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American Planning Association

Works: 753 works in 1,166 publications in 2 languages and 26,631 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Digests  Drawings  History  Designs and plans  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Directories  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Other, Publisher, Author, Editor, isb, Contributor
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 2,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Planning by American Society of Planning Officials( )

in English and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. for 1972- include American Society of Planning Officials. ASPO survey of planning schools, 13th-
Planning & environmental law( )

in English and held by 884 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 )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 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 the practical information on the physical aspects of planning and urban design they are required to know, including:* Plans and plan making* Environmental planning and management* Building types* Transportation* Utilities* Parks and open space, farming, and forestry* Places and districts* Design considerations* Projections and demand analysis* Impact assessment* Mapping* Legal foundations* Growth management preservation, conservation, and reuse* Economic and real estate developmentPlanning and Urban Design Standards, Student Edition provides essential specification and detailing information for various types of plans, environmental factors and hazards, building types, transportation planning, and mapping and GIS. In addition, expert advice guides readers on practical and graphical skills, such as mapping, plan types, and transportation planning
The high cost of free parking by Donald C Shoup( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Free parking isn't really free. In fact, the average parking space costs more than the average car. Initially, developers pay for the required parking, but soon tenants do, and then their customers, and so on, until the cost of parking has diffused throughout the economy. When we shop, eat in a restaurant, or see a movie, we pay for parking indirectly because its cost is included in the price of everything from hamburgers to housing. The total subsidy for parking is staggering, about the size of the Medicare or national defense budgets. But free parking has other costs: It distorts transportation choices, warps urban form, and degrades the environment." "This book unravels current parking policies and proposes sensible, fair alternatives that will free us from the high cost of free parking."--Jacket
Zoning and the American dream : promises still to keep by American Planning Association( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservation design for subdivisions : a practical guide to creating open space networks by Randall Arendt( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 457 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
The Practice of state and regional planning( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 444 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 368 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 )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book challenges the conventional wisdom about what you and I can do as citizens to shape our future. McKnight and Block offer concrete examples of what citizens can do and have done by drawing on resources in their families and communities."--David Mathews, President, Kettering Foundation" ""This book is the basis for health and happiness in any society. A must-read".--Quentin Young, Chairman, Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, and former President, American Public Health Association" ""'What we need is here.'That line from a Wendell Berry poem sums up the theme that runs through this vital and timely book. No one is better equipped to help us test this truth than John McKnight and Peter Block. This book is a treasure. And it can help us recover the treasures hidden in plain sight within and among us, renewing ourselves and our democracy as we go."--Parker J. Palmer, author of A Hidden Wholeness, Let Your Life Speak, and The Courage to Teach and founder, Center for Courage and Renewal" ""Don't wait for a politician, scientist, infomercial, or lottery ticket to come to the rescue. Read this powerful book and help yourself, your neighbors, and your planet to satisfying and sustainable solutions found only in community."--Jim Diers, former Director, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, and author of Neighbor Power" ""John and Peter awaken us to the seductions of technology, specialization, mass entertainment, and the quest for perfection. They remind us we've had enough. More important, that we are enough and have enough to do something about it. At a time when our yearning to belong has never been higher and the limitations of experts are strikingly evident, this book charts a renaissance of loving, human power."--Al Etmanski, President, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network, and author of A Good Life" ""The Abundant Community is an original and insightful resource that not only invites us to shift from consumerism to citizenship but shows us how. By reclaiming the role of citizenship, we can restore the vital functions of family and neighborhood--the heart of community."--Angeles Arrien, PhD, cultural anthropologist and author of The Four-Fold Way" "We are discovering that it takes a village to do more than raise a child. It is the key to a satisfying life. It turns out we need our neighbors and a community to be healthy, produce jobs, protect the land, and care for the elderly and those on the margin." "Our consumer society constantly tells us that we are insufficient and that we must purchase what we need from specialists and systems outside the community. We outsource our health care, child care, recreation, safety, and satisfaction. We are trained to become consumers and clients, not citizens and neighbors. John McKnight and Peter Block take a thoughtful look at how this situation came about, what maintains it, and the crippling effect it has had on our families, our communities, and our environment." "Right in our neighborhood we have the capacity to address our human needs in ways that systems, which see us only as interchangeable units, as problems to be solved, never can. We all have gifts to offer, even the most seemingly marginal among us. This book suggests how to nurture voluntary, self-organizing structures that will reveal these gifts and allow them to be shared to the greatest mutual benefit. Block and McKnight recommend roles we can assume and actions we can take to reweave the social fabric that has been unraveled by consumerism and its belief that however much we have, it is not enough." "Each neighborhood has people with the gifts and talents needed to provide for our prosperity and peace of mind--this book offers practical ways to discover them. It reminds us of our power to create a hope-filled life. It assures us that ultimately we can be the architects of the future where we want to live"--Jacket
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 332 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)
Windfalls for wipeouts : land value capture and compensation by American Planning Association( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning for post-disaster recovery and reconstruction by James Schwab( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 328 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
The transportation/land use connection : a framework for practical policy by Terry Moore( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 319 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
Protecting nontidal wetlands by David G Burke( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 295 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
The environmental planning handbook for sustainable communities and regions by Thomas L Daniels( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 294 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 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land use law & zoning digest( )

in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smart growth in a changing world( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 269 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
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controlled identityAmerican Institute of Planners

controlled identityAmerican Society of Planning Officials


American Planning Association


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Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association.

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The high cost of free parkingZoning and the American dream : promises still to keepConservation design for subdivisions : a practical guide to creating open space networksThe Practice of state and regional planningWhat planners do : power, politics, and persuasionThe abundant community : awakening the power of families and neighborhoodsWindfalls for wipeouts : land value capture and compensationPlanning for post-disaster recovery and reconstruction