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Urban Planning For Dummies

Jordan Yin, W. Paul Farmer (Foreword by)
ISBN: 978-1-118-10023-3
384 pages
March 2012
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Foreword xix

Introduction 1

Part I: What Is Urban Planning 7

Chapter 1: Making Great Cities: Why Planning Matters 9

Chapter 2: Changing Places: Planning for the 21st Century 23

Chapter 3: Who Makes Urban Plans and Why 43

Chapter 4: Making Plans: A Step-by-Step Approach 57

Part II: Putting All the Pieces Together: The Main Components of an Urban Plan 75

Chapter 5: Land Use: A Place for Everything 77

Chapter 6: Housing: A Place to Call Home 97

Chapter 7: Moving the City: Transportation 119

Chapter 8: The City Beautiful: Urban Design 135

Chapter 9: The Great Outdoors: Natural Resources, Open Space, and More 149

Chapter 10: Infrastructure and Public Services: Something for Everyone 163

Part III: Hot Topics and Urban Planning Challenges 179

Chapter 11: Greening the City: Making Sustainable Places 181

Chapter 12: Urban Revitalization: Cities on the Rebound 195

Chapter 13: Rushing to the Suburbs: Managing Sprawl 207

Chapter 14: Healing the City: Planning and Disasters 223

Chapter 15: Taking Care of Business: Jobs and Economic Development 237

Chapter 16: Global Urban Planning: Answering the Challenges of Growth and Development 253

Part IV: Getting Involved and Going Further 267

Chapter 17: Getting Involved in Your Community 269

Chapter 18: Becoming a Professional Urban Planner 279

Part V: The Part of Tens 291

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Make Your Community a Better Place to Live, Work, and Play 293

Chapter 20: Ten Great Cities with Great Plans 301

Chapter 21: Ten Urban Plans You Can Find Online 309

Appendix: Resources 317

Index 325

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