Contemporary Urban Planning

Contemporary Urban Planning

Contemporary Urban Planning

Reflecting the author's many years of experience as a working planner, this volume focuses on public planning at the state, metropolitan, and particularly, the local level. Throughout, John M. Levy emphasizes politics, economics, ideology, law and the question of who benefits and who loses by particular decisions. The first half of the book presents a history of planning, the legal basis and political setting of planning, some of the social issues in planning, and the basics of land use controls and comprehensive planning. The second section contains chapters on various fields of planning - urban design, capital facilities planning, urban renewal and community development, transportation planning, economic development planning, growth management planning, environmental planning, and planning for metropolitan regions. The book concludes with a chapter on national planning and a chapter on planning theory.

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Genre : City planning
Author : John M. Levy
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Release : 1997
Total Pages : 347 Pages
ISBN : 0135753171


Contemporary Urban Planning

Contemporary Urban Planning

Based on the author's extensive experience as a working planner, this book gives readers an insider's view of sub-state urban planning--the ¿nitty-gritty¿ details on the interplay of politics, law, money, and interest groups. The author takes a balanced, non-judgmental approach to introduce a range of ideological and political perspectives on the operation of political, economic, and demographic forces in city planning. Unlike other books on the subject, this one is strong in its coverage of economics, law, finance, and urban governance. It examines the underlying forces of growth and change and discusses frankly who benefits and loses by particular decisions. A four-part organization covers the background and development of contemporary planning; the structure and practice of contemporary planning; fields of planning; and national planning in the United States and other nations, and planning theory. For individuals headed for a career in planning.

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Genre : City planning
Author : John M. Levy
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Release : 1988
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015012244896


Contemporary Urban Planning

Contemporary Urban Planning

John Levy is Professor Emeritus at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in Blacksburg, VA, USA.

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Author : John M. Levy
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-08-01
Total Pages : 504 Pages
ISBN : 1138666386


Research Tracks In Urbanism Dynamics Planning And Design In Contemporary Urban Territories

Research Tracks In Urbanism Dynamics Planning And Design In Contemporary Urban Territories

Maybe the Global Village metaphor has never been more accurate than it is today, where societies join forces in the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic, in a global coordinated effort, possibly never tested before in the known history of Humankind. Although we are sure that in the past some other shared demands have united the different peoples of the world, this has never been so strongly necessary, mainly in what the global scientific community is concerned. This is a fight for the survival of a society. However, we should not lose sight of what we are fighting for. We fight together for people. Not just for the abstract value of Human life, but for life in society as a whole, including its moral and ethical aspects. The topics of this book are based on this claim, on what makes it possible. We do not build our lives in a vacuum, or in distant Invisible Cities, but through a higher value, which represents physical life in society: the City, built by the discipline of Urbanism. This book is a spin-off of the International Research Seminar on Urbanism_SIIU2020. Inspired by the contents of twelve research seminars, a group of researchers from the universities of Barcelona, Lisbon and São Paulo discuss the contemporary agenda of research in Urbanism. Following the conference, a selection of 35 original double-blind peer-reviewed research papers were brought together with different perspectives about such an agenda.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Alessia Allegri
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-09-12
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781000464139


Strategic Planning For Contemporary Urban Regions

Strategic Planning For Contemporary Urban Regions

In 2005, the Provincial Administration of Milan and a group of researchers from the city's polytechnic developed a new 'Strategic Plan' for Milan's urban region. This book examines the Milan Plan in detail, showing the project's insights into planning the

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Alessandro Balducci
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 0754679675


Planetizen S Contemporary Debates In Urban Planning

Planetizen S Contemporary Debates In Urban Planning

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.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Abhijeet Chavan
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2007-07-06
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 1597261327


From Student To Urban Planner

From Student To Urban Planner

For many young planners, the noble intentions with going to planning school seem starkly out of place in the neoliberal worlds they have come to inhabit. For some, the huge gap between the power they thought they would have and what they actually do is not only worrying, but also deeply discouraging. But for some others, practice means finding practical and creative solutions to overcome challenges and complexities. How do young planners in different settings respond to seemingly similar situations like these? What do they do – give up, adjust, or fight back? What role did their planning education play, and could it have helped in preparing and assisting them to respond to the world they are encountering? In this edited volume, stories of young planners from sixteen countries that engage these questions are presented. The sixteen cases range from settings with older, established planning systems (e.g., USA, the Netherlands, and the UK) to settings where the system is less set (e.g., Brazil), being remodeled (e.g., South Africa and Bosnia Herzegovina), and under stress (e.g., Turkey and Poland). Each chapter explores what might be done differently to prepare young planners for the complexities and challenges of their ‘real worlds’. This book not only points out what is absent, but also offers planning educators an alternative vision. The editors and esteemed contributors provide reflections and suggestions as to how this new generation of young planners can be supported to survive in, embrace, and change the world they are encountering, and, in the spirit of planning, endeavor to ‘change it for the better’.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Tuna Taşan-Kok
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-12-06
Total Pages : 326 Pages
ISBN : 9781317538165


Contemporary Issues In Australian Urban And Regional Planning

Contemporary Issues In Australian Urban And Regional Planning

Contemporary Issues in Australian Urban and Regional Planning looks at a wide range of planning issues in Australia from the city to the regional scale, covering key topics in sustainable development and planning including economic, social, environmental and governance perspectives. It also covers issues of climate change, population and urbanization trends, economic competitiveness and the Quadruple Bottom Line (QBL) Sustainability agenda. The book is organized around three key elements: Pressures and Principles of development and planning for sustainability Planning Practice and Processes focused on essential topics including cities, regions, rural areas, and social and environmental issues and Future Processes and Prospects for planning practice and education covering the fundamental issues of assessing sustainability, managing risk, effective participation and evolving approaches to planning education. Contemporary Issues in Australian Urban and Regional Planning is an invaluable resource for students and practitioners of planning and related fields and provides a critical perspective on current issues in evolving natural and socio-economic contexts in Australian planning.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Julie Brunner
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-05-15
Total Pages : 396 Pages
ISBN : 9781317592884


Urban Planning In North Africa

Urban Planning In North Africa

There has been relatively little written on the history of urban planning in North Africa, despite the wealth of towns and cities in this region which date back to Antiquity. The book explores the history of urban planning in North Africa and the challenges confronting contemporary urban planning in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. It examines the transnational flow of planning ideas during the colonial period, namely through the French, British, and Italian colonial presence, and the Portuguese and Spanish influences as well, and discusses key challenges currently confronting urban planning in the major urban centers in the region. The fifteen chapters that constitute the book offer an informed analysis of the history of urban planning in North Africa, covering the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial periods.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Carlos Nunes Silva
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-07-07
Total Pages : 210 Pages
ISBN : 9781317003571


Ecologically Compatible Urban Planning

Ecologically Compatible Urban Planning

By providing an in-depth analysis of contemporary urbanization, an understanding of the dimension of the phenomena and its cause-effect mechanism, this book maps how ecologically-compatible planning in the contemporary city may successfully design a healthier environment.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Stefano Salata
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2019-10-18
Total Pages : 184 Pages
ISBN : 9781789737851