Planning and Urban Design Standards

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Wiley, Sep 29, 2006 - Architecture - 448 pages
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The new student edition of the definitive reference on urban planning and design


Planning 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 development

Planning 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.

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User Review  - ParadigmTree - LibraryThing

Although I can think of a few topics that are missing, it's the most complete planning standards book I've seen. There is an American focus on some issues, but this does not dominate the book. Awesome reference book for any planner. Read full review

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User Review  - Alexis Soto-Colorado - Goodreads

I have the Kindle version, so the only problem I have is with the display of images and photos. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION is a Chicago-based, nonprofit, public interest, and research organization representing 30,000 practicing planners, officials, and citizens involved with urban and rural planning issues.

FREDERICK R. STEINER is the Dean of the School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin. He is on the advisory boards for Planning and Urban Design Standards and Landscape Architecture Graphic Standards (both from Wiley).

KENT BUTLER is Associate Dean of Research and Chair of the planning program at the School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin.

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