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Planning in the USA: Policies, Issues and Processes

By: Barry Cullingworth

280 pages, B/w photos, figs


Paperback | Dec 1997 | #82133 | ISBN: 0415150124
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This introduction to the policies, theory and practice of planning outlines land use, urban planning and environmental protection policies and explains the nature of the planning process. Offering a detailed account of urbanization in the USA, Barry Cullingworth reveals the problematic nature and limitations of the planning process, the fallibility of experts, and difficulties facing policy-makers in their search for solutions. Coverage includes: land use regulation transport; housing and community development; public attitudes to planning property rights; environmental planning; and policies growth management planning and governance.


Part 1 Planning and government: the nature of planning; urbanization; governing and planning urban areas. Part 2 Land use regulation: the evolution of zoning; the institutional and legal framework; the techniques of zoning; development charges. Part 3 Quality of the environment: aesthetics; historic preservation. Part 4 Growth management: growth management and local government; urban growth management and the states. Part 5 Development issues: transportation issues; housing; community and economic development. Part 6 Environental planning: environmental policies; the limits of environmental policy.

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