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Urban Development : The Logic Of Making Plans - Lewis D. Hopkins

Urban Development

The Logic Of Making Plans

Paperback Published: 1st June 2001
ISBN: 9781559638531
Number Of Pages: 288

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With increased awareness of the role of plans in shaping urban and suburban landscapes has come increased criticism of planners and the planning profession. Developers, politicians, and citizens alike blame "poor planning" for a host of community ills. But what are plans really supposed to do? How do they work? What problems can they successfully address, and what is beyond their scope? In Urban Development, leading planning scholar Lewis Hopkins tackles these thorny issues as he explains the logic of plans for urban development and justifies prescriptions about when and how to make them. He explores the concepts behind plans, some that are widely accepted but seldom examined, and others that modify conventional wisdom about the use and usefulness of plans. The book: places the role of plans and planners within the complex system of urban development offers examples from the history of plans and planning discusses when plans should be made (and when they should not be made) gives a realistic idea of what can be expected from plans examines ways of gauging the success or failure of plansThe author supports his explanations with graphics, case examples, and hypothetical illustrations that enliven, clarify, and make concrete the discussions of how decisions about plans are and should be made.Urban Development will give all those involved with planning human settlements a more thorough understanding of why and how plans are made, enabling them to make better choices about using and making plans. It is an important contribution that will be essential for students and faculty in planning theory, land use planning, and planning project courses.

List of Figuresp. x
List of Tablesp. xi
List of Gamesp. xii
Prefacep. xiii
Plans for Urban Development: Why and How?p. 1
Plan-Based Action in Natural Systemsp. 16
How Plans Workp. 33
Strategy, Uncertainty, and Forecastsp. 57
Plans by and for Voluntary Groups and Governmentsp. 81
Rights, Regulations, and Plansp. 106
Capabilities to Make Plansp. 141
Collective Choice, Participation, and Plansp. 170
How Plans Are Madep. 187
How to Use and Make Plansp. 217
Notesp. 255
Referencesp. 265
About the Authorp. 281
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9781559638531
ISBN-10: 1559638532
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.43