9780300177428-0300177429-The Trouble with City Planning: What New Orleans Can Teach Us

The Trouble with City Planning: What New Orleans Can Teach Us

ISBN-13: 9780300177428
ISBN-10: 0300177429
Author: Ford, Kristina
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300177428
ISBN-10: 0300177429
Author: Ford, Kristina
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ford, Kristina wrote The Trouble with City Planning: What New Orleans Can Teach Us comprising 288 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300177429 and 9780300177428. Since then The Trouble with City Planning: What New Orleans Can Teach Us textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A groundbreaking look at the successes—and great failures—of city planning, from New Orleans’ former director of city planning

After the vast destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans faces a rare chance to rebuild, with an unprecedented opportunity to plan what gets built. As the city’s director of planning from 1992 until 2000, Kristina Ford is uniquely placed to use these opportunities as a springboard for an eye-opening discussion of the intransigent problems and promising possibilities facing city planners across the nation and beyond.

In The Trouble with City Planning, Ford argues that almost no part of our usual understanding of the phrase “city planning” is accurate: not our conception of the plan itself, nor our sense of what city planners do or who plans are made for or how planners determine what citizens want. Most important, our conventional understanding does not tell us how a plan affects what gets built in any city in America.

Ford advances several planning innovations that, if adopted, could be crucial for restoring New Orleans, but also transformative wherever citizens are troubled by the results of their city’s plan. This keenly intelligent book is destined to become a classic for planners and citizens alike.
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