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.
"In Travel by Design, Boarnet and Crane demonstrate that the influence of the built environment on travel is more complex and misleading than often portrayed, a relationship that reveals predictable patterns and useful policy advice. The authors evaluate design reforms within the range of congestion management and air quality improvement policies, providing both policy advice and the first methodical assessment of the governmental and regulatory challenge of building fewer auto-dependent communities. Overall, the work gives a better understanding of how urban design influences travel behavior, while analyzing the potential for land use planning to address transportation problems."--Jacket.
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.
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.