Contemporary Urban Planning

ISBN-10: 0205851738
ISBN-13: 9780205851737
Edition: 10th 2012 (Revised)
Authors: John M. Levy
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List price: $114.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

Contemporary Urban Planning 10/e provides students with in-depth coverage of the historic, economic, political, legal, and environmental factors affecting urban planning as well as specific chapters on the various fields of planning.With updated coverage of the Obama administration's response to the present economic downturn, the text addresses the most pressing issues in urban development today - including the subprime mortgage crisis and home foreclosures, federal funding for public transportation, and new standards for "green" buildings. The book also includes new material on the rapidly growing field of planning for natural catastrophes.

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
Notes
The Urbanization of America
Urbanization in the Nineteenth Century
Urban Trends in the Twentieth Century
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 Rights of Nonresidents
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
Financing Capital Expenditures
Land-Use Controls
Making Zoning More Fexible
Form-Based Zoning
Other Types of Local 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
The Housing Bubble and the Problem of Abandonment
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
The Question of Global Climate Change
Environmental Progress at the National Level
A Brief History of National Environmental Policy
The Link Between National and Local Environmental Planning
Economic and Political Issues in Environmental Planning
Local 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
What's Next?
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Planning in Other Nations
Planning in Western Europe
Planning in Eastern Europe
Planning in Asia
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Planning Theory
Is Theory Necessary?
A Distinction Between Public and Private Planning
The Process of Planning
Advocacy Planning: The Question of for Whom
Planning from Right and Left
Summary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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