Contemporary Urban Planning


Author: John M. Levy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317213831
Category: Political Science
Page: 464
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Planning is a highly political activity. It is immersed in politics and inseparable from the law. Urban and regional planning decisions often involve large sums of money, both public and private, with the potential to deliver large benefits to some and losses to others. Contemporary Urban Planning, 11e provides students with an unvarnished and in-depth introduction to the historic, economic, political, legal, ideological, and environmental factors affecting urban planning today, and emphasizes the importance of considering who wins and who loses in planning decision making. The extensively revised and updated 11th edition of this beloved text tackles the most pressing recent issues in urban development—including the major turn toward reurbanization, Affordable Housing and the particular housing needs of an aging population, new developments in public transportation planning, policy, and technology, standards for "green" buildings, the second Obama administration’s environmental policy and energy planning, as well as the rapidly growing and critical field of planning for natural catastrophes. Contemporary Urban Planning is an essential resource for students, city planners, and all who are concerned with the nature of contemporary urban development problems.

Strategic Planning for Contemporary Urban Regions

City of Cities: A Project for Milan
Author: Gabriele Pasqui,Dr Valeria Fedeli,Mr Alessandro Balducci
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409490157
Category: Political Science
Page: 174
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This book is an account of how the Milan Provincial Administration and a team of researchers from Milan Polytechnic worked together to develop a new 'Strategic Plan' for Milan's urban region. Informed by innovative conceptions of both how to understand cities in the contemporary world, and engage in strategic planning work, this experience has already attracted considerable international attention. The authors now consolidate their contribution into a comprehensive account which continually relates theory and practice Examining the Milan Plan in detail, the book explains the profound transformations which put great pressure on the traditional descriptive tools so planners must engage in the production of new ones. It also proposes that these transformations affect the way in which urban policies and planning processes are designed. The project offers insights into - and new directions for - planning theory more generally, while at the same time testing this powerful and innovative research hypothesis in an important European city empirical study. In detailing the results of this project, this book proposes useful ground-breaking approaches to planning for similar urban regions.

Contemporary Urban Planning + Mysearchlab


Author: John M. Levy
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780205701117
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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MySearchLab provides students with a complete understanding of the research process so they can complete research projects confidently and efficiently. Students and instructors with an internet connection can visit www.MySearchLab.com and receive immediate access to thousands of full articles from the EBSCO ContentSelect database. In addition, MySearchLab offers extensive content on the research process itself--including tips on how to navigate and maximize time in the campus library, a step-by-step guide on writing a research paper, and instructions on how to finish an academic assignment with endnotes and bibliography.- 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 "nitty-gritty" 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.

Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning


Author: Abhijeet Chavan
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597269247
Category: Architecture
Page: 208
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Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning is a fascinating review of major topics and issues discussed in the field of urban planning, assembled by editors at Planetizen, the leading source of news and information for the planning and development community on the web. The book brings together a wide range of editorial and discussion topics, coupled with commentary and overviews to create an enlightening record of the continuously evolving philosophy of building and managing cities. The book's contributors include the most well-known experts in the planning and design fields, among them James Howard Kunstler, Alex Garvin, Andres Duany, Joel Kotkin, and Wendell Cox. These and other prominent thinkers offer passionate debates and thought-provoking commentary on the most important and controversial topics in the field of urban planning and design: gentrification, eminent domain, the philosophical divide between the Smart Growth community, libertarians and New Urbanists, regional growth patterns, urban design trends, transportation systems, and reaction to disasters such as Katrina and 9/11 that changed the way we look at cities and security. Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning provides readers with a unique and accessible introduction to a broad array of ideas and perspectives. With the increasing awareness of the need for sound urban planning to ensure the economic, environmental, and social health of modern society, Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning gives professionals in the field and concerned citizens alike a deeper understanding of the critical, complex issues that continue to challenge urban planners, designers, and developers.

Urban Planning as a Trading Zone


Author: Alessandro Balducci,Raine Mäntysalo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400758545
Category: Political Science
Page: 216
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'Trading zone' is a concept introduced by Peter Galison in his social scientific research on how scientists representing different sub-cultures and paradigms have been able to coordinate their interaction locally. In this book, Italian and Finnish planning researchers extend the use of the concept to different contexts of urban planning and management, where there is a need for new ideas and tools in managing the interaction of different stakeholders. The trading zone concept is approached as a tool in organizing local platforms and support systems for planning participation, knowledge production, decision making and local conflict management. In relation to the former theses of communicative planning theory that stress the ideals of consensus, mutual understanding and universal reason, the 'trading zone approach', outlined in this book, offers a different perspective. It focuses on the potentiality to coordinate locally the interaction of different stakeholders without requiring the deeper sharing of understandings, values and motives between them. Galison’s commentary comes in the form of the book’s final chapter.

Urban Planning in North Africa


Author: Carlos Nunes Silva
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317003586
Category: Political Science
Page: 210
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There has been relatively little written on the history of urban planning in North Africa, despite the wealth of towns and cities in this region which date back to Antiquity. The book explores the history of urban planning in North Africa and the challenges confronting contemporary urban planning in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. It examines the transnational flow of planning ideas during the colonial period, namely through the French, British, and Italian colonial presence, and the Portuguese and Spanish influences as well, and discusses key challenges currently confronting urban planning in the major urban centers in the region. The fifteen chapters that constitute the book offer an informed analysis of the history of urban planning in North Africa, covering the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial periods.

Careers in Urban Planning


Author: Gillian Houghton
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823936588
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 96
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Discusses what type of schooling you have to have to go into urban planning and what you would do in that career.

