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Community Planning

Community Planning

By Eric Damian Kelly & Barbara Becker. A thorough examination of the comprehensive planning process. The authors consider all aspects of the comprehensive plan: its elements, adoption, and implementation.

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Better, Not Bigger

By Eben V. Fodor. Benefits from growth that exploits the commons accrue to a few, while costs are distributed across the entire community. Fodor marshals evidence from almost every state to prove his point.

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Better Not Bigger
Confronting Suburban Decline

Confronting Suburban Decline

By William H. Lucy & David L. Phillips. Examines causes of and responses to suburban decline. Argues that a high quality natural and built environment is key to economic stability and recommends policies.

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Designing Sustainable Communities

By Judy Corbett & Michael Corbett. Examines the history of the sustainable community movement. Discusses how Village Homes, a pioneer sustainable development near Davis, California, fits into the context of that movement.

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Designing Sustainable Communities
The Ecology of Place

The Ecology of Place

By Timothy Beatley & Kristy Manning. Describes a world in which land is consumed sparingly, cities and towns are vibrant and green, local economies thrive, and citizens work together to create places of enduring value.

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Green Urbanism

By Timothy Beatley. Explains what planners and local officials in the United States can learn from the sustainable city movement in Europe. Examines the progress and policies of twenty-five of the most innovative cities.

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Green Urbanism
The Growth Illusion

The Growth Illusion

By Richard Douthwaite. Examines economic growth from the birth of capitalism through the industrial revolution and the world wars, drawing a link between rising GNP and the erosion of our quality of life.

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Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities

By Jim Howe, et al. Offers important lessons in preserving the character of communities near national and state parks, wildlife refuges, and other public lands without sacrificing economic well-being.

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Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities
Conservation Design for Subdivisions

Conservation Design for Subdivisions

By Randall G. Arendt. A practical handbook for residential developers, site designers, local officials, and landowners that explains how to implement new ideas about land use planning and environmental protection.

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 More Land Use Books

Accidental City
By Robert Fulford. The story of the transformation of Toronto. In a narrative that moves from one part of Toronto to another, Fulford describes the city, its history, urban planning, and economic growth. More…

Cities in Our Future
Edited by Robert Geddes. Urban planners, architects, urban designers, and other experts from across North America examine the impact of growth and form on the ability of a city to achieve and maintain social equity and environmental health. More…

Design for Human Ecosystems
By John Tillman Lyle. Explores methods of designing landscapes that function in the sustainable ways of natural ecosystems. Provides a framework for thinking about and understanding ecological design. More…

Designing the City
By Adele Fleet Bacow. A wealth of information on design and decision-making, including how citizens and activists can make their voices heard and numerous examples of effective strategies for working with all parties. More…

Eco-City Dimensions
Edited by Mark Roseland. Many global environmental concerns are rooted at the local level. Eco-City Dimensions demonstrates that movement is definitely under way toward implementing the vision of eco-cities. More…

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