An ideal introduction to community planning for students, planners, local officials, community leaders, and citizens.
Two experienced educators offer a general introduction to planning, including the elements of the comprehensive plan, and the tools of plan implementation. Each chapter includes a continuing case study of Rivertown, a fictitious community used for planning exercises. Practical examples and case studies from across the United States supplement the text.
“This book is meant to introduce students and laypersons to community planning. It does this very well…. [W]ell written and accessible…. Recommended.”
Journal of Planning Education and Research
“[A]ccessible, informative, and insightful. I highly recommend it and plan to adopt it for use myself in my first year planning class. It will also be a useful text for faculty teaching sophomore history and theory and for citizen planners, plan commissioners, and members of BZA’s who wish to be no ordinary planners. The casual clarity and visual vibrancy of the book exhibit a lifetime of teaching, practice, and personal experience in planning.”
Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)
Meet the Author
Norman Tyler, FAICP, is faculty and former director of the Urban and Regional Planning program at Eastern Michigan University. He has also taught at the University of Michigan and Penn State University.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a registered architect. He has served on the board of the Michigan Association of Planning, the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and a founding member of the Ann Arbor Preservation Alliance.
Robert M. Ward holds an AB from Earlham College, MA from Indiana University, and Ph.D. from The University of
Michigan. He has been a cartographer and a recreation resource planning specialist with the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation
(U.S. Department of the Interior) and a soil scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and subsequently taught in the
Department of Geography and Geology at Eastern Michigan University, where he initiated the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Urban and Regional Planning. He has published articles on resources/environment/conservation,
planning, and geography. Ward has held leadership offices on rural township and county planning commissions and also with a nationally accredited nonprofit land conservancy organization.