The comprehensive plan: Sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities for the 21st century

The comprehensive plan: Sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities for the 21st century

/ Rouse, David C. & Piro, Rocky. — New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2022.

xvii, 269 pages : illustrations, maps. — (APA planning essentials).

The book summarizes trends in comprehensive planning in the United States and explains the process for drafting a comprehensive plan and its community vision, policies and actions. It describes the content of a comprehensive plan based on the principles of the American Planning Association's Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places for natural, built, social and economic systems. It discusses how the comprehensive plan addresses community health and regional connections as well as the implementation, updating and communication of the final plan. The final chapter considers the future of comprehensive planning in the United States.

 

Proportionate share impact fees and development mitigation

Proportionate share impact fees and development mitigation

/ Nelson, Arthur Christian; Nicholas, James C.; Juergensmeyer, Julian C.; & Mullen, Clancy. (Eds.). — New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2023.

xli, 520 pages : illustrations, graphs, maps. — (Planners Press book).

The book reviews the policy rationale and legal foundations for impact fees in the United States; explains the methodology for calculating and implementing proportionate share impact fees; considers the efficiency, ethics, equity and models of impact fees in the U.S.; and reviews impact fees and land value capture in other countries, including development charges in Ontario. Case studies of different types of impact fees and tax incentives for development in the U.S. are included. The epilogue discusses the promise of proportionate share impact fees and development mitigation.

 

Reimagining sustainable cities: Strategies for designing greener, healthier, more equitable communities

Reimagining sustainable cities: Strategies for designing greener, healthier, more equitable communities

/ Wheeler, Stephen Maxwell & Rosan, Christina D. — Oakland, CA : University of California Press, 2021.

1 online resource (x, 325 pages) : illustrations, PDF.

Focusing on the United States, the book explores how cities can be made to be more environmentally and economically sustainable and equitable following the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses structural problems and social ecological solutions to achieving net-zero; adapting to climate change; making resilient economies; improving affordability, inclusion and equity; more sustainable travel; designing greener cities (e.g., biophilic design); reducing ecological footprints; supporting human development; and improving democracy.

 

Restorative cities: Urban design for mental health and wellbeing

Restorative cities: Urban design for mental health and wellbeing

/ Roe, Jenny & McCay, Layla. — London : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021.

1 online resource (xviii, 251 pages) : colour illustrations, PDF.

The book explores how to design cities to create restorative environments that support human social, physical and mental needs. Chapters define concepts, present the scientific theory and evidence linking health and well-being to the urban environment, and recommend design guidelines around five urban design themes: (1) access to urban green space, (2) urban water settings, (3) the sensory experience of the city, (4) neighbourhood cohabitation, (5) opportunities for physical activity, (6) opportunities for play, and (7) equity and social inclusion. The final chapter discusses restorative urbanism and how to implement urban systems that support mental and social well-being.

 


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