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Urban Planning For Dummies

Wiley, J,
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How to create the world's new urban future
With the majority of the world's population shifting to urbancentres, urban planning--the practice of land-use andtransportation planning to help shape cities structurally,economically, and socially--has become an increasingly vitalprofession. In Urban Planning For Dummies, readers will geta practical overview of this fascinating field, including studyingcommunity demographics, determining the best uses for land,planning economic and transportation development, and implementingplans. Following an introductory course on urban planning, thisbook is key reading for any urban planning student or anyoneinvolved in urban development.
With new studies conclusively demonstrating the dramatic impactof urban design on public psychological and physical health, theimpact of the urban planner on a community is immense. And with awide range of positions for urban planners in the public,nonprofit, and private sectors--including law firms, utilitycompanies, and real estate development firms--having afundamental understanding of urban planning is key to anyone evenconsidering entry into this field. This book provides a usefulintroduction and lays the groundwork for serious study.
* Helps readers understand the essentials of this complexprofession
* Written by a certified practicing urban planner, with extensivepractical and community-outreach experience
For anyone interested in being in the vanguard of building,designing, and shaping tomorrow's sustainable city, UrbanPlanning For Dummies offers an informative, entirely accessibleintroduction on learning how.


Titel: Urban Planning For Dummies
Autoren/Herausgeber: Jordan Yin
Weitere Mitwirkende: W. Paul Farmer
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781118101674

Seitenzahl: 384
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Jordan Yin, PhD, AICP, is a faculty member of the College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He has published research articles in leading academic journals, including Urban Affairs Review and Journal of Urban Affairs, and his work as an urban planner has been reported on by National Public Radio, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. - Newsletter
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