Planning for a New Century
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Across the United States, issues such as sustainability, smart growth, and livable communities are making headlines. Planning for a New Century brings together leading thinkers in the fields of planning, urban design, education, welfare, and housing to examine those issues and to consider the ways in which public policies have helped createand can help solvemany of the problems facing our communities.
Each chapter identifies issues, provides background, and offers specific policy suggestions for federal, state, and local initiatives. Topics examined include:
In addition, the book features chapters on public safety, education, and welfare reform that include proposals that will help make regional growth management easier as inner-city crime is reduced, schools are improved, and concentrations of extreme poverty are eliminated.
Planning for the New Century brings together current academic research with pressing public policy concerns, and will be a useful resource for policymakers at all levels of government, for planners and architects, and for students and scholars of urban planning and design, and urban studies.
Introduction: An Agenda for a New Century
PART I. The New Metropolitanism
Chapter 1. Regional Imperatives of Global Competition
Chapter 2. Planning Metropolitan Regions
PART II. Managing Growth and Conserving the Environment
Chapter 3. Social Equity and Metropolitan Growth
Chapter 4. Regional Design: Local Codes as Cause and Cure of Sprawl
Chapter 5. Next Steps in Controlling Pollution
Chapter 6. Highway Planning and Land Use: Theory and Practice
PART III. Education, Safety, and Welfare
Chapter 7. Improving Primary and Secondary Education
Chapter 8. Improving Public Safety in Cities
Chapter 9. Welfare Reform, Reproductive Reform, or Work Reform?
PART IV. Restoring Older Urban Areas
Chapter 10. Housing and Urban Communities
Chapter 11. Restoring Natural Resources and Rebuilding Urban Communities
Chapter 12. Downtowns: Competitive for a New Century
Afterword: The University and Civic Engagement
Suggestions for Further Reading
About the Contributors