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For introductory courses in urbanization, urban affairs, and urban problems.Based on the author's extensive experience as a working planner, this book gives students 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 text 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.
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Reflecting the author's many years' experience as a working planner, this text focuses on public planinng at the substate level -- that which is done by and for cities, counties, towns, and other units of local governments -- and examines much more briefly planning for metropolitan regions, the states, and the question of national planning. Throughout, it emphasizes politics, economics, ideology, law, and the question of who benefits and who loses by particular decisions.From the Back Cover:
Based on the author's extensive experience as a working city planner, this book gives an insider's view of sub-state urban planning—the "nitty-gritty" details of the interplay of politics, law, money, and interest groups. It examines the underlying forces of growth and change and discusses frankly who benefits and loses by particular decisions. Offers full chapter coverage of crime and the criminal justice system. Discusses in detail the problem of homelessness and its links to housing markets and planning practice. Provides an update on international efforts to deal with the greenhouse effect, with an account of the Kyoto summit on the matter. Updates material on traffic management techniques. For city planners, social workers, and other state or municipal employees who need a reference on urban planning.
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Book Description Prentice-Hall, 1988. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110131712160