Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

by Abhijeet Chavan
     
 

Planetizen Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning is a fascinating review of the major issues discussed in the field of urban planning, assembled by editors at Planetizen, the web's leading source of news and information for the planning and development community.

The book's contributors include the most well-known experts in the fields of planning and design. These

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Planetizen Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning is a fascinating review of the major issues discussed in the field of urban planning, assembled by editors at Planetizen, the web's leading source of news and information for the planning and development community.

The book's contributors include the most well-known experts in the fields of planning and design. These prominent thinkers offer passionate debates and thought-provoking commentary on the most important and controversial topics facing the urban and built environments, including gentrification, eminent domain, the philosophical divide between the Smart Growth community, libertarians, and New Urbanists, regional growth patterns, urban design trends, transportation systems, and reactions to disasters such as Katrina and 9/11, which changed the way we look at cities and security.

With the increasing awareness of the need for sound urban planning to ensure the economic, environmental, and social health of modern society, Planetizen 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 cities and communities and their urban planners, designers, and developers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597261333
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
07/06/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword   Neal Peirce     xi
Acknowledgments     xvii
Introduction     1
Sprawl vs. Smart Growth
Introduction$dthe Editors of Planetizen     3
A Tipping Point-But Now the Hard Part   Anthony Flint     6
The Argument Against Smart Growth   Wendell Cox     10
Prescription for Urban Sprawl: Adapting Smart Growth Strategies to a Big City   Michael Woo     18
How We Pay for Growth   William Fulton     23
What Is the New Suburbanism?   Joel Kotkin     28
Preserving the American Dream by Cost, Not Coercion   Randal O'Toole     34
Zoning in a Time Warp: The Coming "Oversupply" of Single-Family Homes   Harriet Tregoning     39
Transportation     45
Introduction$dthe Editors of Planetizen
Ten Keys to Walkable Communities   Dan Burden     48
The Price of Parking on Great Streets   Donald C. Shoup     52
The Pricing Revolution on the Roads   Peter Samuel     57
A Celebration of Independence: How Temporal Use of Streets Can Be a Catalyst For Change   Kenneth E. Kruckemeyer     61
Making TODs Work: Lessons from Portland's Orenco Station   Michael Mehaffy     66
Urban Design     73
Introduction$dthe Editors of Planetizen
Planning for the Public Realm   Alexander Garvin     75
Making Better Places: Ten City Design Resolutions   Jeff Speck     80
Principles Essential to the Renewal of Architecture   Andres Duany     90
Why New Urbanism Fails   Christopher Dewolf     95
Urban Parks: Innovate or Stagnate   Fred Kent     102
Disaster Planning     107
Introduction$dthe Editors of Planetizen
Recovering New Orleans   Thomas J. Campanella     110
The End of Tall Buildings   James Howard Kunstler   Nikos A. Salingaros     117
Fortifying America: Planning for Fear   Edward J. Blakely     129
Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery   Robert B. Olshansky     134
Society and Planning     141
Introduction$dthe Editors of Planetizen
Is Gentrification Really a Threat?   John Norquist     144
Gentrification Reality Tour: Neither Benign Nor Benevolent   Charles Shaw     150
Is Kelo Good for Urban Planning?   Samuel R. Staley     156
Bring Schools Back into Walkable Neighborhoods   Constance E. Beaumont      161
The Lone Mountain Compact: A Debate on Libertarian Planning Principles   C. Kenneth Orski   G.B. Arrington   Patrick Condon   John H. Hooker     166
Editors and Contributors     173
Index     179

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