Part 1 Introduction 1. Contemporary Planning Scholarship: Where we Stand and What We Deliver Rachel Weber and Randall Crane Part II Why Plan? Institutions and values A. Delivering public goods 2. Collective Action: Balancing Public and Particularistic Interests Tore Sager 3. Urban planning and regulation: The challenge of the market Yonn Dierwechter & Andrew Thornley 4. The Evolution of the Institutional Approach in Planning Annette M. Kim 5. Varieties of Planning experience: Towards a Globalized Planning Culture? John Friedmann B. Principles and Goals 6. Beauty Elizabeth MacDonald 7. Sustainability Emily Talen 8. Justice Peter Marcuse 9. Access Kevin Krizek & David Levinson 10. Preservation Li Na & Elizabeth M. Hamin 11. Cultural Diversity Karen Umemoto & Vera Zambonelli 12. Urban Resilience Thomas J. Campanella & David R. Godshalk Part III. How and What Do We Plan? The Means and Modes of Planning A. Plan Making 13. Making Plans Charles Hoch 14. Cities, People and Processes as Case Studies for Urban Planning Eugenie Birch 15. Transforming the Communicative Planning Debate John Forester 16. Visualizing information Ann-Margaret Esnard 17. Modeling Urban Systems John Landis 18. Codes and Standards in Urban Planning and Design Eran Ben-Joseph B. Frontiers of Persistent and Emergent Questions 19. Culture, Place and Development Elizabeth Currid-Halkett 20. Urban Planning and Public health Jason Corburn 21. Suburban Sprawl and
Rachel Weber is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Randall Crane is Professor and Vice Chair of Urban Planning at the UCLA School of Public Affairs.
"This is an 800 page compendium in urban planning. Three pages are required to list the 50 contributing authors and their affiliations, a good many of whom are well known scholars whose accumulated works over the years have helped to define the field implicitly. This, in and of itself, is quite an accomplishment. The editors impose structure on their collection through a series of fundamental questions about urban planning. These form the 3 main pillars that hold the overall structure in place, and each chapter falls in line accordingly, more or less. For instructors teaching such a course for the first time, this compilation provides a viable starting point, and with successive iterations those instructors can begin to drop articles that they deem less pertinent while adding others, thus creating a unique hybrid of their own. It beats starting from scratch."--Journal of Regional Science