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Contemporary urban planning

Author: John M Levy
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Education, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th edView all editions and formats
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Updated in its 10th edition, Contemporary Urban Planning provides readers with in-depth coverage of the historic, economic, political, legal, and environmental factors affecting urban planning as well as specific chapters on the various fields of planning. With updated coverage of the Obama administration's response to the present economic downturn, the text addresses the most pressing issues in urban development  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Levy
ISBN: 9780205851737 0205851738
OCLC Number: 773278510
Description: xii, 448 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The background and development of contemporary planning --
An overview --
The urbanization of America --
The history of planning : part I --
The history of planning: part II --
The structure and practice of contemporary planning --
The legal basis of planning --
Planning and politics --
The social issues --
The comprehensive plan --
The tools of land-use planning --
Fields of planning --
Urban design --
Urban renewal and community development --
Transportation planning --
Economic development planning --
Growth management, smart growth, and sustainable development --
Environmental and energy planning --
Planning for metropolitan regions --
Larger questions --
National planning in the United States --
Planning in other nations --
Planning theory.
Responsibility: John M. Levy.

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Updated in its 10th edition, Contemporary Urban Planning provides readers with in-depth coverage of the historic, economic, political, legal, and environmental factors affecting urban planning as well as specific chapters on the various fields of planning. With updated coverage of the Obama administration's response to the present economic downturn, the text addresses the most pressing issues in urban development today - including the subprime mortgage crisis and home foreclosures, federal funding for public transportation, and new standards for "green" buildings. The book also includes new material on the rapidly growing field of planning for natural catastrophes.

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