Trouble with City Planning What New Orleans Can Teach Us

ISBN-10: 0300177429
ISBN-13: 9780300177428
Edition: 2011
Authors: Kristina Ford
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Description: Kristina Ford argues that almost no part of the common perception of 'city planning' is accurate. Drawing on her close knowledge of New Orleans, she puts forward several innovations that might play a crucial role in restoring that devastated city,  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Kristina Ford argues that almost no part of the common perception of 'city planning' is accurate. Drawing on her close knowledge of New Orleans, she puts forward several innovations that might play a crucial role in restoring that devastated city, or any other place in which citizens are troubled by the proposals in the city plan.

Introduction
The Practice of American City Planning
Cities as Planners See Them
Intimations of Trouble: Plans After Hurricane Katrina
What Are City Plans?
What City Planners Do and Why They Do It That Way
How Planners Interact with Citizens
The American Evolution of Plans
How Plans Take Effect
Locating the Trouble with City Planning
City Planning in Action
Plans that Only Planners Use
Plans that Don't Include What Citizens Know
Plans that Elected Leaders Ignore
Good City Plans
City Plans for Citizens
The Trouble with Most City Plans
Formulating Good City Plans: The State of the City
Formulating Good City Plans: Projections for the Future
Formulating Good City Plans: Citizen's Guide to Land-Use Decisions
Activating Good City Plans
How Good City Plans Influence Elected Leaders
Good City Plans and Great Cities
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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