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  • Crafting Form-Based Codes

    Resilient Design, Policy, and Regulation, 1st Edition

    By Korkut Onaran

    This book is for the well-meaning idealists – city planners, urban designers, municipalities, and developers – who are frustrated working within the messy political environments of local democracies. It provides practical tools for crafting form-based rules that can facilitate effective…

    Paperback – 2018-10-10
    Routledge

  • Planning for AuthentiCITIES

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laura Tate, Brettany Shannon

    Authenticity resonates throughout the urbanizing world. As cities’ commercial corridors and downtowns start to look increasingly the same, and gentrification displaces many original neighborhood residents, we are left with a sense that our cities are becoming "hollowed out," bereft of the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-19
    Routledge

  • Small Cities with Big Dreams

    Creative Placemaking and Branding Strategies, 1st Edition

    By Greg Richards, Lian Duif

    How can small cities make an impact in a globalizing world dominated by ‘world cities’ and urban development strategies aimed at increasing agglomeration? This book addresses the challenges of smaller cities trying to put themselves on the map, attract resources and initiate development.…

    Paperback – 2018-07-19
    Routledge

  • Suburbia Reimagined

    Ageing and Increasing Populations in the Low-Rise City, 1st Edition

    By Leon van Schaik, Nigel Bertram

    Worldwide, more and more people are living in cities, with suburbs conceived as appendages to the city, rather than being part of the city system, which is densely populated and offers a full range of services. But suburbs are not the city spread too thin, and in fact hold potential for a…

    Paperback – 2018-07-09
    Routledge

  • Livable Cities from a Global Perspective

    1st Edition

    Edited by Roger W. Caves, Fritz Wagner

    Livable Cities from a Global Perspective offers case studies from around the world on how cities approach livability. They address the fundamental question, what is considered "livable?" The journey each city has taken or is currently taking is unique and context specific. There is no such …

    Paperback – 2018-05-03
    Routledge

  • Design for Social Diversity

    2nd Edition

    By Emily Talen, Sungduck Lee

    The most successful urban communities are very often those that are the most diverse – in terms of income, age, family structure and ethnicity – and yet poor urban design and planning can stifle the very diversity that makes communities successful. Just as poor urban design can lead to sterile…

    Paperback – 2018-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • The Citizen's Guide to Planning

    4th Edition

    By Christopher Duerksen, Gregory C Dale, Donald L Elliott

    APA's popular primer for citizens is all new! For decades, planning officials and engaged citizens have relied on this book for a better understanding of the basics of planning. Now the authors have revised this perennial bestseller into a 21st-century guide for anyone who wants to make his or her…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Fundamentals of Plan Making

    Methods and Techniques, 1st Edition

    By Edward J. Jepson, Jr., Jerry Weitz

    Urban and regional planning programs aspire to prepare practitioners to write and implement plans, primarily at the local level of government. These programs are very much "professional" in their aspirations, as opposed to research oriented. Yet, academic planning programs often place greater…

    Paperback – 2015-12-02
    Routledge

  • Planning Commissioners Guide

    Processes for Reasoning Together, 2nd Edition

    By C Gregory Dale, Benjamin A Herman, Anne McBride

    Across the country, communities rely on their planning commissions for guidance. But who guides the planning commissioners? This step-by-step guidebook gets new commissioners off on the right foot and helps experienced commission members navigate their roles. The authors, all practicing planners,…

    Paperback – 2014-10-07
    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

  • Comprehensive City Planning

    Introduction & Explanation, 1st Edition

    By Melville Branch

    The author’s classic text focuses on the development of cities and how they have been planned and managed through the ages. The tie between land use and municipal administration is explored throughout. Topics include the roots of city management and planning; physical and socioeconomic views of…

    Paperback – 1985-01-01
    Routledge

  • Citizen's Guide to Zoning

    1st Edition

    By Herbert Smith

    First published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. An easy-to-read book about zoning that cuts the jargon out but leaves the wisdom in. Smith explains the fundamental principles of zoning, how to develop zoning regulations, and the nuts and bolts of a…

    Paperback – 1983-01-01
    Routledge

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Some cities have long-treasured waterfront promenades, many cities have recently built ones, and others have plans to create them as opportunities arise. Based on wide research, Urban Waterfront Promenades examines the possibilities for public spaces and offers design and planning approaches useful for professionals, community decision-makers, and scholars. Extensive plans, cross sections, and photographs permit visual comparison.

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