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  Urban planning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Urban planning is the discipline that deals with making decisions about how space and place are to be transformed, and thus influencing and being influenced by the physical, social, economic and environmental dimensions of development.
Urban planning is usually not involved in small scale developments, say, the internal layout of a room although there are instances where planning legislation has been drawn to regulate some specific fixtures at the scale of a single development (such as the height of buildings, distance of driveways, etc.).
An urban planner is likely to use a number of Quantitative tools to forecast impacts of development on a variety of environmental concerns including roadway air dispersion models to predict air quality impacts of urban highways and roadway noise models to predict noise pollution effects of urban highways.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Urban_planning   (3359 words)

 Urban and regional planners
Urban and regional planners address issues such as traffic congestion, air pollution, and the effects of growth and change on a community.
Urban and regional planners often confer with land developers, civic leaders, and public officials and may function as mediators in community disputes, presenting alternatives that are acceptable to opposing parties.
Urban and regional planners often travel to inspect the features of land under consideration for development or regulation, including its current use and the types of structures on it.
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 GIS for Urban and Regional Planning - Main
Planning support systems are instrumental to successful community planning and public participation processes because they focus on the needs and the know-how of users as opposed to focusing on or requiring a high degree of GIS expertise.
Planning support systems can measure and compare performances of different planning scenarios according to planner- or citizen-defined indicators for land use, transportation, natural resources, and employment, to name a few.
GIS-based planning support systems allow planners and citizens to quickly and efficiently create and test alternative development scenarios and determine their likely impacts on future land use patterns and associated population and employment trends, thus allowing public officials to make informed planning decisions.
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Planning, also called urban planning or city and regional planning, is a dynamic profession that works to improve the welfare of people and their communities by creating more convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places for present and future generations.
Planning helps community members envision the direction their community grow and will help them find the right balance of new development and essential services, protection of the environment, and innovative change.
It is not uncommon for a planning attorney to present proposals to the planning commission or, on occasion, to provide legal counsel to the planning commission.
www.planning.org /careers   (4140 words)

 Technorati Tag: urban planning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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Urban Planning - WPi WPi specializes in all phases of urban planning, urban design, downtown redevelopment and streetscape design, and provides full landscape architecture and land planning services.
Graduate Schools for Urban Planning Gradschools.com is a comprehensive and informative directory of graduate and postgrad programs.
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 Urban Planning 2003 - 2005 Graduate Catalog -- University of Louisville   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The MUP Program prepares students to work in a wide variety of fields, including land use and environmental planning, parks and recreation planning, urban design, historic preservation, transportation planning, open space planning, regional planning, and in the development of geographic information systems.
With the continuing expansion of Louisville and the nation's other metropolitan areas, urban planning is one of the leading professional fields in terms of demand and job satisfaction, according to surveys by Jobs Rated Almanac and Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance.
Studio courses are taught at the Urban Design Studio, located in downtown Louisville and operated by the MUP Program in cooperation with the City of Louisville and the College of Architecture of the University of Kentucky.
graduate.louisville.edu /catalog_2003/program_descriptions/urpl.shtml   (430 words)

