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1st Edition

Classic Readings in Urban Planning

ISBN 9781884829901
Published September 9, 2004 by Routledge
434 Pages

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Book Description

This new edition of "the best anthology in planning" includes 33 selections by many of the profession's most respected thinkers and eloquent writers. Returning editor Jay M. Stein chose the articles, about half of them new to this edition, based on suggestions from colleagues and students who used the first edition, recommendations from planning scholars, awards for writing in the field of planning, and his own review of recent planning literature.

Classic Readings in Urban Planning offers an unparalleled depth of coverage and range of perspectives on traditional aspects of planning as well as on important contemporary issues.

This is an exceptional main or supplementary textbook for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level students in urban and regional planning. As a general overview of the field of urban planning, it is also an excellent choice for planning commissioners, practicing planners, and professionals in related fields such as environmental and land use law, architecture, and government.

An abstract introduces each reading, and each section includes suggestions for additional readings suitable for more extensive study. Many of these are also "classics" that could not be included as a main selection.

Table of Contents

1. Planning history and theory 2. Comprehensive planning, land use and growth management 3. Economic, political, social and strategic issues in planning and development 4. Infrastructure: housing and transportation 5. Design, place form and the environment 6. International Planning 7. The profession and practice of planning

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