Planning Textbooks New textbooks for the 2019-2020 academic year

We are proud to present our Planning textbook catalogue! Browse our selection of titles designed for the classroom and focusing on a wide range of key areas in these important and expanding field.

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  • Zoning

    A Guide for 21st-Century Planning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elliott Sclar, Bernadette Baird-Zars, Lauren Ames Fisher, Valerie Stahl

    Zoning is at once a key technical competency of urban planning practice and a highly politicized regulatory tool. How this contradiction between the technical and political is resolved has wide-reaching implications for urban equity and sustainability, two key concerns of urban planning. Moving…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge

  • The Planner's Use of Information

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Hemalata C. Dandekar

    For more than 35 years, planners have depended on The Planner's Use of Information to help them address their information needs. While the ability to manage complex information skillfully remains central to the practice of planning, the variety and quantity of information have ballooned in the last…

    Paperback – 2019-09-13
    Routledge

  • Community Livability

    Issues and Approaches to Sustaining the Well-Being of People and Communities, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Fritz Wagner, Roger W. Caves

    What is a livable community? How do you design and develop one? What does government at all levels need to do to support and nurture the cause of livable communities? Using a blend of theory and practice, the second edition of Community Livability addresses evidence from international, state and…

    Paperback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge

  • Urban Design

    The Composition of Complexity, 2nd Edition

    By Ron Kasprisin

    Urban design is a process of establishing a structural order within human settlements; responding to dynamic emergent meanings and functions in a constant state of flux. The planning/design process is complex due to the myriad of ongoing (urban) organizational and structural relationships and…

    Paperback – 2019-08-02
    Routledge

  • Pragmatic Spatial Planning

    Practial Theory for Professionals, 1st Edition

    By Charles Hoch

    Instead of seeking theory to justify practical professional judgments this book describes how professionals can and should use theory to guide these judgments. Professional spatial planning in the US, and globally, continues to suffer from a weak conceptual grasp of its own practice. Practitioners…

    Paperback – 2019-07-11
    Routledge

  • Introduction To Environmental Impact Assessment

    5th Edition

    By John Glasson, Riki Therivel

    A comprehensive, clearly structured and readable overview of the subject, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment has established itself as the leading introduction to EIA worldwide. This fifth edition is a major update reflecting many significant changes in EIA procedures, process,…

    Paperback – 2019-02-22
    Routledge
    Natural and Built Environment Series

  • Doing Research in Urban and Regional Planning

    Lessons in Practical Methods, 1st Edition

    By Diana MacCallum, Courtney Babb, Carey Curtis

    Doing Research in Urban and Regional Planning provides a basic introduction to methodology and methods in planning research. It brings together the methods most commonly used in planning, explaining their key applications and basic protocols. It addresses the unique needs of planners by dealing…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Natural and Built Environment Series

  • Planning for Climate Change

    A Reader in Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Design for Resilient Cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elisabeth M. Hamin Infield, Yaser Abunnasr, Robert L. Ryan

    This book provides an overview of the large and interdisciplinary literature on the substance and process of urban climate change planning and design, using the most important articles from the last 15 years to engage readers in understanding problems and finding solutions to this increasingly…

    Paperback – 2018-10-04
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Heritage

    Merging Environmental Conservation and Historic Preservation, 1st Edition

    By Amalia Leifeste, Barry L. Stiefel

    This book brings together ecological-conservation theory and heritage-preservation theory and shows how these two realms have common purpose. Through theoretical discussion and illustrative examples, Sustainable Heritage reframes the history of multiple movements within preservation and…

    Paperback – 2018-07-17
    Routledge

  • Planning Practice

    Critical Perspectives from the UK, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jessica Ferm, John Tomaney

    Planning Practice: Critical Perspectives from the UK provides the only comprehensive overview of contemporary planning practice in the UK. Drawing on contributions from leading researchers in the field, it examines the tools, contexts and outcomes of planning practice. Part I examines planning…

    Paperback – 2018-06-05
    Routledge

  • Housing in America

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Marijoan Bull, Alina Gross

    Housing is a fundamental need and universal part of human living that shapes our lives in profound ways that go far beyond basic sheltering. Where we live can determine our self-image, social status, health and safety, quality of public services, access to jobs, and transportation options. But the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-03
    Routledge

  • Planning with Complexity

    An Introduction to Collaborative Rationality for Public Policy, 2nd Edition

    By Judith E. Innes, David E. Booher

    In an era of rapid change, uncertainty, and hyperpartisanship, when wicked problems abound, tools for solving public problems are more essential than ever. The authors lay out a new theory for collaborative practice in planning, public administration, and public policy. Planning with Complexity…

    Paperback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge

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