Becoming an Urban Planner: A Guide to Careers in Planning and Urban Design

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 2, 2010 - Architecture - 336 pages
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Becoming an Urban Planner answers these key questions:

What do urban planners do?

What are the educational requirements?

How do I enter the field?

How do I choose between the different types of planning, from land use planning to policy planning?

What is the future of the urban planning profession?

Here is a completely up-to-date guide to today's careers in urban planning—a clear and concise survey of the urban planning field and advice for navigating a successful career. Filled with interviews and guidance from leading urban planners, it covers everything from educational requirements to planning specialties and the many directions in which a career in urban planning can go.

 

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Contents

Employment in Planning 3 Communicating through Pictures
45
in the Late Nineteenth Century 5 Drawing Planning and Urban Design
54
THE ADVENT OF ZONING 9
60
PLANNING IN THE LATE TWENTIETH ACCREDITATION
69
What Kind of Salary Can a Planner Alternative Paths
79
Cooperative Education
94
Planning for Economic
195
Protecting Preserving and Planning
202
TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
238
Advocating for Transit
245
Applying the Principles
253
Creating Change and Livable
260
Developing Green Communities
266
Challenges and Rewards
281
What Is the Future
293
Carbon Climate Change Peak Oil
300

Engaging Neighborhoods
208
ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL
217
Specializing in GIS
223
Specializing in Code Writing
231
A Bright Future for Planning
306
Index
313
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Michael Bayer, AICP, is a planner with Environmental Resources Management in Annapolis, Maryland. Before becoming an urban planner, he was a newspaper reporter whose articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Journal Gazette, the Post-Bulletin, as well as Planning magazine.

Nancy Frank, PhD, AICP, is an associate professor and the chair of the department of urban planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Frank has been instrumental in the development of the School for Urban Planning and Architecture (SUPAR), a charter Milwaukee public high school that opened in fall 2007.

Jason Valerius, AICP, is a planner and urban designer for MSA Professional Services, in Madison, Wisconsin. Valerius served for four years as assistant editor of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association quarterly newsletter (WAPANews).

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