Planning and Urban Design Standards, Student Edition
September 2006, ©2007
Planning and Urban Design Standards, Student Edition is the authoritative and reliable volume designed to teach students best practices and guidelines for urban planning and design.
Edited from the main volume to meet the serious student's needs, this Student Edition is packed with more than 1,400 informative illustrations and includes the latest rules of thumb for designing and evaluating any land-use scheme--from street plantings to new subdivisions. Students find real help understanding all the practical information on the physical aspects of planning and urban design they are required to know, including:
* Plans and plan making
* Environmental planning and management
* Building types
* Parks and open space, farming, and forestry
* Places and districts
* Design considerations
* Projections and demand analysis
* Impact assessment
* Legal foundations
* Growth management preservation, conservation, and reuse
* Economic and real estate development
Planning and Urban Design Standards, Student Edition provides essential specification and detailing information for various types of plans, environmental factors and hazards, building types, transportation planning, and mapping and GIS. In addition, expert advice guides readers on practical and graphical skills, such as mapping, plan types, and transportation planning.
Part 1: PLANS AND PLAN MAKING.
TYPES OF PLANS.
Urban Design Plans.
Economic Development Plans.
Parks and Open-Space Plans.
Critical and Sensitive Areas Plans.
Role of Participation.
Computer-Based Public Participation.
Part 2: ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW.
Environmental Planning Considerations.
Rivers and Streams.
Floodplains and Riparian Corridors.
Beach and Dune Systems.
Estuaries, Flats, and Marshes.
Slope, Relief, and Aspect.
Soils Classification and Mechanics.
Habitat Patches, Corridors, and Matrix.
Erosion and Sedimentation.
Hurricanes and Coastal Storms.
Sinkholes and Subsidence.
Tsunamis and Seiches.
Noise and Vibration.
Part 3: STRUCTURES.
Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.
Hierarchy of Streets and Roads.
Street Networks and Street Connectivity.
Vehicle Turning Radii.
Parking Lot Design.
Stormwater Runoff and Recharge.
Wireless Infrastructure Overview.
PARKS AND OPEN SPACE.
Types of Parks.
Greenways and Trails.
FARMING AND FORESTRY.
Part 4: PLACES AND PLACEMAKING.
PLACES AND DISTRICTS.
Environmental Site Analysis.
Scale and Density.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—LEED.
Part 5: ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES.
PROJECTIONS AND DEMAND ANALYSIS.
Economic Base and Econometric Projections.
Housing Needs Assessment.
Parks, Recreation, and Open-Space Needs Assessment.
Environmental Impact Assessment.
Fiscal Impact Assessment.
Traffic Impact Studies.
Mapping Data Overview.
Aerial Photographs and Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles.
U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Maps.
Property Maps in Modern Cadastres.
Census Data and Demographic Mapping.
Remote Sensing and Satellite Image Classification.
Geographic Information Systems.
Visual Preference Techniques.
Part 6: IMPLEMENTATION TECHNIQUES.
Planning Law Overview.
Property Rights, Police Power, Nuisance, and Vested Rights.
Due Process and Equal Protection.
Freedom of Religion and Expression.
Eminent Domain,Takings, and Exactions.
State Enabling Legislation.
Planned Unit Development.
Innovations in Local Zoning Regulations.
Adequate Public Facilities and Concurrency Management.
Urban Growth Areas.
Development Impact Fees.
Transfer and Purchase of Development Rights.
PRESERVATION,CONSERVATION, AND REUSE.
Open-Space Preservation Techniques.
Land Evaluation and Site Assessment.
ECONOMIC AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT.
Capital Improvement Programs.
Tax Increment Financing.
Financing Methods and Techniques.
Financial Planning and Analysis:The Pro Forma.
Graphic Symbols and Drawing Annotations.
FREDERICK R. STEINER is the Dean of the School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin. He is on the advisory boards for Planning and Urban Design Standards and Landscape Architecture Graphic Standards (both from Wiley).
KENT BUTLER is Associate Dean of Research and Chair of the planning program at the School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin.