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    Urban Land Use Planning

    Urban Land Use Planning (fifth edition) provides authoritative answers to the perennial question in urban planning: How can we create a liveable, sustainable future?

    Berke, Godschalk, and Kaiser, with Rodríguez

    ULUPcoverpage.jpgThis fifth edition of the “bible” of urban planning presents a complete, up-to-date, and holistic methodology for creating and enacting plans to reach those goals, deftly balancing the definitive discussion of current practices with a vision of what land use planning should become. Divided into three sections, the book explores the societal context of land use planning and proposes a model for understanding and reconciling the divergent priorities among competing stakeholders; it explains how to build planning support systems to assess future conditions, evaluate policy choices, create visions, and compare scenarios; and it sets forth a methodology for creating plans that will influence future land use change.

    Discussions new to the fifth edition include how to incorporate the three Es of sustainable development (economy, environment, and equity) into sustainable communities, methods for including livability objectives and techniques, the integration of transportation and land use, the use of digital media in planning support systems, and collective urban design based on analysis and public participation.

    First published in the 1950s by Stuart Chapin (one of DCRP's founders), Urban Land Use Planning was designed for use by students and professors in graduate and undergraduate courses, and as a reference book for practicing planners.  “The 5th Edition continues and updates the long tradition of ULUP in DCRP with the new plan-making practices that utilize sustainable development and livable communities approaches," says Phil Berke.  "We want to express our deep gratitude to all the alumni who took the course as students, constantly challenging us to improve methodology and explore new methods.”

    558 pages
    134 line drawings and figures
    Workbook also available:
    Hypothetical City Workbook III
    Exercises and GIS Data to Accompany Urban Land Use Planning, Fifth Edition

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