By John M. Levy
Updated in its tenth variation, Contemporary city Planning offers readers with in-depth assurance of the historical, financial, political, felony, and environmental components affecting city making plans in addition to particular chapters at the quite a few fields of planning.
With up-to-date assurance of the Obama administration's reaction to the current monetary downturn, the textual content addresses the main urgent concerns in city improvement this day - together with the subprime loan difficulty and residential foreclosure, federal investment for public transportation, and new criteria for "green" constructions. The ebook additionally contains new fabric at the swiftly becoming box of making plans for normal catastrophes.
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