The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning is an authoritative volume on planning, a long-established professional social science discipline in the U.S. and throughout the world. Edited by Rachel Weber and Randall Crane, professors at two leading planning institutes in the United States, this handbook collects together over 45 noted field experts to discuss three key questions: Why plan? How and what do we plan? Who plans for whom? These three questions are then applied across three major topics in planning: States, Markets, and the Provision of Social Goods; The Methods and Substance of Planning; and Agency, Implementation, and Decision Making. Covering the key components of the discipline, this book is a comprehensive, discipline-defining text suited for students and seasoned planners alike.
Can transportation problems be fixed by the right neighborhood design? The tremendous popularity of the "new urbanism" and "livable communities" initiatives suggests that many persons think so. As a systematic assessment of attempts to solve transportation problems through urban design, this book asks and answers three questions: Can such efforts work? Will they be put into practice? Are they a good idea?
Spring-heeled Jack-he be bad and he be back... It is the winter of 1886 and in the slums of Whitechapel, prostitutes are being murdered. Two thousand year-old vampire, Spring-heeled Jack has arrived in London and is bent on seizing power over the supernatural world. Standing in his way is the unlikely duo of Inspector Thomas Grantham of The Yard and Randall Crane, a one hundred and fifty-three year old vampire. No one is safe from the clutches of Jack, not even those who hold the highest ranks in the country and, with more of Jack's loyal followers due to arrive soon, Thomas and Randall face a race against time to find his lair before he strikes again. Can Thomas and Randall stop Jack before all is lost? Will they be able to discover Jack's darkest secrets and prevent a catastrophe? Who is behind the clandestine 1886 club and just how far does its influence stretch? This is a tale of murder, explosions, plotting and revolution set against the dark Victorian backdrop of Whitechapel and its haunted, filthy alleyways.
They were looking for a miracle cure, but they instead they found a killer . . . Sara and Michael. The ideal celebrity couple, darlings of the media - until their lives are shattered by a mystery illness. Dr Harvey Riker. His clinic has found the miracle cure that millions seek. One-by-one his patients are getting well. One-by-one they are targeted by a serial killer more fatal than the disease. Lieutenant Bernstein. His true desires make him a perfect choice to track the killer - or a perfect victim. Can anyone stop the killer who will do anything to prevent the world's most desperately needed miracle cure . . . ?
The fully revised new edition of this textbook presents a well-balanced set of economic development financing tools and techniques focused on our current times of economic austerity. While traditional public sector techniques are evaluated and refocused, this volume emphasizes the role of the private sector and the increasing need to bring together different techniques and sources to create a workable financial development package. The chapters address critical assessments of various methods as well as practical advice on how to implement these techniques. New chapters on entrepreneurship, the changing nature of the community banking system, and the increasing need for partnerships provides critical insights into the ever-evolving practice of economic development finance.
TCRP Report 123: Understanding How Individuals Make Travel and Location Decisions: Implications for Public Transportation explores a broader social context for individual decision making related to residential location and travel behavior and consequently will be of interest to planners, researchers, transit managers, and decision makers. The findings from this research contribute to efforts to predict mode choice and how to influence it through better policies and design, education, and communication.
The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at San José State University assigned a project team to design a planning template for transit-oriented development (TOD) that incorporates an understanding of nonwork travel, that is, trips for shopping, eating out, and engaging in recreational and cultural activities. Nonwork trips are growing in signifigance and now account for four of every five trips. At the same time, TOD has become a popular planning response to the impacts of metropolitan growth. Some planners believe that TOD will induce more pedestrian and transit trips and will reduce the average length and frequency of household auto travel. This effect is assumed to result from improved accessibility to employment and nonwork venues located in compact, mixed-use centers. Planning professionals in many MPOs also suggest that if multiple centers are linked by high quality transit, such as light or heavy rail, access is enabled to the broad range of nonwork activities.