Politics and Planning

A National Study of American Planners

Author: Michael Vasu

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469644266

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

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Vasu analyzes the attitudes of a national sample of both public and private planners, using a questionnaire he devised and administered, and contrasts the results with a nationwide sample of the American public. He finds that planners are a distinct interest group with ideological orientations, political party affiliations, and political participation that differ significantly from those of the American public. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Housing and planning references

Author: United States. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development,United States. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Library and Information Division,United States. Housing and Home Finance Agency. Library

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Category: Political Science

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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Category: Best books

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Making Health Communication Programs Work

A Planner's Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788100802

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 131

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Discusses key principles relative to specific steps in health communications program development, and includes examples of their use. Covers: planning and strategy selection, selecting channels and materials, developing materials and pretesting (pretesting -- what it can and cannot do, pretesting methods, plan and conduct pretests), implementing your program, assessing effectiveness, feedback to refine program and more. Each chapter includes a 3selected readings2 section. Includes: information sources, sample forms, glossary, bibliography, etc. Photos and drawings.

Urban Planning Methods

Research and Policy Analysis

Author: Ian Bracken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317833260

Category: Science

Page: 416

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In order to develop and exercise their skills urban planners need to draw upon a wide variety of methods relating to plan and policy making, urban research and policy analysis. More than ever, planners need to be able to adapt their methods to contemporary needs and circumstances. This introductory textbook focuses on the need to combine traditional research methods with policy analysis in order to understand the true nature of urban planning processes. It describes both planning methods and their underlying concepts and principles, illustrating applications by reference to the daily activities of planning, including the assessment of needs and preferences of the population, the generation and implementation of plans and policies, and the need to take decisions related to the allocation of land, population change, employment, housing and retailing. Ian Bracken also provides a comprehensive guide to the more specialized research literature and case studies of contemporary urban planning practice. This book was first published in 1981.

The Finance of Higher Education

Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice

Author: Michael B. Paulsen,John C. Smart

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875861350

Category: Education

Page: 588

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Offering an overview of governmental and institutional policies and practices, this book outlines the prominent theories and major areas of research in the field of higher education finance. Among the theoretical perspectives explicated are human capital theory, public sector economics, microeconomi

Middle America

A Culture History of Heartland and Frontiers

Author: Mary W. Helms

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819122308

Category: History

Page: 367

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Originally published by Prentice-Hall in 1975.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 052543285X

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

Annuaire Des Organisations Internationales

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Associations, institutions, etc

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Beginning in 1983/84 published in 3 vols., with expansion to 6 vols. by 2007/2008: vol. 1--Organization descriptions and cross references; vol. 2--Geographic volume: international organization participation; vol. 3--Subject volume; vol. 4--Bibliography and resources; vol. 5--Statistics, visualizations and patterns; vol. 6--Who's who in international organizations. (From year to year some slight variations in naming of the volumes).

Research centers directory

Author: Gale Research Company,Gale Research Inc

Publisher: N.A


Category: Learned institutions and societies

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Research institutes, foundations, centers, bureaus, laboratories, experiment stations, and other similar nonprofit facilities, organizations, and activities in the United States and Canada. Entry gives identifying and descriptive information of staff and work. Institutional, research centers, and subject indexes. 5th ed., 5491 entries; 6th ed., 6268 entries.

Urban Historical Geography

Recent Progress in Britain and Germany

Author: Dietrich Denecke,Gareth Shaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521343623

Category: History

Page: 409

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Originally published in 1988, this book provides a fascinating comparative review of research in urban historical geography in Britain and West Germany. It draws together a wide range of material on the history of urban development to explore the theoretical and methodological possibilities offered by comparative surveys of contrasting national and regional urban expenses. The chronological focus of the essays ranges in time from the medieval period onwards, and the contributors explore not only the specifically intellectual consequences of their empirical research, but also its policy implications for urban planners and conservationists. Serious extended comparative debate has hitherto been absent from the field of urban historical geography as a whole: this volume sought to reverse that trend, and in so doing to establish a fresh research agenda for an important and expanding discipline.