Urban Planning and Public Health in Africa

Historical, Theoretical and Practical Dimensions of a Continent's Water and Sanitation Problematic
Author: Professor Ambe J Njoh
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409483363
Category: Medical
Page: 250
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Established indicators of development suggest that, as a group, African countries lag behind their counterparts in other regions with respect to public health. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that the public health problems of these countries are rooted in preventable causes associated with hygiene and sanitation. It is customary to attribute the problems that ail Africa to the lack of financial resources. This book deviates from convention by suggesting non-financial factors as the source of sanitation problems on the continent, and argues the need to re-connect urban planning to public health. These two professions are consanguine relatives and emerged to combat the negative externalities of the industrial revolution and concomitant urbanization. However, with the passage of time, the professions drifted apart. Today, more than ever, there is a need for the two to be re-connected. This need is rooted in the increasing complexity of urban problems whose resolution requires interdisciplinary initiatives. To this end, there is hardly any question that urban public health initiatives are unlikely to succeed without the collaboration of both public health and urban planning experts. The book recognizes this truism, and stands as the first major academic work to demonstrate the inextricably intertwined nature of urban planning and urban public health in Africa.

Population Mobility, Urban Planning and Management in China


Author: Tai-Chee Wong,Sun Sheng Han,Hongmei Zhang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319152572
Category: Political Science
Page: 371
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This volume contains essays that examine contemporary urban and regional planning and development in China. Through in-depth theoretical and empirical analysis, it provides insights into the urban policies and operational mechanisms of this colossal transitional economy which has presented unprecedented challenges and dynamics. Inside, readers will discover the causes and consequences of rapid urbanization that have led to a series of environmental, economic and social planning and management measures designed to achieve quality urban living. The essays also detail efforts in adopting the latest options in city building such as specific urban planning approaches in developing large city regions, building cities without slums, constructing new townships and green urbanism, including eco-city and sustainable transport. In addition, coverage explores financial management and support as a means to encourage urbanization and urban economic growth in less-developed regions. Overall, the volume offers a wealth of concrete, detailed information on conditions in different regions of China and features an extensive range of content, methods and theory. It provides readers with a comprehensive portrait of the chain relationship between rapid urbanization, spatial planning and management throughout the country. The book will serve as a useful reference for national and international consultancy services doing business or serving public interest in China. It will also be of interest to an international audience seeking a better understanding of urban development and planning in China, including university teachers, students, government agencies and general readers.

Contemporary Urban Planning


Author: John M. Levy,Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781428816121
Category: Education
Page: 88
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780130985989 .

Urban Planning Methods

Research and Policy Analysis
Author: Ian Bracken
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317833260
Category: Science
Page: 416
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In order to develop and exercise their skills urban planners need to draw upon a wide variety of methods relating to plan and policy making, urban research and policy analysis. More than ever, planners need to be able to adapt their methods to contemporary needs and circumstances. This introductory textbook focuses on the need to combine traditional research methods with policy analysis in order to understand the true nature of urban planning processes. It describes both planning methods and their underlying concepts and principles, illustrating applications by reference to the daily activities of planning, including the assessment of needs and preferences of the population, the generation and implementation of plans and policies, and the need to take decisions related to the allocation of land, population change, employment, housing and retailing. Ian Bracken also provides a comprehensive guide to the more specialized research literature and case studies of contemporary urban planning practice. This book was first published in 1981.

Australian Urban Land Use Planning

Introducing Statutory Planning Practice in New South Wales
Author: Nicole Gurran
Publisher: Sydney University Press
ISBN: 192089859X
Category: City planning
Page: 309
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Critics claim that land use planning unnecessarily restricts development, discouraging investment and threatening the 'great Australian dream' of home ownership.On the other side of the debate, global concerns about the environmental impacts of urbanisation and associated patterns of consumerism, ranging from biodiversity loss through to climate change, strengthen calls for stronger and more effective land use planning to manage urban growth. Australian Urban Land Use Planning provides a practical understanding of the mechanisms, tools, and levers that can be used to achieve strategic and proactive urban governance.

Knowledge-Based Urban Development: Planning and Applications in the Information Era

Planning and Applications in the Information Era
Author: Yigitcanlar, Tan
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781599047225
Category: Computers
Page: 372
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"This book covers theoretical, thematic, and country-specific issues of knowledge cities to underline the growing importance of KBUD all around the world, providing substantive research on the decisive lineaments of urban development for knowledge-based production (drawing attention to new planning processes to foster such development), and worldwide best practices and case studies in the field of urban development"--Provided by publisher.

The Social Fabric of the Networked City


Author: Géraldine Pflieger
Publisher: EPFL Press
ISBN: 9780415461443
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Constructed around the work of Manuel Castells on the space of places, the space of flows and the networked city, nine contributors focus on the transformation of the fabric of the networked city in terms of policies and social practices.

The Urban Land Nexus and the State


Author: A. J. Scott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113568703X
Category: Architecture
Page: 280
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This book was first published in 1980.

A Companion to the City


Author: Gary Bridge,Sophie Watson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780631235781
Category: Social Science
Page: 656
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A Companion to the City provides the reader with an indispensable and authoritative overview of the key debates, controversies, and questions concerning the city from a variety of theoretical vantage points with an international perspective. Indispensable companion for students of the City. Multidisciplinary approach of interest across several fields. Includes contributions from major scholars in the field.

People & Politics in Urban America


Author: Robert W. Kweit,Mary G. Kweit
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135640297
Category: Political Science
Page: 470
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.