Planning in the USA: Policies, Issues, and Processes

ISBN-13: 9780415506977

ISBN-10: 0415506972

Author: J. Barry Cullingworth, Roger Caves

Edition: 4

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Paperback 552 pages
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Acknowledged author J. Barry Cullingworth wrote Planning in the USA: Policies, Issues, and Processes comprising 552 pages back in 2013. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0415506972 and 9780415506977. Since then Planning in the USA: Policies, Issues, and Processes textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $19.97 or rent at the marketplace.


This extensively revised and updated fourth edition of Planning in the USA continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the policies, theory and practice of planning. Outlining land use, urban planning, and environmental protection policies, this fully illustrated book explains the nature of the planning process and the way in which policy issues are identified, defined, and approached.

This full colour edition incorporates new planning legislation and regulations at the state and federal layers of government, updated discussion on current economic issues, and examples of local ordinances in a variety of planning areas. Key updates include:

  • a new chapter on planning and sustainability;
  • a new discussion on the role of foundations and giving to communities;
  • a discussion regarding the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans;
  • a discussion on deindustrialization and shrinking cities;
  • a discussion on digital billboards;
  • a discussion on recent comprehensive planning efforts;
  • a discussion on land banking;
  • a discussion unfunded mandates;
  • a discussion on community character;
  • a companion website with multiple choice and fill the blank questions, and ‘test yourself’ glossary terms.

This book gives a detailed account of urbanization in the United States and reveals the problematic nature and limitations of the planning process, the fallibility of experts, and the difficulties facing policy-makers in their search for solutions. Planning in the USA is an essential book for students, planners and all who are concerned with the nature of contemporary urban and environmental problems.