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This extensively revised and expanded third edition of Planning in the USA continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the policies, theory and practice of planning. Discussing land use, urban planning and environmental protection policies, this fully illustrated book explains the nature of the planning process and the way in which policy issues are identified, defined and approached.
New planning legislation and regulations at the state and federal layers of government are exemplified alongside examples of local ordinances in a variety of planning areas. New material includes:
The text features numerous boxed case studies, illustrations, and photographs. This book offers a thoroughly detailed account of urbanization in the United States and reveals the problematic nature and limitations of the planning process, the fallibility of experts and the difficulties facing policy makers in their search for solutions. Planning in the USA is an essential book for students, planners and all who are concerned with the nature of contemporary urban and environmental problems. Both comprehensive and easily accessible this extensively revised third edition will be an invaluable resource for all students of planning and urban related research.
Introduction Part 1: Planning and Government 1. The Nature of Planning 2. Urbanization 3. Governing and Planning Urban Areas Part 2: Land Use Regulation 4. The Evolution of Planning and Zoning 5. The Institutional and Legal Framework of Planning and Zoning 6. The Techniques of Zoning and Subdivision Regulations 7. The Comprehensive Plan 8. Financing and Planning for Development Part 3: Growth Management 9. Growth Management and Local Government 10. Urban Growth Management and the States Part 4: Planning and Development Issues 11. Aesthetics 12. Heritage and Historic Preservation 13. Transportation 14. Housing 15. Community and Economic Development Part 5: Environmental Policy and Planning 16. Environmental Policy and Planning 17. The Limits of Environmental Policy Part 6: Technology in Planning 18. Technology and Planning Conclusion 19. Some Final Questions