The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning by Rachel WeberThe Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning by Rachel Weber

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning

EditorRachel Weber, Randall Crane

Paperback | April 29, 2015

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The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning is an authoritative volume on planning, a long-established professional social science discipline in the U.S. and throughout the world. Edited by Rachel Weber and Randall Crane, professors at two leading planning institutes in the United States, thishandbook collects together over 45 noted field experts to discuss three key questions: Why plan? How and what do we plan? Who plans for whom? These three questions are then applied across three major topics in planning: States, Markets, and the Provision of Social Goods; The Methods and Substance ofPlanning; and Agency, Implementation, and Decision Making. Covering the key components of the discipline, this book is a comprehensive, discipline-defining text suited for students and seasoned planners alike.
Rachel Weber is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Randall Crane is Professor and Vice Chair of Urban Planning at the UCLA School of Public Affairs.
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Urban PlanningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:888 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.81 inPublished:April 29, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction1. Rachel Weber and Randall Crane: Contemporary Planning Scholarship: Where we Stand and What We DeliverPart II Why Plan? Institutions and valuesA. Delivering public goods2. Tore Sager: Collective Action: Balancing Public and Particularistic Interests3. Yonn Dierwechter and Andrew Thornley: Urban planning and regulation: The challenge of the market4. Annette M. Kim: The Evolution of the Institutional Approach in Planning5. John Friedmann: Varieties of Planning experience: Towards a Globalized Planning Culture?B. Principles and Goals6. Elizabeth MacDonald: Beauty7. Emily Talen: Sustainability8. Peter Marcuse: Justice9. Kevin Krizek and David Levinson: Access10. Li Na and Elizabeth M. Hamin: Preservation11. Karen Umemoto and Vera Zambonelli: Cultural Diversity12. Thomas J. Campanella and David R. Godshalk: Urban ResiliencePart III. How and What Do We Plan? The Means and Modes of PlanningA. Plan Making13. Charles Hoch: Making Plans14. Eugenie Birch: Cities, People and Processes as Case Studies for Urban Planning15. John Forester: Transforming the Communicative Planning Debate16. Ann-Margaret Esnard: Visualizing information17. John Landis: Modeling Urban Systems18. Eran Ben-Joseph: Codes and Standards in Urban Planning and DesignB. Frontiers of Persistent and Emergent Questions19. Elizabeth Currid-Halkett: Culture, Place and Development20. Jason Corburn: Urban Planning and Public health21. Yan Song: Suburban Sprawl and "Smart Growth"22. Lisa Schweitzer and Linsey Marr: Environmental Health and Air Quality23. J.R. De Shazo and Juan Matute: The Local Regulation of Climate Change24. Karen Chapple: Community and Economic Development25. Lisa K. Bates: Shelter: Housing Challenges and Policies26. Vinit Mukhija: Cities with Slums27. John I. Carruthers: The Public Finance of Urban Form28. Margaret Dewar and Matthew Weber: City Abandonment29. Norman Fainstein and Susan S. Fainstein: The Changing Character of Urban Redevelopment30. Brenda Parker: Gender, Cities, and Planning31. Marlon G. Boarnet: Land Use and Travel BehaviorPart IV. Who Plans, How Well, and How Can We Tell?A. Planning Agents32. Carmen Siriani and Jennifer Girourd: The Civics of Urban Planning33. Igal Charney: The Real Estate Development Industry34. Victoria A. Beard: Citizen Planners35. Ananya Roy: Urban Informality36. J. Phillip Thompson: The Politics of PlanningB. Making Good Plans37. Brent D. Ryan: Reading Through a Plan38. Faranak Miraftab: Planning and Citizenship39. Lewis D. Hopkins: Plan AssessmentIndex

Editorial Reviews

"This is an 800 page compendium in urban planning. Three pages are required to list the 50 contributing authors and their affiliations, a good many of whom are well known scholars whose accumulated works over the years have helped to define the field implicitly. This, in and of itself, isquite an accomplishment. The editors impose structure on their collection through a series of fundamental questions about urban planning. These form the 3 main pillars that hold the overall structure in place, and each chapter falls in line accordingly, more or less. For instructors teaching such acourse for the first time, this compilation provides a viable starting point, and with successive iterations those instructors can begin to drop articles that they deem less pertinent while adding others, thus creating a unique hybrid of their own. It beats starting from scratch." Journal of Regional Science