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American Planning Association

Works: 766 works in 1,211 publications in 2 languages and 26,738 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Digests  Drawings  History  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Directories  Conference papers and proceedings  Architectural drawings 
Roles: Other, Publisher, isb, Editor
Classifications: NA9000, 361.60973
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Journal of the American Planning Association by American Planning Association( )

in English and Spanish and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The abundant community : awakening the power of families and neighborhoods by John McKnight( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a growing movement of people with a different vision for their local communities. They know that real satisfaction and the good life are not provided by organizations, institutions, or systems. No number of great CEO's, central offices, or long range plans produce what a community can produce. People are discovering a new possibility for their lives. They have a calling. They are called. And together they call upon themselves. This possibility is idealistic, and yet it is an ideal within our grasp. It is a possibility that is both idealistic and realistic. Our culture leads us to believe that a satisfying life can be purchased. It tells us that in the place where we live, we don't have the resources to create a good life. This book reminds us that a neighborhood that can raise a child, provide security, sustain our health, secure our income, and care for our vulnerable people is within the power of our community. This book gives voice to our ideal of a beloved community. It reminds us of our power to create a hope-filled life. It assures us that when we join together with our neighbors we are the architects of the future where we want to live
Planning by American Society of Planning Officials( )

in English and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. for 1972- include American Society of Planning Officials. ASPO survey of planning schools, 13th-
Conservation design for subdivisions : a practical guide to creating open space networks by Randall Arendt( )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Conservation Design for Subdivisions, Randall G. Arendt explores better ways of designing new residential developments. He presents a practical handbook for residential developers, site designers, local officials, and landowners that explains how to implement new ideas about land-use planning and environmental protection. Abundantly illustrated with site plans (in color), floor plans, photographs, and renditions of houses and landscapes, it describes a series of simple and straightforward techniques that allow for land-conserving development." "The author proposes a step-by-step approach to conserving natural areas by rearranging density on each development parcel as it is being planned so that no more than half of the buildable land is turned into houselots and streets. Homes are built in a less land-consumptive manner that allows the balance of property to be permanently protected and added to an interconnected network of green spaces and green corridors. Included in the volume are model zoning and subdivision ordinance provisions that can help citizens and local officials implement these innovative designs."--Jacket
Planning & environmental law( )

in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publishes summaries of federal and state judicial decisions and legislative acts that pertain to planning and environmental management
Planning and urban design standards by Frederick R Steiner( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new student edition of the definitive reference on urban planning and designPlanning and Urban Design Standards, Student Edition is the authoritative and reliable volume designed to teach students best practices and guidelines for urban planning and design.Edited from the main volume to meet the serious student's needs, this Student Edition is packed with more than 1,400 informative illustrations and includes the latest rules of thumb for designing and evaluating any land-use scheme--from street plantings to new subdivisions. Students find real help understanding all th
The high cost of free parking by Donald C Shoup( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this landmark treatise, Donald Shoup argues that free parking contributes to automobile dependence, urban sprawl, extravagant energy use, and a host of other problems. Off-street parking requirements intended to alleviate congestion end up distorting transportation choices, debasing urban design, damaging the economy, and degrading the environment. Ubiquitous free parking helps to explain why American motor vehicles now consume an eighth of the world's oil production. But it doesn't have to be this way. Shoup proposes new avenues to manage parking -- namely, charge fair market prices for curb parking, use the revenue to fund enhanced public services in the metered neighborhoods, and remove zoning requirements for off-street parking. Such measures, according to the UCLA planning professor with a PhD in economics from Yale, will make parking easier and driving less necessary. You'll never look at a parking spot the same way again. -- From publisher's description
Zoning and the American dream : promises still to keep by American Planning Association( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Practice of state and regional planning( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What planners do : power, politics, and persuasion by Charles Hoch( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do planners do? "Address issues of power, politics, and persuasion in their efforts ... to pursue the public good," writes the author in the first chapter of this powerful work. Hoch first interviewed 29 practicing planners. Then he observed each one of them at work, interacting with staff, citizens, or public officials. In What Planners Do, he tells their stories. He exposes the tension between the authority of the professional planner and the politics of the public good by taking you inside the "real world" of planning practice
Rural and small town planning by American Planning Association( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land use law & zoning digest( )

