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ISBN:0415319978
Author: Eugénie Birch
ISBN13: 978-0415319973
Title: The Urban and Regional Planning Reader (Routledge Urban Reader Series)
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Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (February 12, 2009)
Pages: 496

The Urban and Regional Planning Reader (Routledge Urban Reader Series) by Eugénie Birch



Educators unfamiliar with Routledge’s Urban Reader series will find The Urban and Regional Planning Reader to be a refreshing collection for introductory planning classes. Birch’s reader goes beyond the typical compilation of articles organized by topic and introduced by short prefaces to become a truly artful anthology of seminal and forward-looking writings about urban and regional planning. Journal of the American Planning Association, March 2010. should be commended for navigating such a broad field to assemble this generally representative survey.

Birch’s reader goes beyond the typical compilation of articles organized by topic and introduced by short prefaces to become a truly artful anthology of seminal and forward-looking writings about urban and regional planning. ―Michael R. Glass, Urban Studies Program, University of Pittsuburgh, in The Pennsylvania Geographer 48, 1. About the Author.

The Reader lays out the context, range of concerns, history, methods and key topics for twenty-first century urban and regional planning. Sections on the world of planning, history and theory, classic readings, practice and current issues include writings with a focus on the distribution of space and place, essays on housing, transportation design, environment, community development, the effects of cultural diversity and information technology on land use and other topics.

Educators unfamiliar with Routledge's Urban Reader series will find The Urban and Regional Planning Reader to be a refreshing collection for introductory planning classes. Birch's reader goes beyond the typical compilation of articles organized by topic and introduced by short prefaces to become a truly artful anthology of seminal and forward-looking writings about urban and regional planning. Paperback, 441 pages. Published December 1st 2008 by Routledge (first published April 8th 2008). The Urban and Regional Planning Reader (Routledge Urban Readersseries).

Home . Details for: The urban and regional planning reader /. Normal view MARC view ISBD view. Contributor(s): Birch, Eugenie Ladner. Material type: BookSeries: The Routledge urban reader series. Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, . 009Description: xviii, 441 p. : il. maps, plans ; 26 c. SBN: 0415319986 (pbk); 9780415319980 (pbk)

Routledge urban reader series). ref. - In. . 31-441. 3 P. History and theory of urban and regional planning. 55 P. Classics in urban and regional planning. 115 P. The plan: its origins and contemporary uses. 171 P. Planning practice and methods. 227 P. Key topics in urban and regional planning. 281 P. Emerging issues in urban and regional planning.

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The Urban and Regional Planning Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate the planning of cities and metropolitan areas. Forty-seven generous selections include contributions from Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, Ian McHarg, Paul Davidoff, Charles Harr, Susan Fainstein and Charles J. Hoch through to Timothy Beatley; Jonathan Barnett, Alex Garvin, Tom Daniels, Andres Duany and Barbara Faga. The variety and wide selection of readings offers one of the most innovative amalgamations of planning research and practice.

The Reader lays out the context, range of concerns, history, methods and key topics fortwenty-first century urban and regional planning. Sections on the world of planning, history and theory, classic readings, practice and current issues include writings with a focus on the distribution of space and place, essays on housing, transportation design, environment, community development, the effects of cultural diversity and information technology on land use and other topics. It displays the techniques used to direct and control growth, including zoning, master planning, public budgeting and citizen participation. It explores different types of plans distinguished by their scale and reference type. It references analytical and presentation techniques and outlines ethical issues confronting planners.

This Urban and Regional Planning Reader provides an essential resource, for students of planning, drawing together important but widely dispersed writings and the associated bibliography is a resource which enables deeper investigations. The synthesis is also valuable for lecturers and researches in the area and the pertinent editorial commentaries preceding each entry not only demonstrate its significance, but also outline the issue surrounding the topic.

Reviews: 3
Wyameluna
I had to purchase this book for my Urban Studies and Planning major class. Have only read the 4 required chapters and they were fair. Not a big fan of it being a collection of shorter studies from various planners, scoping a range of ideas. Text is really small as well. Chapters are fairly short due to everything being excerpts. These are arbitrary observations, but I wouldn't purchase this book had I not been required. With that said the chapter on pluralistic planning was an interesting enough overview of the idea.
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Dranar
I use this book, along with The City Reader, in one of my classes. It provides a decent foundation with pieces by many of the classic urbanists and early planners, and that's important. However, many of the articles I find repeating each other in general theme, so when one is assigned multiple readings using this text the readings can feel tedious. Also, none of the articles (as far as I know) are complete versions of the author's original piece, making the selected portions feel weaker and often out of context. Hopefully a revised edition will find the editors including more of the original pieces. Overall, the book is a decent one if all you want is something to lay a basic foundation for urban planning. Anything more than that, and you may find it beneficial to find the original writings featured in the book. The City Reader is a better reader with many of the same authors, so I would recommend picking that up over this one.