Contemporary Urban Planning

Contemporary Urban Planning

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For introductory courses in urbanization, urban affairs, and urban problems.Based on the author's extensive experience as a working planner, this book gives students an insider's view of sub-state urban planning-the "nitty-gritty" details on the interplay of politics, law, money, and interest groups. The author takes a balanced, non-judgmental approach to introduce a range of ideological and political perspectives on the operation of political, economic, and demographic forces in city planning. Unlike other books on the subject, this text is strong in its coverage of economics, law, finance, and urban governance. It examines the underlying forces of growth and change and discusses frankly who benefits and loses by particular decisions.
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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 589.67g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130835749
  • 9780130835741

Table of contents

I. THE BACKGROUND AND DEVELOPMENT OF CONTEMPORARY PLANNING. 1. An Overview. 2. The Urbanization of America. 3. The History of Planning: Part I. 4. The History of Planning: Part II. II. THE STRUCTURE AND PRACTICE OF CONTEMPORARY PLANNING. 5. The Legal Basis of Planning. 6. Planning and Politics. 7. The Social Issues. 8. The Comprehensive Plan. 9. The Tools of Land-Use Planning. III. FIELDS OF PLANNING. 10. Urban Design. 11. Urban Renewal and Community Development. 12. Transportation Planning. 13. Economic Development Planning. 14. Growth Management Planning. 15. Environmental and Energy Planning. 16. Planning for Metropolitan Regions. IV. LARGER QUESTIONS. 17. National Planning in the United States. 18. Planning in Other Nations. 19. Planning Theory. Index.
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