in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Site planning for solar access : a guidebook for residential developers and site planners by Duncan Erley( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual is intended to guide developers, site planners, and builders in designing residential developments so that access to sunlight is maintained for planned or potential solar collectors. Almost any housing development can be designed to facilitate the use of solar energy. Differences are not in costs but in planning. Described in this guidebook are the major elements of planning a housing site to protect solar access. These developments are: (1) site selection and analysis, (2) preliminary site planning, (3) general design approaches and techniques, (4) specific design strategies, (5) landscaping and plantings, and (6) covenants and easements. Also presented are two case studies which demonstrate the application of approaches and techniques discussed. Over 100 figures and tables supplement the written material. (Wb)
Planning for post-disaster recovery and reconstruction by James Schwab( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive handbook for disaster response and recovery can help community leaders and planners educate their constituencies on how informed decisions and choices can affect the rebuilding process and yield a safer, more sustainable community. It includes a primer in disaster operations, a planner's tool kit for both emergency and long-term measures, a section on hazard identification and risk assessment, and several comprehensive case studies
Windfalls for wipeouts : land value capture and compensation by American Planning Association( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transportation/land use connection : a framework for practical policy by Terry Moore( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the need for public-sector investment in land-use and transportation development and the tools and techniques planners can use to integrate transportation and land use. It looks at the forces shaping cities and their transportation systems, frameworks for evaluating transportation and land-use policies, and the role of regional comprehensive plans. The book's unique format makes it easy to skim, gleaning the basics and finding the specific information you need. Appendices cover congestion pricing, microeconomic analysis, benefit-cost analysis, and more
The environmental planning handbook for sustainable communities and regions by Thomas L Daniels( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental protection is a global issue that largely depends on effective and timely action at the local level. In The Environmental Planning Handbook, Tom Daniels clarifies complex environmental issues, examines sustainability efforts, and offers step-by-step guidance for local governments to incorporate sustainable environmental quality into local and regional comprehensive planning
Land, growth & politics by John Melvin DeGrove( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smart growth in a changing world by Jonathan Barnett( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The United States is in the midst of a crisis of energy consumption and environmental degradation, whose costs will become increasingly clear as our population skyrockets and our cities continue to sprawl. Unchecked development in multicity regions has damaged the natural environment, snarled traffic, and caused us to burn petroleum at a rate far greater than the rest of the world. Smart Growth in a Changing World documents the United States' hidden growth crisis and shows how balanced transportation and natural resource preservation can put urban development on a sustainable path, as well as making it more efficient and equitable for consumers. This groundbreaking volume on the urban dilemma features case studies on transportation and conservation in Florida and the Northeast as well as proposals for hazard migration, green cities, mixed-use centers, walkable neighborhoods, and planning policies at the national level. As our global competitors are investing in smart growth strategies such as high-speed rail lines and regional rapid transit, this timely book calls for a similarly forward-thinking new development approach in the United States."--Publisher summary
Protecting nontidal wetlands by David G Burke( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though more than half of the original wetlands in the continental United States have been destroyed, there is a move afoot to protect this invaluable resource. How can communities create effective local wetland protection programs? This report presents a detailed model ordinance that communities can use to draft a new ordinance or just amend one that already exists. It defines and descibes wetlands, explains why they are important to preserve, and examines their status in the United States. The report also examines federal, state, and local wetland regulations that communities frequently use to protect nontidal wetlands, can be used to protect them from drainage and development. Includes numberous photos depicting wetlands and the wildlife that lives in them and a broad sampling of language gathered from an APA survey of local ordinances that are part of wetland protection programs, along with commentary. An invaluable tool for those trying to protect the wetlands that are left in the United States
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The abundant community : awakening the power of families and neighborhoods
Conservation design for subdivisions : a practical guide to creating open space networksPlanning and urban design standardsThe high cost of free parkingZoning and the American dream : promises still to keepThe Practice of state and regional planningWhat planners do : power, politics, and persuasionPlanning for post-disaster recovery and reconstructionWindfalls for wipeouts : land value capture and compensation
Alternative Names

controlled identityAmerican Institute of Planners

controlled identityAmerican Society of Planning Officials


American Planning Association


APA (American Planning Association)

APA (American Planning Association Washington)

Planning Association

Planning Association United States

Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association.

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Spanish (1)