Planetizen Essential Readings in Urban Planning, 4th Edition

Planetizen Press

The Essential Readings in Urban Planning covers the following broad areas:

  • Research and Assessment Methods
  • Fundamental Planning Knowledge
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Plan and Policy Development
  • Plan Implementation
  • Leadership
  • Areas of Practice
  • Ethics

The Planetizen Essential Readings in Urban Planning, Fourth Edition, assembles readings recommended by the Planetizen AICP Exam Prep Class instructor, Emily Talen, as essential for studying for the AICP exam.

The Planetizen Essential Readings in Urban Planning will serve planners throughout their careers, as a source of inspiration and guidance, and can also help interested citizens increase their understanding of the concepts and practices of planning.

The Planetizen Essential Readings in Urban Planning is designed to supplement the lessons and videos of the online Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class. It is not a required text.

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Book cover: Paperback
Print version: B/W
Publisher: Cognella for Planetizen Press
Pages: 471
ISBN: 979-8-8233-0285-2

Book Contents:

The readings included in the Planetizen Essential Readings in Urban Planning, Fourth Edition, were curated by AICP Exam Prep Class Instructor Emily Talen, PhD, FAICP. Emily is professor of urbanism at the University of Chicago, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Local Planning: Contemporary Principles and Practice
By Gary Hack, Eugenie L. Birch, Paul H. Sedway, and Mitchell J. Silver

Job of the Practicing Planner
By Albert Solnit

A Guide for the Idealist: Launching and Navigating Your Planning Career
By Richard Willson

Leadership in Planning: How to Communicated Ideas and Effect Positive Change
By Jeff Levine

The Ethical Planning Practitioner
By Jerry Weitz

Planning Theory for Practitioners
By Michael Brooks

Local Government Law: A Practical Guidebook for Public Officials on City Councils, Community Boards, and Planning Commissions
By Gerald A. Fisher

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
By Richard Rothstein

Costs of Sprawl
By Ewing, Reid and Shima Hamidi

The Comprehensive Plan: Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Communities for the 21st Century
By David Rouse AICP and Rocky Piro

Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law
By Juergensmeyer, Julian Conrad, Thomas E. Roberts, Patricia E. Salkin, and Ryan Max Rowberry

The Affordable City: Strategies for Putting Housing Within Reach
By Shane Phillips

Basic Quantitative Research Methods for Urban Planners
By Reid Ewing and Keunhyun Park

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Essential Readings in Urban Planning (ISBN 979-8-8233-0285-2) is published by Cognella.

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Vendor: Planetizen Press

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