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Updated in a new 9th edition, Contemporary Urban Planning provides readers with in-depth coverage of the historic, economic, political, legal, and environmental factors affecting urban planning. 

With updated coverage of the Obama administration’s response to the 2009 economic downturn, Levy also addresses the most pressing issues in urban development today - including the subprime mortgage crisis and home foreclosures, federal funding for public transportation, and new standards for “green” buildings.

 

Table of Contents

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

PART I. THE BACKGROUND AND DEVELOPMENT OF CONTEMPORARY PLANNING.

 1. An Overview.
 
 2. The Urbanization of America.
 
 3. The History of Planning: Part I.

 4. The History of Planning: Part II.

PART II. THE STRUCTURE AND PRACTICE OF CONTEMPORARY PLANNING.

 5. The Legal Basis of Planning.

 6. The Rights of Outsiders 
 
 7. Planning and Politics.

 8. The Social Issues.

 9. The Comprehensive Plan.

 10. The Tools of Land-Use Planning.
 
 11. Making Zoning More Flexible
 
 12. Form-Based Zoning

PART III. FIELDS OF PLANNING.

13. Urban Design.

14. Urban Renewal and Community Development.

15. The Housing Bubble and the Problem of Abandonment 
 
16. Transportation Planning.

17. Economic Development Planning.

18. Growth Management, Smart Growth, and Sustainable Development.

19. Environmental and Energy Planning.

 

       20. Environmental Policy During the Bush and Obama Administrations.

21. Planning for Metropolitan Regions.

PART IV. LARGER QUESTIONS.

22. National Planning in the United States.

23. What's Next? 
 
24. Planning in Other Nations.

25. Planning Theory.
 
Selected Bibliography
 
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205781591
Author:
Levy, John M
Publisher:
Pearson
Author:
Levy, John M.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
General
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
City planning -- United States.
Subject:
Urban policy -- United States.
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies City Specific
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
March 2010
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in 581 gr

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