Urban Planning for Dummies

ISBN-10: 1118100239
ISBN-13: 9781118100233
Edition: 2012
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Description: Urban planning involves land-use planning and transportation planning to help shape cities structurally, economically, and socially. With the majority of the world's population shifting to urban centers, it is an increasingly important profession.  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 3/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Urban planning involves land-use planning and transportation planning to help shape cities structurally, economically, and socially. With the majority of the world's population shifting to urban centers, it is an increasingly important profession. Urban Planning For Dummies provides readers with a valuable overview of this complex field, from studying community demographics, to determining the best uses for land, to planning economic and transportation development, to implementing plans. Tracking to an introductory course on urban planning, this book is key reading for any urban planning student or anyone involved in urban development, including those in government, architecture, public health, and community development.

Foreword
Introduction
What Is Urban Planning
Making Great Cities: Why Planning Matters
Changing Places: Planning for the 21st Century
Who Makes Urban Plans and Why
Making Plans: A Step-by-Step Approach
Putting All the Pieces Together: The Main Components of an Urban Plan
Land Use: A Place for Everything
Housing: A Place to Call Home
Moving the City: Transportation
The City Beautiful: Urban Design
The Great Outdoors: Natural Resources, Open Space, and More
Infrastructure and Public Services: Something for Everyone
Hot Topics and Urban Planning Challenges
Greening the City: Making Sustainable Places
Urban Revitalization: Cities on the Rebound
Rushing to the Suburbs: Managing Sprawl
Healing the City: Planning and Disasters
Taking Care of Business: Jobs and Economic Development
Global Urban Planning: Answering the Challenges of Growth and Development
Getting Involved and Going Further
Getting Involved in Your Community
Becoming a Professional Urban Planner
The Part of Tens
Ten Ways to Make Your Community a Better Place to Live, Work, and Play
Ten Great Cities with Great Plans
Ten Urban Plans You Can Find Online
Appendix: Resources
Index

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