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Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

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Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning is a fascinating review of major topics and issues discussed in the field of urban planning, assembled by editors at Planetizen, the leading source of news and information for the planning and development community on the web. The book brings together a wide range of editorial and discussion topics, coupled with commentary and overviews to create an enlightening record of the continuously evolving philosophy of building and managing cities.

The book's contributors include the most well-known experts in the planning and design fields, among them James Howard Kunstler, Alex Garvin, Andres Duany, Joel Kotkin, and Wendell Cox. These and other prominent thinkers offer passionate debates and thought-provoking commentary on the most important and controversial topics in the field of urban planning and design: gentrification, eminent domain, the philosophical divide between the Smart Growth community, libertarians and New Urbanists, regional growth patterns, urban design trends, transportation systems, and reaction to disasters such as Katrina and 9/11 that changed the way we look at cities and security.

Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning provides readers with a unique and accessible introduction to a broad array of ideas and perspectives. With the increasing awareness of the need for sound urban planning to ensure the economic, environmental, and social health of modern society, Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning gives professionals in the field and concerned citizens alike a deeper understanding of the critical, complex issues that continue to challenge urban planners, designers, and developers.

Synopsis:

Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning brings together a wide range of editorial and discussion topics, coupled with commentary and overviews to create an enlightening record of the continuously evolving philosophy of building

and managing cities.

About the Author

Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange for the urban planning, design and development community.www.planetizen.org

Table of Contents

Foreword \ Neal Peirce

Acknowledgments

Introduction

 

PART I. Sprawl vs. Smart Growth

Introduction by the Editors of Planetizen

Chapter 1. A Tipping Point - But Now the Hard Part

Chapter 2. The Argument Against Smart Growth

Chapter 3. Prescription for Urban Sprawl: Adapting Smart Growth Strategies to a Big City

Chapter 4. How We Pay For Growth

Chapter 5. What Is the New Suburbanism?

Chapter 6. Preserving the American Dream by Cost, Not Coercion

Chapter 7. Zoning in a Time Warp:  The Coming "Oversupply" of Single Family Homes

 

PART II. Transportation

Introduction by the Editors of Planetizen

Chapter 1. Ten Keys to Walkable Communities

Chapter 2. The Price of Parking on Great Streets

Chapter 3. The Pricing Revolution on the Roads

Chapter 4. A Celebration of Independence: How Temporal Use of Streets Can Be a Catalyst for Change

Chapter 5. Making TODs Work: Lessons from Portland's Orenco Station

 

PART III. Urban Design

Introduction by the Editors of Planetizen

Chapter 1. Planning for the Public Realm

Chapter 2. Making Better Places: Ten City Design Resolutions

Chatper 3. Principles Essential to the Renewal of Architecture

Chapter 4. Why New Urbanism Fails

Chapter 5. Urban Parks: Innovate or Stagnate

 

PART IV. Disaster Planning

Introduction by the Editors of Planetizen

Chapter 1. Recovering New Orleans

Chapter 2. The End of Tall Buildings

Chapter 3. Fortifying America: Planning for Fear

Chapter 4. Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery

 

PART V. Society and Planning

Introduction by the Editors of Planetizen

Chapter 1. Is Gentrification Really a Threat?

Chapter 2. Gentrification Reality Tour: Neither Benign Nor Benevolent

Chapter 3. Is Kelo Good for Urban Planning?

Chapter 4. Bring Schools Back into Walkable Neighborhoods

Chapter 5. Libertarian Planning Principles Debate

 

Editors and Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597261333
Author:
Abhijeet Chavan and Christian Peralta and Christopher Steins
Publisher:
Island Press
Editor:
Chavan, Abhijeet
Editor:
Planetizen; Peralta, Christian; Steins, Christopher
Editor:
Peralta, Christian
Editor:
Chavan, Abhijeet; Peralta, Christian; Steins, Christopher; Planetizen
Editor:
Steins, Christopher
Editor:
Chavan, Abhijeet; Peralta, Christian; Steins, Christopher
Author:
Steins, Christopher
Author:
Planetizen
Author:
Chavan, Abhijeet
Author:
Peralta, Christian
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Growth
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Environmentally Conscious (Green)
Subject:
Sustainability & Green Design
Subject:
Sustainable development -- United States.
Subject:
City planning -- United States.
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies City Specific
Subject:
Landscape
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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