Planetizen Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning by Abhijeet Chavan
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Planetizen Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning
By Abhijeet Chavan

Planetizen Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

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Planetizen Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning by Abhijeet Chavan

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"Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning" is a fascinating review of major topics and issues discussed in the field of urban planning, assembled by editors at Planetizen, the leading source of news and information for the planning and development community on the web. The book brings together a wide range of editorial and discussion topics, coupled with commentary and overviews to create an enlightening record of the continuously evolving philosophy of building and managing cities.The book's contributors include the most well-known experts in the planning and design fields, among them James Howard Kunstler, Alex Garvin, Andres Duany, Joel Kotkin, and Wendell Cox. These and other prominent thinkers offer passionate debates and thought-provoking commentary on the most important and controversial topics in the field of urban planning and design: gentrification, eminent domain, the philosophical divide between the Smart Growth community, libertarians and New Urbanists, regional growth patterns, urban design trends, transportation systems, and reaction to disasters such as Katrina and 9/11 that changed the way we look at cities and security."Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning" provides readers with a unique and accessible introduction to a broad array of ideas and perspectives. With the increasing awareness of the need for sound urban planning to ensure the economic, environmental, and social health of modern society, "Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning" gives professionals in the field and concerned citizens alike a deeper understanding of the critical, complex issues that continue to challenge urban planners, designers, and developers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597261333
ISBN-10: 1597261335
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 183
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Abhijeet Chavan

Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange for the urban planning, design and development community.www.planetizen.org

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