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Great Plans, Great Communities

Great Plans, Great CommunitiesPlanning means clean water, efficient transportation, housing choice, community character, safe neighborhoods, and renewable energy. In this visually striking introduction to planning, community members and new planning officials learn about the range of planning and how it results in great communities. Let this program make the case for the importance and wide-ranging benefits of planning. Co-sponsored by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

2009. CD-ROM. Steven A. Preston, FAICP.

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Youth Planning Charrettes


Youth Planning CharrettesInvest in the future! Involve young people in planning. Learn how to design charrettes, starting with workshops and ending with lessons learned. This book explores various approaches to involving youth in schools, museums, and citizen groups. It's a complete guide to successful community charrettes for younger participants. (K-8)

1998. Paperback. Bruce Race and Carolyn Torma.

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The Citizen's Guide to Planning 4th Edition

The Citizen's Guide to Planning 4th EditionAPA's popular primer for citizens is all new! For decades, planning officials and engaged citizens have relied on The Citizens Guide to Planning for a better understanding of the basics of planning. Now, Duerksen, Dale, and Elliott have remade this perennial bestseller into a 21st-century guide for anyone who wants to make his or her community a better place. This book describes the land-use planning process, the key players in that process, and the legal framework in which decisions are made.

2009. Paperback. Christopher J. Duerksen, C. Gregory Dale, and Donald L. Elliott.

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The Abundant Community


The Abundant CommunityThe Abundant Community reveals the invisible but immense impact that consumerism has had on the fabric of our families and communities, and recommends how we can create richer, more fulfilling lives and break our dependency on the consumer economy. Right in our neighborhood we have the capacity to address our human needs in ways that systems, which see us only as interchangeable units, as problems to be solved, never can.

2010. Hardcover. John McKnight and Peter Block.

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Great Places in America
(PAS 552)

Great Places in America (PAS 552)The American Planning Association launched the annual Great Places in America program in 2007. This report provides a snapshot of the first 20 designations — 10 neighborhoods and 10 streets — which were announced October 2, 2007, in Washington, D.C., during National Community Planning Month. The streets and neighborhoods designated stand out as places of exceptional character and lasting value.

2008. Paperback. Planning Advisory Service.

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Making Places Special


Making Places SpecialWhen communities succeed, good choices based on good planning rarely get the credit. Bunnell takes us behind the scenes in 10 exceptional "best" places from tiny Block Island, Rhode Island, to booming San Diego, California where good planning triumphed. Their stories prove that it is possible to make places better by adopting thoughtful public policy based on careful planning. And although it sometimes takes decades, long-term quality and livability of communities should not be left to chance.

2002. Hardcover. Gene Bunnell.

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