The Citizen s Guide to Planning 4th Edition

Author: Christopher Duerksen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135117794X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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APA's popular primer for citizens is all new! For decades, planning officials and engaged citizens have relied on this book for a better understanding of the basics of planning. Now the authors have revised this perennial bestseller into a 21st-century guide for anyone who wants to make his or her community a better place. This book describes the land-use planning process, the key players in that process, and the legal framework in which decisions are made. The authors advocate principles and disciplines that will help those involved in the process make good decisions. In easy-to-understand language, they offer nuts-and-bolts information about different types of plans and how they are implemented. Chapters cover the goals and values of planning, the history of planning, the different people and organizations involved, the creation and implementation of a comprehensive plan, sustainability, the application review process, and legal and ethical questions.

The Citizen s Guide to Planning

Author: Christopher J. Duerksen
Publisher: Amer Planning Assn
ISBN: 9781932364651
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For decades community activists, bureaucrats, and even elected officials have consulted the pages of The Citizen’s Guide to Planning for solutions to their planning problems. Now in its fourth edition, the volume has been completely rewritten for the twenty-first century with new chapters that address the challenges of planning for a sustainable world. Like its predecessors this new edition, aimed at nonprofessionals, is a broad-ranging general introduction to the field of planning. The volume’s easy-to-read language and organization make it ideal for answering specific questions as they arise in meetings. Authors Duerksen, Dale, and Elliott have maintained favorite sections—such as the list of key planning law cases and the full text of APA ethical considerations—and provided readers with new chapters emphasizing energy conservation, energy generation, and land efficiency. This volume is ideal for citizen activists wanting to influence planning decisions in their communities, citizens appointed to planning boards, and newly elected officials facing difficult planning-related decisions.

The Planning Commissioners Guide

Author: C. Gregory Dale
Publisher: Amer Planning Assn
ISBN: 9781611900613
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Across the country, communities rely on their planning commissions for guidance. But who guides the planning commissioners? This step-by-step guidebook gets new commissioners off on the right foot and helps experienced commission members navigate their roles. The authors, all practicing planners, have worked extensively with planning commissions for decades. They have watched commissioners scramble up a steep learning curve, sit in the hot seat of controversy, and strive to make sound decisions for the places they call home. In this helpful handbook, the authors share ideas, insights, and information to help commissioners succeed. Eight detailed chapters cover everything from the nuts and bolts of development applications to the nuances of legal issues to the part commissioners play in long-range planning. Readers will learn how to prepare for their first commission meeting, review a development plan, invite productive public input, and steer clear of ethical dilemmas. Added resources include a glossary of planning terms, a list of training resources, and the American Planning Association's Statement of Ethical Principles in Planning. For anyone serving on a planning commission, The Planning Commissioners Guide is essential reading.

Neighborhood Planning

Author: Bernie Jones
Publisher: Amer Planning Assn
Format: PDF, ePub
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This guide explains neighborhood planning for both citizens and professionals. It explains what information to collect, where to get it, and how to assess it; how to pinpoint key issues, set clear goals, and devise strategies to achieve them; and how to package, implement, and update the final plan. Although this book could be used by citizens working alone, Jones advocates a team approach citizens and professionals planning together. He highlights which tasks are best suited to the professional and how the planner should manage his role as intermediary between the city administration and residents. Jones also takes a detailed look at the neighborhood plan itself. Numerous maps illustrate how to inventory environmental features, land uses, circulation systems, and design features."

You re More Powerful than You Think

Author: Eric Liu
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610397088
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Is this the America you want? If not, here's how to claim the power to change your country. We are in an age of epic political turbulence in America. Old hierarchies and institutions are collapsing. From the election of Donald Trump to the upending of the major political parties to the spread of grassroots movements like Black Lives Matter and $15 Now, people across the country and across the political spectrum are reclaiming power. Are you ready for this age of bottom-up citizen power? Do you understand what power truly is, how it flows, who has it, and how you can claim and exercise it? Eric Liu, who has spent a career practicing and teaching civic power, lays out the answers in this incisive, inspiring, and provocative book. Using examples from the left and the right, past and present, he reveals the core laws of power. He shows that all of us can generate power-and then, step by step, he shows us how. The strategies of reform and revolution he lays out will help every reader make sense of our world today. If you want to be more than a spectator in this new era, you need to read this book.