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Planning in the USA


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Part I. Planning and Government 1. The Nature of Planning 2. Urbanization 3. World Urbanization 4. Planning and Sustainability Part II. Land Use Regulation 5. The Evolution of Planning and Zoning 6. The Institutional and Legal Framework of Planning and Zoning 7. The Comprehensive Plan 8. The Techniques of Zoning and Subdivision Regulations 9. Financing and Planning for Development Part III. Growth Management 10. Growth Management and Local Government 11. Urban Growth Management and the States Part IV. Planning and Development Issues 12. Environmental Policy and Planning 13. The Limits of Environmental Policy 14. Transportation 15. Housing 16. Community and Economic Development 17. Urban Design and Aesthetics 18. Heritage and Historic Preservation Part VI. Conclusion 19. Some Final Questions

About the Author

Professor Barry Cullingworth was Emeritus Professor of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Delaware, and held posts at the University of Manchester, Durham, Glasgow, Birmingham, Toronto, and Cambridge.

Dr. Roger W. Caves is a Professor of City Planning and Director of the Graduate City Planning Program at San Diego State University (SDSU).


"This updated edition improves upon an already great planning textbook. Cullingworth and Caves, once again, provide a thorough, unbiased and high-quality overview of the most important debates in the field with sufficient depth and detailed information to give students entree to the actual practice of planning. The newly added sections on the impacts of Hurricane Katrina, shrinking cities, and sustainability expand the appeal and utility of this text in a variety of classroom settings." - Harley F. Etienne, Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan."Planning in the USA is an excellent comprehensive text as an introduction to the field and practice of urban planning and is exceedingly useful in public administration courses that focus on the complexities of managing urban environments. Like previous editions, authors Cullingworth and Caves address contemporary topics, policy advancements and new challenges of the profession in an understandable and insightful discussion. Topic themes are clearly presented and make this book a great choice for teaching undergraduate students" - Marie R. Wong, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Institute of Public Service, Seattle University, USA."The new material does retain both the clarity and personability of writing for which the book is highly regarded, whilst extending and updating the content. The provocative tone towards planners' self-education is likewise continued in many places; not least this can be seen again in the chapter on sustainability, which challenges readers to locate themselves as part of the problem as well as in a position to support a more sustainable future." - Richard Dunning, University of Sheffield, UK.

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