Guidelines for Preparing Urban Plans

Guidelines for Preparing Urban Plans

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Larz Anderson
  • Publish Date: 1995-07-01


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While many authors have written about what urban plans should contain and how they should be used, this comprehensive book leads you step by step through the entire plan preparation process. Citing examples from across the country, Larz Anderson shows how to prepare, review, adopt, and implement urban plans. He explains how to identify public needs and desires, analyze existing problems and opportunities, and augment long-range general plans with short-range district and function plans.

Anderson presents these guidelines as tasks. For each task, he explains the rationale behind it, recommends a procedure for completing it, and identifies the expected results. Throughout, Anderson encourages improvisation—he urges planners to adapt the guidelines to meet local needs. Excerpts from recently adopted general plans illustrate Anderson's points and provide examples of variations even within his recommendations. A related glossary gives comprehensive definitions to words that, though not technical, have meanings specific to the urban plan. Anderson's clear and readable style makes this book a must, not only for the professional, but for the student bewildered by the complexities of forming urban plans.

Guidelines for Preparing Urban Plans is a valuable textbook for undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses in planning theory and planning administration, as well as workshop-style studio courses.

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