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The Comprehensive Plan
Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Communities for the 21st Century

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ISBN 9780367897550
December 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
296 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The practice of comprehensive planning is changing dramatically in the 21st century to address the pressing need for more sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities. Drawing on the latest research and best practice examples, The Comprehensive Plan: Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable in the 21st Century provides an in-depth resource for planning practitioners, elected officials, citizens, and others seeking to develop effective, impactful comprehensive plans, grounded in authentic community engagement, as a pathway to sustainability. Based on standards developed by the American Planning Association to provide a national benchmark for sustainable comprehensive planning, this book provides detailed guidance on the substance, process, and implementation of comprehensive plans that address the critical challenges facing communities in the 21st century.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I. The Planning Process

2. Setting the Stage

3. Where Are We Now and Where are We Headed?

4. Where Do We Want to Go?

5. How Do We Get There?

Part II. The Substance of the Plan

6. Natural Systems

7. Built Environment Systems: Land Use. Development and Community Character

8. Built Environment Systems: Mobility and Infrastructure

9. Social Systems

10. Economic Systems

11. Healthy Community

12. Regional Connections

Part III: Forward to Implementation

13. Implementation

14. Consistency and Coordination

15. Designing and Communicating the Plan

16. Maintaining and Updating the Plan

17. The Future of the Comprehensive Plan

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David Rouse, FAICP, ASLA, Managing Director of Research and Advisory Services, American Planning Association.

Rocky Piro, PhD, FAICP, Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism, University of Colorado, Denver.