The reader covers the following broad areas:
- General Reference
- History, Theory, and Law
- Plan Making and implementation
- Functional Areas of Practice
- Spatial Areas of Practice
The reader consists of assembled readings that are recommended by your instructor and which, in our opinion, represent the key knowledge necessary to become a certified planner. This volume is a collection of essential readings that introduce readers to a number of topics related to the AICP exam.
We think you will enjoy this selection of readings. We are confident that throughout your career you will have occasion to return to these pages to refresh your memory, guide your practice, and inspire your actions.
Essential Readings in Urban Planning is the course reader for the online Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class. Please note that the material in this text has been cleared for use in the AICP Exam Prep class only, but is not a required text.
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Book cover: Paperback
Print version: B/W
Publisher: Cognella for Planetizen Press
With the creation of the volume, we are indebted to our course instructor, Emily Talen, PhD, FAICP, who has carefully curated these readings. Emily is Professor of Urbanism at the University of Chicago and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
The reader includes selections and excerpts from the following sources:
Local Planning: Contemporary Principles and Practice
By Gary Hack, Eugenie L. Birch, Paul H. Sedway, and Mitchell J. Silver
Planning and Urban Design Standards
By American Planning Association
Land Use and the Constitution
By American Planning Association
Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law
By Julian Conrad Jurgensmeyer, Thomas E. Roberts, Patricia E. Salkin, and Ryan Max Rowberry
Planning Theory for Practitioners
By Michael Brooks
Urban Land Use Planning
By Philip R. Berke, David R. Godschalk and Edward J. Kaise
The High Cost of Free Parking
By Donald C. Shoup
Planner's Use of Information
By Hemalata Dandekar
The Living Landscape
By Frederick Steiner
Design with Nature
By Ian L. McHarg
Growing Cooler: Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change
By Reid Ewing, Keith Bartholomew, Steve Winkleman, Jerry Walters, and Don Chen
Environmental Planning Handbook
By Tom Daniels
Planning for Community Resilience
By Jamie Hicks Masterson et al.
Site Planning: International Practice
By Gary Hack
Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness
By Anna K. Schwab, Dylan Sandler, and David J. Brower
The Transportation Planning Handbook
By Michael D. Meyer
The Ethical Planner
By Jerry Weitz
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Essential Readings in Urban Planning (ISBN 978-1-5165-9447-4) is published by Cognella.
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