Contemporary Urban Planning

ISBN-10: 0136025455
ISBN-13: 9780136025450
Edition: 8th 2009
Authors: John M. Levy
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Description: Based on the authors extensive experience as a working planner, this book gives readers an insiders view of sub-state urban planningthe ldquo;nitty-grittyrdquo; details on the interplay of politics, law, money, and interest groups. The author takes  More...

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Book details

List price: $118.80
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall Higher Education
Publication date: 2/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Based on the authors extensive experience as a working planner, this book gives readers an insiders view of sub-state urban planningthe ldquo;nitty-grittyrdquo; 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. nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Background and Development of Contemporary Planning
An Overview
The Need for Planning
The Specific Concerns of Planning
Who Are the Planners?
Professional Organizations
Satisfactions and Discontents
Useful Abilities
The Plan of This Book
Note
The Urbanization of America
Urbanization in the Nineteenth Century
Urban Trends in the Twentieth Century
A Look Ahead
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
The History of Planning: Part I
Colonial America
Limited Means and Growing Problems
The Pressure for Reform
The Birth of Modern City Planning
The Public Control of Private Property
The Emergence of Regional and State Planning
Grander Visions
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
The History of Planning: Part II
Planning and the Great Depression
The Postwar Period
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
The Structure and Practice of Contemporary Planning
The Legal Basis of Planning
The Constitutional Framework
Public Control over Private Property
The Fight over Eminent Domain
State-Enabling Legislation
The Federal Role
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Planning and Politics
Why Is Planning Political?
Planners and Power
The Fragmentation of Power
Styles of Planning
How Planning Agencies Are Organized
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
The Social Issues
The Social Issues in Planning for Housing
Other Issues
Who Does Social Planning?
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
The Comprehensive Plan
The Goals of Comprehensive Planning
The Comprehensive Planning Process
How Effective Are Comprehensive Plans?
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
The Tools of Land-Use Planning
Public Capital Investment
Land-Use Controls
Combining Capital Investment and Land-Use Controls
Forces Beyond Local Control
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Fields of Planning
Urban Design
What Is Urban Design?
The Urban Design Process
What Is Good Urban Design?
Replanning Suburbia: The Neotraditionalists
Edge City
Visions of the City of the Future
Coming to Terms with the Automobile
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Urban Renewal and Community Development
Urban Renewal
Community Development
The Housing Question
Planning for Housing
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Transportation Planning
Recent Trends in Urban Transportation
Paying for Transportation
Transportation Planning and Land Use
The Transportation Planning Process
Changes in the Federal Role
Fine-Tuning the System
The Growing Role of Tolls and Privatization
Smart Highways, Intelligent Vehicles, and New Machines
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Economic Development Planning
Historic Roots
Perspectives on Local Economic Development
State Economic Development Efforts
Local Economic Development Programs
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Growth Management, Smart Growth, and Sustainable Development
The Origins of Growth Management
Winners and Losers in Growth Management
A Sampling of Local Growth Management Programs
State-Level Growth Management
Growth Management-Pro or Con?
The Challenge of Smart Growth
Planning for Sustainability
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Environmental and Energy Planning
The Environmental Planning Problem
Environmental Progress at the National Level
The Question of Global Climate Change
The Intergovernment Context of Environmental Planning
Economic and Political Issues in Environmental Planning
Local Environmental Planning
An Example of Environmental Planning
Energy Planning
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Planning for Metropolitan Regions
The Political Problem
A Brief History of Metropolitan Area Planning
Minneapolis-St. Paul: A Tale of Two Cities
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
The Atlanta Regional Commission
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Larger Questions
National Planning in the United States
Is There National Planning in the United States?
The Pattern of Land Settlement
Establishing the Rail Network
Water and the West
Systematic Regional Planning
The Interstate Highway System
Financing the Suburbs
Land Management
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Planning in Other Nations
Planning in Western Europe
Planning in Eastern Europe
Planning in the Third World
A Look Ahead
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Planning Theory
Is Theory Necessary?
A Distinction Between Public and Private Planning
The Process of Planning
Advocacy Planning
Planning from Right and Left
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Index

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