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Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America
Bruce E. Babbitt
1559630930
August 2005
Hardcover
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Babbitt served as secretary of the interior from 1993 to 2001, which put him at the helm during the infamous spotted owl controversy. In this refreshingly to-the-point and commonsensical account of the formulation of major land-use initiatives and assessment of the thorny thicket of science and politics from which pioneering environmental policies must emerge, Babbitt traces his journey from bewilderment to a clear vision of the need for productive partnerships between local and federal authorities to ensure a balance between development and conservation. Babbitt shares his unique and invaluable experience and perspective in lively and illuminating assessments of such environmental successes as the Everglades Forever Act, nature preserves, restored tallgrass prairies, and dismantled dams. He is especially enlightening in...


Road to Ruin
Dom Nozzi
0275981290
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Review
“[P]rovides an arsenal of facts for a campaign against the types of land use patterns popularly and pejoratively perceived as sprawl and the types of transportation improvements that encourage those patterns. The book is easily accessibe to planners, planning commissioners, policymakers, students, or citizens with an interest in the topic.”–Journal of the American Planning Association

Book Description
What causes sprawl, and are there sensible solutions to its aggravating problems? Nozzi delivers an easy-to-follow introduction to sprawl's causes and offers common-sense solutions available to communities. The time is ripe for resurrecting the tradition of designing that makes people, not cars, happy.

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Land Development Calculations: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis and Design
Walter Martin Hosack
007136255X
June 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
It is the kind of simplified tool that many of us in practice sorely need" - Jamie Greene, AICP, AIA, Principal, American Communities Partnership *The first computational tool for land development and site planning analysis and design *Real-world case studies, with photographs and plans, illustrate how alternative development options would affect the project results *Includes a CD-ROM containing 30 interactive spreadsheets that can be used for every type of land development scenario

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Discusses several new tools on a CD-ROM that can improve our ability to evaluate the development capacity of land, the context produced, the cost involved, the tax and investment yield implied, the tax abatement feasible, and the relationship between this built environment and the...


Urban Land Use Planning
Edward J. Kaiser
0252021010
January 1995
Textbook Hardcover
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Urban Land Use Planning
Philip R. Berke
0252030796
February 2006
Hardcover
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Hypothetical City Workbook III
Ann-Margaret Esnard
0252073460
Apr 2006
Paperback
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Planner's Estimating Guide
Arthur C. Nelson
1884829767
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Land Use In a Nutshell
Robert Ross Wright
031423859X
May 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This text is targeted at students in the subject of land use controls and urban planning. The text discusses practically all of the subject matter contained in the leading casebooks. Therefore, even though the casebook used and the emphasis placed upon the material may vary, students utilizing this text should find coverage of most of the material discussed in class. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney.


The Complete Guide to Zoning: How Real Estate Owners and Developers Can Create and Preserve Property Value
Dwight Merriam
0071443797
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The only consumer's guide to making sense of land-use laws and regulations Many property owners have no idea what their rights are when it comes to altering their properties, or protecting themselves from encroachment by developers and the misguided building and renovation plans of neighbors. Written by a leading national expert on land-use law, The Complete Guide to Zoning tells home owners, developers, and investors nationwide everything you need to know about getting approvals and protecting your property rights. In plain English, Dwight Merriam explains how to: Get fast approvals for building and renovation plans Obtain building permits and variances Fight development projects Use land-use laws to protect and increase property values Identify and work around laws that limit building and renovation plans...


Rainforest Cities
John O. Browder
0231106548
June 1997
Hardcover
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Norman Myers author of The Primary Source: Tropical Forests and Our Future
Brings into focus the entire urban dimension of environmental change in Amazonia. Read the book and you will find it enlarges your understanding of the world's last great rainforest frontier. It presents an impressive rethinking of conventional analyses of social change and regional development throughout Amazonia. A splendid publication. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Amazonia has undergone a significant urban transformation since the late 1970s. This is the first comprehensive analysis of urbanization in the Brazilian Amazon. Drawing on comparative household and sectoral survey research, the authors find that the growth of Amazon cities fits no single current theory of...


Zoned out: Regulation, Markets, and Choices in Transportation and Metropolitan Land-Use
Jonathan Levine
1933115157
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Researchers have responded to urban sprawl, congestion, and pollution by assessing alternatives such as smart growth, new urbanism, and transit-oriented development. Underlying this has been the presumption that, for these options to be given serious consideration as part of policy reform, science has to prove that they will reduce auto use and increase transit, walking, and other physical activity. Zoned Out forcefully argues that the debate about transportation and land-use planning in the United States has been distorted by a myth-the myth that urban sprawl is the result of a free market. According to this myth, low-density, auto-dependent development dominates U.S. metropolitan areas because that is what Americans prefer. Jonathan Levine confronts the free market myth by pointing out that land development is...


Urban Sprawl and Public Health: Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities
Howard Frumkin
1559633050
June 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Andres Duany, Town Planner DPZ, and author of Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
"details how our lifestyle leads to serious health problems....one of the central texts of the New Urbanism." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
In Urban Sprawl and Public Health, Howard Frumkin, Lawrence Frank, and Richard Jackson, three of the nation's leading public health and urban planning experts explore an intriguing question: How does the physical environment in which we live affect our health? For decades, growth and development in our communities has been of the low-density, automobile-dependent type known as sprawl. The authors examine the direct and indirect impacts of sprawl on human health and well-being,...


Rainforest Cities
John O. Browder
0231106556
Aug 1997
Paperback
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Review
" Rainforest Cities provides the first comprehensive analysis of the varied and volatile settlement patterns that characterise the urbanisation process in the Amazon.... a valuable contribution to regional development and environmental studies." -- David Hyndman, University of Queensland, Anthropological Forum

Review
"Brings into focus the entire urban dimension of environmental change in Amazonia. Read the book and you will find it enlarges your understanding of the world's last great rainforest frontier. It presents an impressive rethinking of conventional analyses of social change and regional development throughout Amazonia. A splendid publication." -- Norman Myers, author of The Primary Source: Tropical Forests and Our Future

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Sustainable Land Use Planning
Hubert N. Van Lier (Editor)
0444818359
March 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Hardbound. This book deals entirely with the new challenge of sustainable land use. Focusing primarily on rural land uses, it answers many questions (e.g. what is sustainability? how can it be achieved? what role can land use planning play? and how can it be incorporated into existing land use planning methods?) by demonstrating new policies, new methods, and examples of projects that include sustainability in land use planning.This book will be of great value to landscape and urban planners, environmental scientists, conservationists, and all those responsible for creating policies and making projects regarding future land uses and rural reconstructions in the countryside.


Language of Planning
Albert Z. Guttenberg
0252020030
Nov 1993
Hardcover
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Language of Planning
Albert Z. Guttenberg
0252063074
Nov 1993
Paperback
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Community Planning: An Introduction to the Comprehensive Plan
Eric Damian Kelly
1559635401
January 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Community Planning is an introductory textbook that provides a thorough examination of the comprehensive planning process as practiced in the United States today. The authors consider all aspects of the comprehensive plan: its elements, adoption, and implementation. The book: introduces the planning student to the job of a planner defines and explains the importance of a comprehensive plan details the separate elements that make up the comprehensive plan directs students to resources for obtaining data necessary for creating and updating a plan provides techniques for citizen participation The authors begin with a series of six chapters that offer a step-by-step approach to creating a comprehensive plan for a city, county, town, or village. Following that, they consider focused and specialized plans for...

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