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Most planners agree that the built environment can aid criminal activity or obstruct it. But few address community crime effectively in their plans. Why the disconnect?
How can planners take conflicted communities from passionate demands to practical solutions? Facilitative leadership offers helpful answers.
Making Community Design Work helps planners navigate the process of creating environments that meet the needs of the people they serve.
New and Notable
D. Bradford Hunt and Jon B. DeVries, AICP
In Planning Chicago, Hunt and DeVries tell the real stories of the planners, politicians, and everyday people who shaped contemporary Chicago, starting in 1958, early in the Richard J. Daley era. Over the ensuing decades, planning did much to develop the Loop, protect Chicago's famous lakefront, and encourage industrial growth and neighborhood development in the face of national trends that savaged other cities. But planning also failed some of Chicago's communities and did too little for others.
Planning Chicago looks beyond Burnham's giant shadow to see the sprawl and scramble of a city always on the make. This isn't the way other history books tell the story. But it's the Chicago way.
C. Gregory Dale, Benjamin Herman, and Anne McBride
Across the country, communities rely on their planning commissions for guidance. But who guides the planning commissioners?
This step-by-step guidebook gets new commissioners off on the right foot and helps experienced commission members navigate their roles. The authors, all practicing planners, have worked extensively with planning commissions for decades. They have watched commissioners scramble up a steep learning curve, sit in the hot seat of controversy, and strive to make sound decisions for the places they call home.
In 1990 The Experience of Place created a buzz in the planning community. Its award-winning author returns to planning themes with In Motion: The Experience of Travel, now in a paperback edition from APA Planners Press.
This intriguing book starts with the idea that travel gives us "open-sesame" moments when we suddenly see even familiar surroundings with fresh eyes. The experience — Hiss calls it Deep Travel — can happen whether we're on a trek through the Khyber Pass or a trip to the mailbox. With stories of his own journeys and passages from celebrated travel writers, he makes the transcendental experience come alive.
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C. Gregory Dale, FAICP
Christopher J. Duerksen
Donald L. Elliott, FAICP
Laurie A. Johnson, AICP
Robert E. Lang
William H. Lucy
Alan Mallach, FAICP
Arthur C. Nelson, FAICP
Robert B. Olshansky, FAICP
Brenda Case Scheer, FAICP
Donald Shoup, FAICP
Emily Talen, FAICP
Philip L. Walker, AICP