Contemporary Urban Planning

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  • Edition: 10th
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  • Copyright: 2012-02-23
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Updated in its 10thedition, Contemporary Urban Planningprovides 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.

Table of Contents

The Background and Development of Contemporary Planning
An Overviewp. 1
The Need for Planningp. 1
The Specific Concerns of Planningp. 3
Who Are the Planners?p. 4
Professional Organizationsp. 5
Satisfactions and Discontentsp. 6
Useful Abilitiesp. 7
The Plan of this Bookp. 7
Notesp. 8
The Urbanization of Americap. 9
Urbanization in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 9
Urban Trends in the Twentieth Centuryp. 15
Summaryp. 25
Notesp. 26
Selected Bibliographyp. 26
The History of Planning: Part Ip. 27
Colonial Americap. 28
Limited Means and Growing Problemsp. 30
The Pressure for Reformp. 31
The Birth of Modern City Planningp. 38
The Public Control of Private Propertyp. 40
The Emergence of Regional and State Planningp. 44
Grander Visionsp. 47
Summaryp. 51
Notesp. 52
Selected Bibliographyp. 52
The History of Planning: Part IIp. 53
Planning and the Great Depressionp. 53
The Postwar Periodp. 56
Summaryp. 66
Notesp. 67
Selected Bibliographyp. 67
The Structure and Practice of Contemporary Planning
The Legal Basis of Planningp. 68
The Constitutional Frameworkp. 68
Public Control over Private Propertyp. 70
The Rights of Nonresidentsp. 80
The Fight over Eminent Domainp. 82
State-Enabling Legislationp. 84
The Federal Rolep. 86
Summaryp. 88
Notesp. 89
Selected Bibliographyp. 90
Planning and Politicsp. 91
Why Is Planning Political?p. 91
Planners and Powerp. 93
The Fragmentation of Powerp. 94
Styles of Planningp. 98
How Planning Agencies are Organizedp. 100
Summaryp. 103
Notesp. 104
Selected Bibliographyp. 104
The Social Issuesp. 105
The Social Issues in Planning for Housingp. 106
Other Issuesp. 115
Who Does Social Planning?p. 119
Summaryp. 120
Notesp. 120
Selected Bibliographyp. 121
The Comprehensive Planp. 122
The Goals of Comprehensive Planningp. 122
The Comprehensive Planning Processp. 124
How Effective are Comprehensive Plans?p. 132
Summaryp. 133
Notesp. 133
Selected Bibliographyp. 134
The Tools of Land-Use Planningp. 135
Public Capital Investmentp. 135
Financing Capital Expendituresp. 136
Land-Use Controlsp. 140
Making Zoning More Fexiblep. 149
Form-Based Zoningp. 160
Other Types of Local Land-Use Controlsp. 163
Combining Capital Investment and Land-Use Controlsp. 164
Forces Beyond Local Controlp. 166
Summaryp. 168
Notesp. 169
Selected Bibliographyp. 170
Fields of Planning
Urban Designp. 171
What Is Urban Design?p. 172
The Urban Design Processp. 176
What Is Good Urban Design?p. 181
Replanning Suburbia: The Neotraditionalistsp. 187
Edge Cityp. 193
Visions of the City of the Futurep. 199
Coming to Terms with the Automobilep. 204
Summaryp. 205
Notesp. 206
Selected Bibliographyp. 206
Urban Renewal and Community Developmentp. 208
Urban Renewalp. 209
Community Developmentp. 218
The Housing Questionp. 221
Planning for Housingp. 223
The Housing Bubble and the Problem of Abandonmentp. 226
Summaryp. 233
Notesp. 234
Selected Bibliographyp. 235
Transportation Planningp. 236
Recent Trends in Urban Transportationp. 236
Paying for Transportationp. 240
Transportation Planning and Land Usep. 241
The Transportation Planning Processp. 243
Changes in the Federal Rolep. 253
Fine-Tuning the Systemp. 254
The Growing Role of Tolls and Privatizationp. 255
Smart Highways, Intelligent Vehicles, and New Machinesp. 257
Summaryp. 259
Notesp. 261
Selected Bibliographyp. 261
Economic Development Planningp. 262
Historic Rootsp. 263
Perspectives on Local Economic Developmentp. 264
State Economic Development Effortsp. 267
Local Economic Development Programsp. 269
Summaryp. 278
Notesp. 278
Selected Bibliographyp. 279
Growth Management, Smart Growth, and Sustainable Developmentp. 280
The Origins of Growth Managementp. 282
Winners and Losers in Growth Managementp. 283
A Sampling of Local Growth Management Programsp. 285
State-Level Growth Managementp. 289
Growth Management¨Pro or Con?p. 294
The Challenge of Smart Growthp. 295
Planning for Sustainabilityp. 298
Summaryp. 303
Notesp. 304
Selected Bibliographyp. 306
Environmental and Energy Planningp. 307
The Environmental Planning Problemp. 308
The Question of Global Climate Changep. 308
Environmental Progress at the National Levelp. 311
A Brief History of National Environmental Policyp. 314
The Link Between National and Local Environmental Planningp. 321
Economic and Political Issues in Environmental Planningp. 323
Local Environmental Planningp. 327
Energy Planningp. 331
Summaryp. 338
Notesp. 339
Selected Bibliographyp. 340
Planning for Metropolitan Regionsp. 341
The Political Problemp. 341
A Brief History of Metropolitan-Area Planningp. 343
Minneapolis-St. Paul: A Tale of Two Citiesp. 347
The Port Authority of New York and New Jerseyp. 349
The Atlanta Regional Commissionp. 354
Summaryp. 356
Notesp. 357
Selected Bibliographyp. 357
Larger Questions
National Planning in the United Statesp. 358
Is There National Planning in the United States?p. 358
The Pattern of Land Settlementp. 359
Establishing the Rail Networkp. 361
Water and the Westp. 362
Systematic Regional Planningp. 366
The Interstate Highway Systemp. 369
Financing the Suburbsp. 372
Land Managementp. 375
What's Next?p. 376
Summaryp. 377
Notesp. 377
Selected Bibliographyp. 379
Planning in Other Nationsp. 380
Planning in Western Europep. 380
Planning in Eastern Europep. 408
Planning in Asiap. 414
Summaryp. 419
Notesp. 420
Selected Bibliographyp. 422
Planning Theoryp. 423
Is Theory Necessary?p. 423
A Distinction Between Public and Private Planningp. 424
The Process of Planningp. 425
Advocacy Planning: The Question of for Whomp. 434
Planning from Right and Leftp. 435
Summaryp. 440
Notesp. 441
Selected Bibliographyp. 442
Indexp. 443
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