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  • Coastal Zone Management

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Felter, Marya Morris

    Coastal watershed counties make up less than 20 percent of the total U.S. land area, yet they are home to more than half the nation’s population. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Coastal Population Report, these counties are already more than three times…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01

  • 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

  • Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook

    Model Statutes for Planning and the Management of Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stuart Meck

    States and their local governments have practical tools to help combat urban sprawl, protect farmland, promote affordable housing, and encourage redevelopment. They appear in the American Planning Association's Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook: Model Statutes for Planning and the Management of…

    Paperback – 2002-01-01

  • Project Management for Planners

    1st Edition

    By Terry A. Clark

    Busy urban planners who increasingly are required to do more, faster, with less are uniquely qualified to use structured project management, a technique long practiced by the military and the construction and information technology industries. AICP member and certified project manager Terry Clark…

    Paperback – 2002-01-01

  • Model Subdivision Regulations

    1st Edition

    By Robert H. Freilich, Michael M. Shultz

    A major revision of a classic planning text. This book contains a complete model subdivision ordinance for city and county governments as well as more than 100 pages of legal commentary. The model regulations are generally compatible with all state statutes and work in urban, suburban, and rural…

    Paperback – 1995-01-01

  • Planning Made Easy

    1st Edition

    By William Toner, Efraim Gil, Enid Lucchesi, Carol Barrett, Robert Joice

    Developing a program to train planning commissioners and zoning board members takes a lot of time and effort. This manual makes the process easier. It covers the basics of community planning, zoning, subdivision regulation, and ethics. With chapters organized in discrete modules, it's ideal for…

    Hardback – 1994-04-01

  • 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

  • Job of the Practicing Planner

    1st Edition

    By Albert Solnit

    This practical handbook demystifies development review. It explains the tools of local regulation and the technical, bureaucratic, and organizational skills planners need to be effective. Solnit shows how to work with developers, evaluate projects, and use fiscal impact analysis. Includes a section…

    Paperback – 1988-10-01

  • Job of the Planning Commissioner

    1st Edition

    By Albert Solnit

    A popular and practical guide on how to be an effective planning commissioner. Filled with checklists and outlines, it's both a good introduction and a handy reference. Includes a training checklist for new commissioners, criteria for keeping a master plan in working order, lists of tools to guide…

    Paperback – 1987-06-01

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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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