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Planning and Urban Design Standards,9780471760900

Planning and Urban Design Standards

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 9/29/2006
Publisher(s): Wiley
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The new student edition of the definitive reference on urban planning and design Planning and Urban Design Standards, Student Edition is the authoritative and reliable volume designed to teach students best practices and guidelines for urban planning and design. Edited from the main volume to meet the serious student's needs, this Student Edition is packed with more than 1,400 informative illustrations and includes the latest rules of thumb for designing and evaluating any land-use scheme--from street plantings to new subdivisions. Students find real help understanding all the practical information on the physical aspects of planning and urban design they are required to know, including: * Plans and plan making * Environmental planning and management * Building types * Transportation * Utilities * Parks and open space, farming, and forestry * Places and districts * Design considerations * Projections and demand analysis * Impact assessment * Mapping * Legal foundations * Growth management preservation, conservation, and reuse * Economic and real estate development Planning and Urban Design Standards, Student Edition provides essential specification and detailing information for various types of plans, environmental factors and hazards, building types, transportation planning, and mapping and GIS. In addition, expert advice guides readers on practical and graphical skills, such as mapping, plan types, and transportation planning.

Author Biography

AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION is a Chicago-based, nonprofit, public interest, and research organization representing 30,000 practicing planners, officials, and citizens involved with urban and rural planning issues.

FREDERICK R. STEINER is the Dean of the School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin. He is on the advisory boards for Planning and Urban Design Standards and Landscape Architecture Graphic Standards (both from Wiley).

