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Platt, Rutherford H.

Works: 45 works in 220 publications in 1 language and 12,252 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt
Classifications: KF5698, 346.73045
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Most widely held works by Rutherford H Platt
Land use and society : geography, law, and public policy by Rutherford H Platt( )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 2,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land Use and Society: Geography, Law, and Public Policy examines the history, current practice, and unmet needs of land use planning and regulation in the United States. Topics covered include the interaction of geography and law in land use policy; important land use legal cases in the United States over the past century, including current takings law; techniques employed by state and local governments to steer private developers into responsible growth practices; and the protection of wetlands, floodplains, coastal zones, and agricultural areas. This completely revised, expanded, and updated edition of Land Use Control (1991) retains the historical flavor and approach of the original while strengthening its discussion of contemporary U.S. land use programs and legal issues. Included are updated discussions of the "taking issue," the Endangered Species Act, and urban greenway planning
The Ecological city : preserving and restoring urban biodiversity by Rutherford H Platt( )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interdisciplinary in content as well as approach, this collection of original essays takes a fresh look at the ecology of urban communities. Written by experts from a variety of professions--academic researchers, private and public program managers, and citizen activists--the book explores issues of geography, ecology, landscape architecture, urban forestry, law, and environmental education. Contributions include broad overviews of common problems a well as detailed case studies of specific programs
Saving Cape Hatteras Lighthouse from the sea : options and policy implications by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reclaiming American cities : the struggle for people, place, and nature since 1900 by Rutherford H Platt( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most of the past century, urban America was dominated by top-down policies serving the white business and cultural elite, the suburbs, and the automobile. At times these approaches were fiercely challenged by reformers such as Jane Addams and Jane Jacobs. Yet by the 1980s, mainstream policies had resulted in a nation of ravaged central cities, sprawling suburbs, social and economic polarization, and incalculable environmental damage. In the 1990s, this entrenched model finally yielded to change as local citizens, neighborhood groups, and other stakeholders, empowered by a spate of new laws and policies, began asserting their own needs and priorities. Though hampered by fiscal crises and internal disagreements, these popular initiatives launched what the author terms a new era of humane urbanism marked by a determination to make cities and suburbs greener, healthier, safer, more equitable, more efficient, and generally more people-friendly. In the process, the mayors, architects, engineers, and bureaucrats who had previously dominated urban policy found themselves relegated to supporting roles. As Rutherford H. Platt points out, humane urbanism can take many forms, from affordable housing and networks of bike paths to refurbished waterfronts and urban farms. Often spontaneous, low-tech, and self-sustaining programs, their shared goal is to connect people to one another and to bring nature back into the city. Reclaiming American Cities examines both sides of this historic transformation: the long struggle against patricians and technocrats of earlier decades and the recent sprouting of grassroots efforts to make metropolitan America more humane and sustainable. --Provided by publisher
The humane metropolis : people and nature in the 21st-century city by Lincoln Institute of Land Policy( )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four-fifths of Americans now live in the nation's sprawling metropolitan areas, and half of the world's population is now classified as "urban." As cities become the dominant living environment for humans, there is growing concern about how to make such places more habitable, more healthy and safe, more ecological, and more equitable-in short, more "humane."" "This book explores the prospects for a more humane metropolis through a series of essays and case studies that consider why and how urban places can be made greener and more amenable. Its point of departure is the legacy of William H. Whyte (1917-1999), one of America's most admired urban thinkers. Whyte laid the foundation for today's "smart growth" and "new urbanist" movements with books such as The Last Landscape (1968). His passion for improving the habitability of cities and suburbs is reflected in the diverse grassroots urban design and regreening strategies discussed in this volume. Included in the back of the book is a DVD of a 22-minute film created by Ted White, which serves as a companion to the text. Book jacket."--Jacket
Disasters and democracy : the politics of extreme natural events by Rutherford H Platt( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years, the number of presidential declarations of "major disasters' has sky-rocketed. Such declarations make stricken areas eligible for federal emergency relief funds that greatly reduce their costs. But is federalizing the cost of disasters helping to lighten the overal burden of disasters, or is it making matters worse? Disasters and Democracy addresses the political response to natural disasters, focusing on the changing role of the federal government."--Jacket
Beyond the urban fringe : land use issues of non metropolitan America by Rutherford H Platt( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of urban renewal on small business; the Hyde Park-Kenwood case by Brian J. L Berry( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The open space decision process: spatial allocation of costs and benefits by Rutherford H Platt( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities on the beach : management issues of developed coastal barriers( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land use control : geography, law, and public policy by Rutherford H Platt( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open land in urban Illinois : roles of the citizen advocate by Rutherford H Platt( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practice of sustainable development by Douglas R Porter( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Going beyond the principles of smart growth and the new urbanism, the concept of sustainable development includes not only the physical elements of a community, but also the economic and social impacts of development and the long-term conservation of natural resources. The Practice of Sustainable Development is the first book to explain how development professionals can translate the ideals of sustainable development into practical techniques that consider the bottom line. Written by a team of experts, the book describes proven methods for site planning, designing, and building "green" projects that conserve natural resources, take advantage of existing urban structures, and improve the economic and social dimensions of a community, while considering the financial realities that developers must face. Packed with examples from throughout the nation, the book demonstrates how the latest technologies and techniques have been applied in projects ranging from small to large scale, in both urban and greenfield settings. Book jacket."--Jacket
Land use control : interface of law and geography by Rutherford H Platt( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The document suggests that problems of land use control can often be solved by applying geographic skills in analyzing the physical, economic, and cultural attributes of land. The paper is intended predominately for use by citizens' groups as they study the legal and judicial components of land management legislation. It can also be used as resource material for college geography classes. The document is presented in five chapters. Chapter I reviews regulations affecting private land ownership, physical and spatial uses of land, location theory, and urban encroachment upon agricultural land. Chapter ii examines local, state, and federal land use policies. Chapter iii presents an overview of public land use control, acquisition, and regulation. Chapter iv discusses the constitutional requirements which govern public zoning regulations, private property restrictions, building codes, and subdivision control. The final chapter describes and evaluates federal open space programs. The conclusion is that, although much important open land has been set aside for federal open space programs, benefits from the programs have been inequitably distributed and planning criteria have been inadequately defined. (Author/DB)
Coastal erosion : has retreat sounded?( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intergovernmental management of floodplains by Rutherford H Platt( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional management of metropolitan floodplains : experience in the United States and abroad by Rutherford H Platt( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced microwave precipitation radiometer (AMPR) for remote observation of precipitation : final technical report (December 1990) by J. A Galliano( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law of floodplains and wetlands : cases and materials by Jon A Kusler( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Battery F, 323d field artillery by Rutherford H Platt( )

5 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Ecological city : preserving and restoring urban biodiversity
The Ecological city : preserving and restoring urban biodiversityThe humane metropolis : people and nature in the 21st-century cityDisasters and democracy : the politics of extreme natural eventsThe practice of sustainable development
Alternative Names
Platt, R. H. 1940-

Platt, Rutherford 1940-

English (177)