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Author Valcik, Nicolas A., author

Title City planning for the public manager / Nicolas A. Valcik, Todd A. Jordan, Teodoro J. Benavides, and Andrea D. Stigdon
Published New York : Routledge, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 260 pages) : illustrations
Series American Society for Public Administration series in public administration & public policy
Public administration and public policy.
Contents Foreword / by Robert Whelan -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- About the authors -- The foundations of city planning -- Introduction : the history of cities in Europe and the United States -- Overview of city planning -- Urban design -- Considerations with city planning -- Prioritizing city services -- Internal and external benchmarking -- Tight budgets and justifications -- Legal aspects of planning and zoning -- Common technical tools for city planning -- Technical information for city planning -- Environmental concerns for planning -- Transportation and infrastructure planning -- Housing and neighborhood integrity -- The economics of city planning -- Central and suburban business district planning -- Planning in support of economic development -- Comprehensive master plan and putting it all together -- Conclusion -- Conclusions: decision-making and political realities of city planning -- Index
Summary "Why should public administrators care about city planning? Is city planning not a field ruled by architects and public works personnel? In fact, much of city planning requires expertise in areas other than buildings and infrastructure: upper level public administrators and city managers need to understand how to obtain resources for a long-range plan that will allow a city to grow, to thrive, and to exist. With city planning expertise, urban administrators are empowered to make more informed decisions on matters that involve budgeting, economic development, tax revenues, public relations, and what ordinances and policies will be in the best interest of the community. City Planning for the Public Manager is designed to fill a significant gap in the literature and provide students and practitioners with hands-on, practical advice from experts with diverse city administration experience to aid the reader in real-life application and to demonstrate where theory and practice intersect.?Divided into three sections, the book provides an overview of the life cycle of a municipality and its services, explores city planning applications for planners on a constricted budget, and walks the reader through a real-life planning research project, demonstrating how it was formulated, implemented, and analyzed to produce usable results. Topics explored include justifications for specific city services, internal and external benchmarking used for city planning, common technical tools (e.g., GIS), legal aspects of planning and zoning, environmental concerns, transportation, residential planning, business district planning, and infrastructure. City Planning for the Public Manager is required reading for students of urban administration and practicing city administrators interested in improving their careers and their communities."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject City planning.
Public administration -- Management.
Form Electronic book
Author Benavides, Teodoro J., author
Jordan, Todd A., 1982- author
Stigdon, Andrea D., author
ISBN 131510167X (electronic bk.)
9781315101675 (electronic bk.)