This extensively revised and updated edition of Planning in the USA continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the policies, theory and practice of planning. Outlining 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.
Introduction Part I: Planning and Government 1. The Nature of Planning 2. Urbanization 3. Governing and Planning Urban Areas. Part II: Land Use Regulation 4. The Evolution of Zoning 5. The Institutional and Legal Framework 6. The Techniques of Zoning 7. Development Charges Part III: Quality of the Environment 8. Aesthetics 9. Historic Preservation Part IV: Growth Management 10. Growth Management and Local Government 11. Urban Growth Management and the States Part V: Development Issues 12. Transportation 13. Housing 14. Community and Economic Development Part VI: Environmental Planning 15. Environmental Policies 16. The Limits of Environmental Policy 17 Conclusion