 URBAN PLANNING and HOUSING PROJECTS page 1 - J. J. Gruzewski - master and urban planning, urbanista, planner, architekt
Between 1984 and 2000 I have taken an active part in urban planning of the following projects: the SCHUTOW Development in Rostock, Germany, the OLYMPIA Beach Resort in Greece, CHECINY town historic redevelopment, the UNTERGOHREN resort (ITCM), Hawaii WEST BEACH (MYA), and BRWINOW district urban and housing planning.
My urban planning services are based on my European and American urban planning education and international work experience from the US, Greece, Germany, Hungary, and Poland.
Design involved: removal of old, not feasible for restoration urban "tissue" and replacing it with new residential infills (keeping the scale, and town's historic character).
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 Urban planning
While it is rare that cities are planned from scratch (and, in case, with some risk of unsuccessful examples like for Brasilia), planners are important in managing the growth of cities, applying tools like zoning to manage the uses of land, and growth management to manage the pace of development.
Many urban areas show little sign of ever having being planned in any coherent or socially-aware way.
Buildings and spaces may reflect the different priorities of a different era, or simply demonstrate an undue (anti-social or environmentally-insensitive) emphasis on the priorities of the organisation or individual that paid for their construction.
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 URBAN PLANNING, 1794-1918:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
These documents are primary source material for the study of how urban planning developed up to the end of World War I. They include statements about techniques, principles, theories, and practice by those who helped to create a new professional specialization.
This new field of city planning grew out of the land-based professions of architecture, engineering, surveying, and landscape architecture, as well as from the work of economists, social workers, lawyers, public health specialists, and municipal administrators.
Several survey broadly the state of planning at the time of writing.
www.library.cornell.edu /Reps/DOCS/homepage.htm   (191 words)

 UrbanFutures.org - A Project of the Reason Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As several North Carolina cities consider urban rail projects, this new Reason study finds the areas, like many across the country, are all ill-suited for rail and would be better off adding additional lane capacity to roads and pursuing mass transit options like bus rapid transit.
This report shows how large-scale general plans often produce unworkable political compromises and must be supplemented with neighborhood plans that can adapt to changing conditions.
Southern California's Ventura County has been hailed as a leader in urban planning, but this study reveals several problems created by the implementation of growth management laws in the county.
www.urbanfutures.org   (1574 words)

URBDP 300 Introduction to Urban Planning (5) I&S Ludwig
Introduction to urban economics and impacts on real estate development with emphasis on land allocation, location theory, rent/value theory, factors affecting growth and decline of cities, and the role of governmental regulation/policy/finance in controlling real estate development.
Introduction to site planning; how it is regulated; why it is important to know; and how to carry out its key tasks, including residential subdivision and mixed-use development layout; basic topographical and hydrological analysis and manipulation; roadways, parking and hierarchies of circulation, and site design detail.
www.washington.edu /students/crscat/urbdes.html   (3273 words)

 Cyburbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Atlantic Station (atlanticstation.com) is a huge new urban renewal project on the northwestern edge of Midtown Atlanta.
First planned in the mid-1990s, the 56 hectare mixed-use land development is on the former site of the Atlantic Steel mill.
Talk about urban planning, cities, the built environment or anything else on your mind, with hundreds of other Cyburbia users from around the world.
www.cyburbia.org   (493 words)

 Department of Political Science, MSP, msp, urban regional planning, planning, urban studies, urban study, policy study, ...
The Master of Science in Planning (MSP) degree is the normal route for entry into professional positions in urban and regional planning and related fields.
PS 531 – Planning theory: Exploration of the theories of urban and regional development dynamics and the role of planning and planners within that context.
PS 582 – Land use and comprehensive planning: Concept and framework for land use planning; development of comprehensive plans; population, economic and employment forecasting.
web.utk.edu /~polisci/msp.htm   (1282 words)

 Students 2005 -Urban Planning at Columbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Currently a candidate for master's degrees in the departments of Urban Planning and Sociomedical Sciences (at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia), she is interested in community-based participatory research and planning, with a particular attention to issues of sexuality and substance use.
In the field of Urban Planning, she is specializing in environmental and international planning and is particularly interested in brownfield redevelopment.
She is currently pursuing an M.S. in urban planning at Columbia University, specializing in land use planning and redevelopment strategies.
www.urban.columbia.edu /people/alumni/alumni2004.htm   (1729 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Urban and Regional Planning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Los Angeles H* Urban Bureau - An urban design collaborative devoted to bridging the gap between the traditional development process and the community.
Urban Planning, 1794-1918 - An international anthology of primary source material for the study of how urban planning developed up to the end of World War I. Includes articles, conference papers, and reports.
Urban Planning Topics - Dedicated to providing information and resources on urban and regional planning and environmental issues.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Urban_and_Regional_Planning   (1384 words)

