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by Carlos B. Graizbord

Pages: 232

Dimensions: 6 x 9

  • ARCHITECTURE - Urban & Land Use Planning
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING - Construction - General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE - Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Development

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781662817373

Price : $25.49

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This textbook presents as positive procedural planning theory, it deals with the various methods available to help planners in decision making with urban problems. The texts gives a definition of physical planning and how urban land use planning should integrate with urban design so the final configuration of the city be envisioned. In real life, in various decision making situations there are obstacles for succesful planning efforts and their implementation. Those obstacles, originated mainly from our political and work culture are presented in this book, as well as ways to overcome them.
Most texts are about sustantive and procedural normative planning theory. Few texts discuss these issues in the US and also underdeveloped countries as this textbook.
The text defines the main goals and objectives of physical planning and describes them as systems. The text presents the necessary profile of the skills that students and professionals have to command to address the problems found in physical planning. It also covers interdisciplinary linkages necessary in the planning practice. The textbook presents the reader with several planning and design methods with their advantages and disadvantages in terms of their applicability in a decision or political situation in real life.

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Carlos B. Graizbord is the former Secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency (Baja
California, Mexico) and former director of the Municipal Planning Institute (IMPLAN) in
Tijuana B.C., Mexico. An architect and professional urban planner, Graizbord came to these
positions with extensive land-use, growth-management and environmental planning experience
on both sides of the border. Graizbord has worked for the public sector and as a private
consultant in the US and Mexico. He has received various professional awards.
In addition to his professional design and planning experience, Graizbord has taught in
universities both in the US and Mexico. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the
National University in Mexico, two Master’s Degrees from Harvard University, one in City
Planning and one in Architecture and he also holds an A.B.D. in City and Regional Planning
from the University of Pennsylvania.

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