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AICP Certification Exam Selected Readings

The following list of books may help planners who are preparing to take the AICP Certification Examination

  • Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness

    An Introductory Text for Emergency Management and Planning Professionals, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Anna K. Schwab, Dylan Sandler, David J. Brower

    This book introduces the concept of hazards as part of the earth’s natural systems, in contrast to "disasters," which occur at the intersection of the built and natural environments. The authors emphasize choices made by society that either increase or diminish our level of vulnerability to the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-14
    CRC Press

  • The Ethical Planning Practitioner

    1st Edition

    By Jerry Weitz

    If a local college gives a city planner tickets to a sold-out football game, is it wrong to take them — even if the planner pays? Should a planning consultant bid on a project that has a clearly unrealistic timeframe? Can a planning director moonlight for another agency? For practicing planners,…

    Paperback – 2016-02-07
    Routledge

  • Rural by Design

    Planning for Town and Country, 2nd Edition

    By Randall Arendt

    For America’s rural and suburban areas, new challenges demand new solutions. Author Randall Arendt meets them in an entirely new edition of Rural by Design. When this planning classic first appeared 20 years ago, it showed how creative, practical land-use planning can preserve open space and keep…

    Paperback – 2015-03-30
    Routledge

  • Environmental Planning Handbook

    2nd Edition

    By Tom Daniels

    Environmental protection is a global issue. But most of the action is happening at the local level. How can communities keep their air clean, their water pure, and their people and property safe from climate and environmental hazards? Newly updated, The Environmental Planning Handbook gives local…

    Paperback – 2014-10-08
    Routledge

  • The High Cost of Free Parking

    Updated Edition, 1st Edition

    By Donald Shoup

    One of the American Planning Association’s most popular and influential books is finally in paperback, with a new preface from the author on how thinking about parking has changed since this book was first published. In this no-holds-barred treatise, Donald Shoup argues that free parking has…

    Paperback – 2011-04-01
    Routledge

  • Planner's Use of Information 2nd ed.

    1st Edition

    By Hemalata C. Dandekar

    For more than 20 years, planners have depended on The Planner's Use of Information to help them solve their information problems. While the ability to manage complex information skillfully remains central to the practice of planning, in the last two decades the variety and quantity of information…

    Paperback – 2003-09-01
    Routledge

  • Planning in Plain English

    Writing Tips for Urban and Environmental Planners, 1st Edition

    By Natalie Macris

    In this volume, the author draws from more than a decade of editing experience to explain how to craft clear, understandable, and highly readable planning documents. The author suggests ways to overcome planners' most common writing foibles: acronymns, jargon, and overuse of the passive…

    Paperback – 2002-04-01
    Routledge

  • Planning Theory for Practitioners

    1st Edition

    By Michael Brooks

    This book is recommended reading for planners preparing to take the AICP exam. In this new book, the author bridges the gap between theory and practice. The author describes an original approach-Feedback Strategy-that builds on the strengths of previous planning theories with one big…

    Paperback – 2002-01-01
    Routledge

  • Land Use and the Constitution

    Principles for Planning Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian W. Blaesser, Alan C. Weinstein

    This practical handbook explains eight constitutional principles and applies them to real-world planning situations. These statements of principles reflect consensus opinions, but the book also discusses points of dissent. It includes detailed summaries of more than fifty U.S. Supreme Court cases…

    Paperback – 1989-01-01
    Routledge

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