Planning in the USA
Policies, Issues, and Processes, 4th Edition
Routledge – 2014 – 522 pages
This extensively revised and updated fourth edition of Planning in the USA continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the policies, theory and practice of planning. Outlining land use, urban planning, and environmental protection policies, this fully illustrated book explains the nature of the planning process and the way in which policy issues are identified, defined, and approached.
This full colour edition incorporates new planning legislation and regulations at the state and federal layers of government, updated discussion on current economic issues, and examples of local ordinances in a variety of planning areas. Key updates include:
This book gives a detailed account of urbanization in the United States and reveals the problematic nature and limitations of the planning process, the fallibility of experts, and the difficulties facing policy-makers in their search for solutions. Planning in the USA is an essential book for students, planners and all who are concerned with the nature of contemporary urban and environmental problems.
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
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).