring varying, and sometimes divergent, perspectives from backgrounds in urban design and development, city and regional planning, criticism, and law to bear on the mixed bag of results observed in these cities. Noting the increasing influence of local nonprofit developers--such as Bridge Housing in San Francisco and Phipps Houses Group, Community Preservation Corporation, and NYC2012 in New York--as well as national organizations, the contributors also imagine clear and effective roles for government leaders. By creating a dialogue of cities' planning successes and failures, this book illustrates that adopting a single model universally will not work and that effective planning must indisputably demonstrate that any public action and private market reaction will be in the local community's interest--physically, functionally, financially, politically, aesthetically, and spiritually. Contributors: Jonathan Barnett, Lynn Becker, Peter Calthorpe, Susan Fainstein, Bent Flyvbjerg, John Kaliski, Jerold Kayden, Matthew J. Kiefer, Hubert Murray, Richard Plunz, Leonie Sandercock, Michael Sheridan. William S. Saunders is editor of Harvard Design Magazine and the books Commodification and Spectacle in Architecture and Sprawl and Suburbia, both from Minnesota. He is assistant dean for external relations at the Harvard Design School, and author of Modern Architecture: Photographs by Ezra Stoller. Alexander Garvin is president and CEO of Alex Garvin & Associates Inc. and adjunct professor of urban planning and management at Yale University.


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    Title
    Urban Planning Today
    Subtitle
    A Harvard Design Magazine Reader
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by William S. Saunders
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 236 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780816647576
    ISBN 10: 0816647577
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BIC subject category V2: RPC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17440
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    DC22: 307.1216, 307.1/216, 307.14160973
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HT166 .U7433 2006
    Thema V1.0: JBSD, RPC
    Illustrations note
    18 halftones, 3 maps
    Publisher
    University of Minnesota Press
    Imprint name
    University of Minnesota Press
    Publication date
    18 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Minneapolis