Planning and Urban Design Standards / Edition 1

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From the publishers of Architectural Graphic Standards, this book, created under the auspices of The American Planning Association, is the most comprehensive reference book on urban planning, design, and development available today. Contributions from more than two hundred renowned professionals provide rules of thumb and best practices for mitigating such environmental impacts as noise, traffic, aesthetics, preservation of green space and wildlife, water quality, and more. You get in-depth information on the tools and techniques used to achieve planning and design outcomes, including economic analysis, mapping, visualization, legal foundations, and real estate developments. Thousands of illustrations, examples of custom work by today?s leading planners, and insider information make this work the new standard in the field. Order your copy today.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Steiner and Butler present a student edition of a text on planning and urban design standards, derived from the full edition published in 2006." (Book News, February 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471760900
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/29/2006
  • Series: Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series , #6
  • Edition description: Student Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 837,878
  • Product dimensions: 9.19 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

The American Planning Association (APA) is a Chicago-based non-profit public-interest and research organization representing 30,000 practicing planners, officials and citizens involved with urban and rural planning issues.
It conducts extensive research on planning topics including a landmark study on Growing Smart, Site Planning Essentials for Central America and The City Parks Forum. 
It also publishes Planning, a monthly magazine and Zoning News, a monthly newsletter on local land-use controls, and the Journal of the American Planning Association, a quarterly journal, along with other specialized journals and Planning Advisory Service (PAS) reports.
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Table of Contents

Publisher's Note.




User's Guide.


Plan Making.

Plan Making.

Types of Plans.

Comprehensive Plans.

Urban Design Plans.

Regional Plans.

Neighborhood Plans.

Downtown Plans.

Corridor Plans.

Redevelopment Area Plans.

Transportation Plans.

Housing Plans.

Economic Development Plans.

Community Facilities Plans.

Parks and Open Space Plans.

Critical and Sensitive Areas Plans.

Hazard Mitigation Plans.


Role of Participation.

Stakeholder Identification.


Asset Mapping.

Community Visioning.


Public Meetings.

Public Hearings.

Public Notice.

Computer-Based Public Participation.


Consensus Building and Dispute Resolution.

Planning Movements.

The Landscape Tradition.

Engineering Livable Cities.

Garden Cities.

City Beautiful.

Practical Planning.

Regionalism, 1910 To 1940.

Public Housing and Urban Renewal.

Measuring and Modeling.

Advocacy and Equity Planning.

Urban Growth and Environmental Concerns.

Statewide Land-Use Planning Programs.

Redesigning Downtown.

Renewed Neighborhoods, New Towns, and New Urbanism.

New Regionalism: Environment, Politics, and Planning.

Environmental Justice.


Healthy Cities and Communities.


Environmental Management Overview.

Environmental Planning Considerations.


Air quality.

Air Sheds.

Heat Islands.


Hydrologic Cycle.



Groundwater Movement and Recharge.

Rivers and Streams.

Floodplains and Riparian Corridors.

River and Stream Restoration.

Types Of Wetlands.

Wetlands Delineation.

Wetlands Mitigation.

Beach and Dune Systems.

Estuaries, Flats, and Marshes.


Soils Classification and Mechanics.

Slope, Relief, and Aspect.

Habitat Patches, Corridors, and Matrix.

Disturbance Zones.

Biodiversity Protection.

Invasive Species.


Flood Hazards.

Erosion and sedimentation.

Hurricanes and Coastal Storms.


Sinkholes and Subsidence.



Underground Leaks.

Hazardous Materials.

Seiches and Tsunamis.

Noise and Vibration.



Building Types.

Residential Types.

Single-Family Detached.

Singlr-Family Attached.

Multifamily Low-Rise.

Multifamily Mid-Rise.

Multifamily High-Rise.

Manufactured Housing.

Office Buildings.

Warehouse and Distribution Facilities.

Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.

Fire and Rescue Stations.

Police stations.

Medical Facilities.



Hierarchy of Streets and Roads.

Street Networks and Street Connectivity.

Alleys and Driveways.

Vehicle Turning Radii.

Traffic Calming.

Pedestrian Friendly Streets.

Considerations For Determining Parking Ratios.

Shared Parking.

Passenger Vehicle Dimensions For Parking Design.

Vehicle Circulation For Parking Design .

Parking Space Dimensions.

Parking Lot Design.

On-Street Bikeways.

