Contemporary Urban Planning

ISBN-10: 0131930680
ISBN-13: 9780131930681
Edition: 7th 2006 (Revised)
Authors: John M. Levy
List price: $110.80
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Description: Based on the author's extensive experience as a working planner, this book gives readers 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $110.80
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Based on the author's extensive experience as a working planner, this book gives readers 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 one 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. A four-part organization covers the background and development of contemporary planning; the structure and practice of contemporary planning; fields of planning; and national planning in the United States and other nations, and planning theory. For individuals headed for a career in planning.

The Background and Development of Contemporary Planning
An Overview
The Urbanization of America
The History of Planning
The History of Planning
The Structure and Practice of Contemporary Planning
The Legal Basis of Planning
Planning and Politics
The Social Issues
The Comprehensive Plan
The Tools of Land-Use Planning
Fields of Planning
Urban Design
Urban Renewal and Community Development
Transportation Planning
Economic Development Planning
Growth Management Planning
Environmental and Energy Planning
Planning for Metropolitan Regions
Larger Questions
National Planning in the United States
Planning in Other Nations
Planning Theory
Index

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