 Urban Design
History of city planning (UC Berkeley, Library) An annotated bibliographic research guide to research resources for the history of planning and urbanization at the UC Berkeley libraries.
Urban design: practices, pedagogies, premises (pdf file) Proceedings of an April 2002 conference organized by Van Alen Institute and the Urban Design programs of Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
URBANE: urban resource base for analysis and networked education (Centre for Landscape Research, Univ. of Toronto) URBANE is a set of urban templates made from 120 precedent studies in urban design and is seen as an educational resource for academics, students and practitioners interested in urban design.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /ENVI/urbhist.html   (1830 words)

 Rutgers: Bloustein School: Urban Planning and Policy Development Program
Because of its future orientation, planning embraces visionary and utopian thinking, yet also recognizes that the implementation of plans requires the reconciliation of present realities to future states.
They must become sensitive to the ways in which planning affects individual and community values, and must be aware of their own roles in this process.
Allied with Urban Planning and Policy Development is the school-wide Ph.D. program, which focuses on the preparation of planning-focused scholars who will teach and conduct research.
policy.rutgers.edu /uppd   (532 words)

 American Planning Association
For the last several years, APA members and planners in other countries have been working to develop a proactive, integrated planning model that is focused on sustainability, increased economic opportunities, and inclusive decision making.
An outcome of these efforts is "Reinventing Planning: A New Governance Paradigm for Managing Human Settlements," a paper that will be presented and discussed at the World Urban Forum in Vancouver in June.
As managing editor of Planning and Urban Design Standards, APA worked with more than 200 practicing planners, designers, and scholars to compile best practices for all the varied elements of planning and urban design.
www.planning.org   (731 words)

 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
Acting together, the ACSP member school faculty are able to express their shared commitments to understanding the dynamics of urban and regional development, enhancing planning practices, and improving the education of both novice and experienced planners.
It seeks to strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement as well as through participation in the accreditation process.
The ACSP believes that planning education should extend beyond the classroom and into the world of practice working closely with practicing professionals and communities.
www.acsp.org   (176 words)

 About Planning
is a continually evolving planning project and always improving from input from planners like you.
It is a Internet source for informing the planning professionals and citizens we serve.
is an Internet clearing house for information about websites, publications, essays and news related to land use planning, growth management, comprehensive planning, smart growth, new urbanism and much more.
www.aboutplanning.org   (154 words)

 Urban Affairs and Planning
Urban and regional planning provides the core professional discipline of the department, but that discipline has many applications including environmental, international, and community development, as well as traditional physical and land-use development.
To provide interdisciplinary teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and outreach and service in planning, public policy, and public and non-profit management.
Virginia Tech’s program in Urban Affairs and Planning is also located at the National Capital Region campus.
www.uap.vt.edu   (136 words)

 Technorati Tag: urban   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Technology Education - Urban Planning
By making SimCity 2000 available for individual students to use during class, before or after school, or in free time, you can help students find their own area of interest, and allow them the time to explore and be creative.
SimCity 2000 is a city simulator—a dynamic model of urban life, complete with simulated citizens (Sims), traffic, commerce, industry, utilities, taxes, and other important aspects of city life.
In addition, the development of a city must reflect the interests and priorities of the residents and businesses within the city in order to help maintain the quality of life that these groups desire.
www.geocities.com /tech_ed_2000/units/wadd/SimCity2000Unit.htm   (3967 words)

 Amazon.com: Contemporary Urban Planning (5th Edition): Books: John M. Levy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A four-part organization covers the background and development of contemporary planning; the structure and practice of contemporary planning; fields of planning; and national planning in the United States and other nations, and planning theory.
Reflecting the author's many years' experience as a working planner, this text focuses on public planinng at the substate level -- that which is done by and for cities, counties, towns, and other units of local governments -- and examines much more briefly planning for metropolitan regions, the states, and the question of national planning.
One is that the book is not written for the technocratic planner, it is written for the beginner or someone who is not going to make planning their career.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0130835749?v=glance   (908 words)

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