KENT BUTLER is Associate Dean of Research and Chair of the planning program at the School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Plans and Plan Makingp. 1
Plan Makingp. 3
Plan Makingp. 3
Types of Plansp. 6
Comprehensive Plansp. 6
Urban Design Plansp. 10
Regional Plansp. 14
Neighborhood Plansp. 16
Transportation Plansp. 18
Housing Plansp. 22
Economic Development Plansp. 25
Parks and Open-Space Plansp. 27
Critical and Sensitive Areas Plansp. 30
Participationp. 32
Role of Participationp. 32
Stakeholder Identificationp. 35
Surveysp. 37
Community Visioningp. 39
Charrettesp. 41
Public Meetingsp. 43
Public Hearingsp. 46
Computer-Based Public Participationp. 47
Environmental Planning and Managementp. 49
Environmental Management Overviewp. 51
Environmental Planning Considerationsp. 51
Airp. 53
Air Qualityp. 53
Air Shedsp. 55
Heat Islandsp. 57
Waterp. 59
Hydrologic Cyclep. 59
Watershedsp. 61
Aquifersp. 63
Rivers and Streamsp. 65
Floodplains and Riparian Corridorsp. 68
Wetlandsp. 72
Beach and Dune Systemsp. 74
Estuaries, Flats, and Marshesp. 77
Landp. 79
Slope, Relief, and Aspectp. 79
Soils Classification and Mechanicsp. 81
Habitat Patches, Corridors, and Matrixp. 83
Biodiversity Protectionp. 85
Hazardsp. 87
Flood Hazardsp. 87
Erosion and Sedimentationp. 90
Hurricanes and Coastal Stormsp. 93
Landslidesp. 95
Sinkholes and Subsidencep. 98
Earthquakesp. 100
Wildfiresp. 103
Hazardous Materialsp. 105
Tsunamis and Seichesp. 108
Noise and Vibrationp. 110
Structuresp. 117
Building Typesp. 119
Residential Typesp. 119
Single-Family Detachedp. 123
Single-Family Attachedp. 124
Multifamily Low-Risep. 125
Multifamily Mid-Risep. 126
Multifamily High-Risep. 127
Manufactured Housingp. 128
Office Buildingsp. 130
Elementary, Middle, and High Schoolsp. 134
Medical Facilitiesp. 138
Transportationp. 143
Sidewalksp. 143
Hierarchy of Streets and Roadsp. 150
Street Networks and Street Connectivityp. 153
Vehicle Turning Radiip. 157
Traffic Calmingp. 159
Pedestrian-Friendly Streetsp. 163
Parking Lot Designp. 166
On-Street Bikewaysp. 170
Multiuser Trailsp. 172
Transit Systemsp. 176
Utilitiesp. 182
Waste Managementp. 182
Wastewaterp. 184
Stormwater Runoff and Rechargep. 186
Water Supplyp. 190
Wireless Infrastructure Overviewp. 192
Parks and Open Spacep. 194
Types of Parksp. 194
Greenways and Trailsp. 200
Conservation Areasp. 204
Playgroundsp. 207
Farming and Forestryp. 212
Farmsp. 212
Feedlotsp. 215
Forestryp. 217
Places and Placemakingp. 221
Regionsp. 223
Regionsp. 223
Places and Districtsp. 227
Neighborhoodsp. 227
Neighborhood Centersp. 230
Historic Districtsp. 233
Waterfrontsp. 237
Arts Districtsp. 242
Industrial Parksp. 244
Office Parksp. 246
Main Streetsp. 248
Development typesp. 251
Mixed-Use Developmentp. 251
Transit-Oriented Developmentp. 254
Conservation Developmentp. 257
Infill Developmentp. 260
Design Considerationsp. 262
Environmental Site Analysisp. 262
Urban Analysisp. 265
Scale and Densityp. 270
Safetyp. 274
Walkabilityp. 280
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-LEEDp. 283
Streetscapep. 286
Analysis Techniquesp. 297
Projections and Demand Analysisp. 299
Population Projectionsp. 299
Economic Base and Econometric Projectionsp. 303
Housing Needs Assessmentp. 305
Parks, Recreation, and Open-Space Needs Assessmentp. 308
Impact Assessmentp. 310
Environmental Impact Assessmentp. 310
Fiscal Impact Assessmentp. 314
Traffic Impact Studiesp. 317
Mappingp. 320
Mapping Data Overviewp. 320
Aerial Photographs and Digital Orthophoto Quadranglesp. 322
U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Mapsp. 323
Property Maps in Modern Cadastresp. 328
Census Data and Demographic Mappingp. 329
Remote Sensing and Satellite Image Classificationp. 331
Geographic Information Systemsp. 333
Visualizationp. 336
Visualization Overviewp. 336
Montage Visualizationp. 338
Three-Dimensional Visualizationp. 340
Visual Preference Techniquesp. 342
Implementation Techniquesp. 345
Legal Foundationsp. 347
Planning Law Overviewp. 347
Property Rights, Police Power, Nuisance, and Vested Rightsp. 348
Due Process and Equal Protectionp. 350
Freedom of Religion and Expressionp. 352
Eminent Domain, Takings, and Exactionsp. 355
Federal Legislationp. 358
State Enabling Legislationp. 362
Zoning Regulationp. 364
Subdivision Regulationp. 368
Planned Unit Developmentp. 370
Innovations in Local Zoning Regulationsp. 372
Sign Regulationp. 375
Growth managementp. 377
Adequate Public Facilities and Concurrency Managementp. 377
Urban Growth Areasp. 379
Development Impact Feesp. 382
Transfer and Purchase of Development Rightsp. 383
Preservation, Conservation, and Reusep. 384
Open-Space Preservation Techniquesp. 384
Farmland Preservationp. 386
Land Evaluation and Site Assessmentp. 389
Viewshed Protectionp. 390
Historic Structuresp. 395
Brownfieldsp. 399
Economic and real estate developmentp. 401
Capital Improvement Programsp. 401
Tax Increment Financingp. 403
Financing Methods and Techniquesp. 406
Financial Planning and Analysis: The Pro Formap. 409
Resourcesp. 415
Planning Resourcesp. 429
Graphic Symbols and Drawing Annotationsp. 430
Indexp. 431
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