Urban Development: The Logic of Making Plans / Edition 1

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Overview

<p>With increased awareness of the role of plans in shaping urban and suburban landscapes has come increased criticism of planners and the planning profession. Developers, politicians, and citizens alike blame "poor planning" for a host of community ills. But what are plans really supposed to do? How do they work? What problems can they successfully address, and what is beyond their scope? In Urban Development, leading planning scholar Lewis Hopkins tackles these thorny issues as he explains the logic of plans for urban development and justifies prescriptions about when and how to make them. He explores the concepts behind plans, some that are widely accepted but seldom examined, and others that modify conventional wisdom about the use and usefulness of plans. The book: <ul><li>places the role of plans and planners within the complex system of urban development <li>offers examples from the history of plans and planning <li>discusses when plans should be made (and when they should not be made) <li>gives a realistic idea of what can be expected from plans <li>examines ways of gauging the success or failure of plans</ul><p>The author supports his explanations with graphics, case examples, and hypothetical illustrations that enliven, clarify, and make concrete the discussions of how decisions about plans are and should be made.<p>Urban Development will give all those involved with planning human settlements a more thorough understanding of why and how plans are made, enabling them to make better choices about using and making plans. It is an important contribution that will be essential for students and faculty in planning theory, land use planning, and planning project courses.
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Hopkins (urban and regional planning, the University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign) explains the logic of plans for urban development and justifies prescriptions about when and how to make plans. He places the role of plans and planners within the system of urban development, offering examples from the history of planning. He gives an idea of what can be expected from plans, and examines ways of gauging the success or failure of plans. Of interest to students and faculty in planning theory, land use planning, and project planning. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559638531
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 946,592
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Games
Preface
1 Plans for Urban Development: Why and How? 1
2 Plan-Based Action in Natural Systems 16
3 How Plans Work 33
4 Strategy, Uncertainty, and Forecasts 57
5 Plans by and for Voluntary Groups and Governments 81
6 Rights, Regulations, and Plans 106
7 Capabilities to Make Plans 141
8 Collective Choice, Participation, and Plans 170
9 How Plans Are Made 187
10 How to Use and Make Plans 217
Notes 255
References 265
About the Author 281
Index 283
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