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 todays leading planners, and insider information make this work the new standard in the field. Order your copy today.

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Contents

TYPES OF PLANS
6
Regional Plans
14
Corridor Plans
23
Copyright

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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.