Planning and Urban Design Standards

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 3, 2006 - Architecture - 720 pages
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From the publishers of Architectural Graphic Standards, this book, created under the auspices of The American Planning Association, is the most comprehensive reference book on urban planning, design, and development available today. Contributions from more than two hundred renowned professionals provide rules of thumb and best practices for mitigating such environmental impacts as noise, traffic, aesthetics, preservation of green space and wildlife, water quality, and more. You get in-depth information on the tools and techniques used to achieve planning and design outcomes, including economic analysis, mapping, visualization, legal foundations, and real estate developments. Thousands of illustrations, examples of custom work by today?s leading planners, and insider information make this work the new standard in the field. Order your copy today.
  

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Although I can think of a few topics that are missing, it's the most complete planning standards book I've seen. There is an American focus on some issues, but this does not dominate the book. Awesome reference book for any planner. Read full review

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Contents

TYPES OF PLANS
6
Corridor Plans
23
Community Facilities Plans
36
Stakeholder Identification
49
Public Hearings
62
Part 2
97
Aquifers
111
Types of Wetlands
125
DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
460
Scale and Density
468
Walkability
478
ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES
501
Economic Base and Econometric Projections
507
IMPACT ASSESSMENT
514
Traffic Impact Studies
521
MAPPING
527

LAND
135
HAZARDS
148
Earthquakes
161
Multihazards
179
Multifamily MidRise
192
Fire and Rescue Stations
207
Hierarchy of Streets and Roads
226
PedestrianFriendly Streets
242
UTILITIES
300
Waste Diversion
314
Wastewater Treatment
329
Stormwater Drainage and Flood Management
343
Colocation ofWireless Equipment
357
Greenways and Trails
372
FARMING AND FORESTRY
384
Part 4
393
THEORIES OF CITY FORM
399
Concentric Zones Sector Theory
405
Neighborhood Centers
412
Commercial Corridors
418
Waterfronts
425
Sexually Oriented Businesses
432
Industrial Parks
440
DEVELOPMENT TYPES
447
Conservation Development
453
Property Maps in Modern Cadastre
535
VISUALIZATION
543
Visual Preference Techniques
549
LEGAL FOUNDATIONS
555
Eminent DomainTakings and Exactions
563
Clean Air Act
566
Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation
572
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
578
Federal Housing and Community Development Law 581 Federal Disaster Law
584
State Environmental Policy Acts
590
Subdivision Regulation
597
GROWTH MANAGEMENT
604
Transfer and Purchase of Development Rights
610
PRESERVATION CONSERVATION
616
Viewshed Protection
622
REVITALIZATION AND ECONOMIC
637
Planned Manufacturing Districts
644
Staff Reports for Development Proposals
650
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
659
Development and Approval Process
668
APA Divisions and Chapters
694
LandBased Classification Standards
702
Graphic Symbols and Drawing Annotations
710
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The American Planning Association (APA) is a Chicago-based non-profit public-interest and research organization representing 30,000 practicing planners, officials and citizens involved with urban and rural planning issues.
It conducts extensive research on planning topics including a landmark study on Growing Smart, Site Planning Essentials for Central America and The City Parks Forum. 
It also publishes Planning, a monthly magazine and Zoning News, a monthly newsletter on local land-use controls, and the Journal of the American Planning Association, a quarterly journal, along with other specialized journals and Planning Advisory Service (PAS) reports.