Information Sources in Urban and Regional Planning
A Directory and Guide to Reference Materials
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An essential reference! This is the most current and comprehensive source available for planners, researchers, analysts, students, officials, and others seeking information in planning and its many subfields.Need to find a dictionary of planning terms? An index to the current literature in any of thirteen planning subfields? A directory of information resources in urban development? A reference guide to planning software? A guide to international planning organizations? Phone and fax numbers for federal agencies in your region? A listing of on-line data base vendors? Information Sources in Urban and Regional Planning is the first place to turn. From housing to energy to community development to finance and economics - and all the subfields of policy and planning - this is the most complete and up-to-date information source available for both the beginning student and the experienced professional.The book is arranged in four parts plus appendixes. Part I lists dictionaries and glossaries of planning-related terms. Part II catalogs more than 75 indexes and abstracts to the literature in thirteen planning subfields. Part III is a listing of directories providing access to organizations, consultants, associations, information resources, research centers, government agencies, and more. Part IV inventories nearly 200 planning and planning-related organizations, both public and private, by subfield.All entries are fully annotated, providing detailed information on titles and frequency of publications, content, purpose, and current telephone and fax numbers. Separate appendixes list earlier guides to the planning literature, a directory of on-line data base vendors, state data centers with phone and fax numbers, and colleges and universities offering graduate programs in urban and regional planning.This is an indispensable reference - the book you will go back to again and again. It will be the most-used book on your bookshelf.