Multiuser Trails.

Transit Planning Process.

Bus Transit.

Bus Rapid Transit.

Rail Transit.

Intermodal amd Multimodal Transit Facilities.

Airport and Land-Use Interface.




Waste Management Overview.

Transfer Stations.



Waste Diversion.

Hazardous Waste Management.

Composting .

Wastewater Overview.

Wastewater Collection Systems.

Wastewater Treatment.

Natural Wastewater Treatment System.

Stormwater Overview, Runoff, and Recharge.

Stormwater Treatment.

Stormwater Drainage and Flood Management.

Water Supply.

Water Treatment.

Water Storage and Distribution.

Water Conservation.

Wireless Infrastructure Overview.

Co-Location Of Wireless Equipment.


Signs Generally.

On-Premise Signs.

Legal Issues in Sign Regulation.

Parks and Open Space.

Types of Parks.

Greenways and Trails.

Conservation Areas.


Farming and Forestry.







Theories of City Form.

Urban Pattern Theories.

Urban Morphology.

Life-Cycle Model of Land-Use Change.

Early Theories: Concentric Zones, Sector Theory, and Multiple Nuclei.

Recent Theories: Dispersed City, Edge City, and Peripheral City.

Places and Districts.


Neighborhood Centers.

Physical Structure Of Downtowns.

Commercial Corridors.

Historic Districts.


Specialty Retail Districts.

Sexually Oriented Businesses.

Arts Districts.

Convention Center Districts.

Industrial Parks.

Office Parks.

Main Streets.

Development Types.

Mixed-Use Development .

Transit-Oriented Development.

Conservation Developments.

Infill Development.


Design Considerations.

Environmental Site Analysis.

Urban Analysis.

Scale and Density.



Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—LEED.

Energy-Efficient Development.

Green Infrastructure.

Wayfinding Systems.



Projections and Demand Analysis.

Population Projections.

Economic Base and Econometric Projections.

Housing Needs Assessment.

Parks, Recrreation, and Open Space Needs Assessment.

Impact Assessment.

Environmental Impact Assessment.

Fiscal Impact Assessment.

Traffic Impact Assessment.

Transit Impact Assessment.

Traffic Sheds.


Mapping Data Overview.

Aerial Photographs and Digital Orthophoto Quadeangles.

U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Maps.

Property Maps in Modern Cadastre.

Census Data and Demographic Mapping.

Remote Sensing and Satellite Image Classification.

Geographic Information Systems.


Visualization Overview.

Montage Visualization.

Three-Dimensional Visualization.

Visual Preference Techniques .


Legal Foundations.

Planning Law Overview.

Property Rights, Police Power, Nuisance, and Vested Rights.

Due Process and Equal Protection.

Freedom of Religion and Expression.

Eminent Domain, Takings, and Exactions.

Clean Air Act.

Clean Water Act.

National Environmental Policy Act.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act.

Endangered Species Act.

Safe Drinking Water Act.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

Current Federal Transportation Laws.

Federal Housing  and Community Development Laws.

Federal Disaster Law.

Other Federal Laws.

State Enabling Legislation.

State Environmental Policy Acts.

Zoning Regulation.

Subdivision Regulation.

Planned Unit Development.

Innovations in Local Regulations.

Growth Management.

Adequate Public Facilities and Concurrency management.

Urban Growth Areas.

Development Impact Fees.

Transfer and Purchase of Development Rights.

Smart Growth Audits.

Transportation and Land Use Connection.

Preservation, Conservation, and Reuse.

Open-Space Preservation Techniques.

Farmland Preservation.

Land Evaluation and Site Assessment.

Viewshed Protection.

Historic Structures.

Military Base Conversion.


Rails To Trails.

Revitalization and Economic Development.

Capital Improvements Programming.

Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities.

Tax Increment Financing.

Planned Manufacturing Districts.

Redevelopment Agencies.

Business Improvement Districts.

Current Planning.

Development Services.

Staff Reports and Development Proposals.

Site Plan Review.

Design Guidelines.

Real Estate Development.

Financing Methods and Techniques.

Financial Planning and Analysis: The Pro Forma.

Development and Approval Process.


APA Divisions and Chapters.

The Planning Accreditation Board's Accredited University Planning Programs.

Land-Based Classification Standards

Graphic Symbols and Drawing Annotations. 

National Planning Award Winners.


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