Contemporary urban planning
Based on the author's extensive experience as a working planner, this book gives readers an insider's view of sub-state urban planning--the żnitty-grittyż 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.
What people are saying - Write a review
THE URBANIZATION OF AMERICA
PART TWO The Structure and Practice of Contemporary
16 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
acres American Planning Association approach argue automobile building capital facilities capital investment central cities Chapter citizens City Beautiful movement commercial comprehensive plan construction cost court decades decisions density districts economic development effect eminent domain employment energy planning environment environmental planning estimated example expenditures federal funding federal government fiscal goals growth management highway income increased industrial interest interstate highway system issues land land-use controls land-use planning legislation limited major ment metropolitan areas million moderate-income municipality neighborhood noted parking pattern percent permitted Plan of Chicago planners planning agency planning efforts planning process political population population density problem property owners property tax rational model regional planning residential residents revenues sewer simply social square miles street structure suburban tion town traffic United urban design Urban Renewal Yonkers York zoning ordinance