Urban Planning and Politics / Edition 2

Urban Planning and Politics / Edition 2

by William C. Johnson
     
 

In this decade of widespread public distrust of both government and big business, planning is often viewed as a process abused by the elite to pursue their own selfish ends at the expense of ordinary citizens. This book shows citizens, professionals, and students how planning can and does serve the public interest. Politics, planning, and justice: Johnson

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In this decade of widespread public distrust of both government and big business, planning is often viewed as a process abused by the elite to pursue their own selfish ends at the expense of ordinary citizens. This book shows citizens, professionals, and students how planning can and does serve the public interest. Politics, planning, and justice: Johnson investigates these three basic concepts and shows how each interacts with the others. This book introduces the players-private citizens, public officials, business people, and nonprofit institutions-that are involved in urban planning today. By demonstrating the role of each group, Johnson reveals how they influence, and are influenced by, the planning machine. He explains common tools and procedures planners use, and explores several areas of special interest to the profession, such as housing, economic development, transportation, and the urban environment. Johnson uses four detailed case studies that elucidate basic concepts for beginning students as well as specfic policies for experienced professionals. Educators will find this a valuable guide for teaching the basics of planning. Johnson includes questions for review and discussion, an annotated list of 25 supplementary case studies, a comprehensive glossary of planning terms, and a brief essay on how to research and write case histories of planning.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884829147
Publisher:
American Planning Association (Planners Press)
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
191
Sales rank:
1,145,994
Product dimensions:
8.55(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Perceptions and Politics in Planning1
2Planning Values and Memories17
3Governments as Planners33
4The Web of Planning Participants49
5Planners at Work65
6Planning for Jobs and Wealth83
7Planning for Homes103
8Planning for Access and Mobility118
9Planning for the Natural Environment129
10Planning the Cultural Landscape146
11Planning for the New Century156
Appendix165
Glossary169
References171
Index179

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