Best Books – Metropolitan Planning

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Metropolitan Planning subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Metropolitan Planning along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Metropolitan Planning subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Metropolitan Planning" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Projects: Planning, Analysis, Selection, Financing, Implementation, and Review” by Prasanna Chandra

“Projects, 8/e: Planning, Analysis, Selection, Financing, Implementation, and Review 8th Edition” Book Review: This text would be useful for both students and practitioners. The book presents the key aspects necessary in evaluating capital expenditure proposals along with strategizing and organising. Suggestions for improving capital appraisal and capital budgeting practices have been given. The book also evaluates the business practices in multiple domains.

2. “Foundations of Real Estate Development Financing: A Guide to Public-Private Partnerships (Metropolitan Planning + Design)” by Arthur C Nelson

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“Foundations of Real Estate Development Financing: A Guide to Public-Private Partnerships (Metropolitan Planning + Design)” Book Review: This book is designed for practicing planners and public administrators. Planning students, economic development officials, public administrators can use this book. Those who need to understand how to leverage public and non-profit resources to leverage private funds for redevelopment would find this text useful. Natural cycle of urban development has been explained in a very easy language. Ways to overcome barriers to efficient redevelopment has also been discussed.

3. “Good Urbanism: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places (Metropolitan Planning + Design)” by Nan Ellin

“Good Urbanism: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places (Metropolitan Planning + Design)” Book Review: This book would be helpful for planners, urban designers, community developers, and students of these fields. The book highlights the hindrance to creating thriving environments, and presents a six-step process to overcome them, the 6 P’s. These are illustrated with the help of ten projects. Every case study highlights the practical aspect which draws out best natural instincts and new planning tools.

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4. “Measuring Urban Design: Metrics for Livable Places (Metropolitan Planning + Design)” by Reid Ewing

“Measuring Urban Design: Metrics for Livable Places (Metropolitan Planning + Design) 2nd Edition” Book Review: This book would be useful for urban policymakers and planners as well as students in urban policy, design, and environmental health. The book highlights the broad perceptions of street environments. Operational definitions and measurement protocols have been also contained. A reliable field survey instrument along with step by step scoring is explained. The book also contains a number of case studies.

5. “Reshaping Metropolitan America: Development Trends and Opportunities to 2030 (Metropolitan Planning + Design)” by Arthur C Nelson

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“Reshaping Metropolitan America: Development Trends and Opportunities to 2030 (Metropolitan Planning + Design)” Book Review: The book highlights statistics about changes in population, jobs, housing and nonresidential space. Other factors that might influence the built environment have been discussed.

6. “Planning as if People Matter: Governing for Social Equity (Metropolitan Planning + Design)” by Marc Brenman and Thomas W Sanchez

“Planning as if People Matter: Governing for Social Equity (Metropolitan Planning + Design)” Book Review: This book provides new insights into the fields of stakeholder participation and civil rights. It also pays attention to issues such as disaster response, new technologies and equity metrics.

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7. “Public Policy: Concept, Theory and Practice” by Bidyut Chakrabarty and Prakash Chand
8. “Metropolitan Transportation Planning” by John W Dickey

“Metropolitan Transportation Planning 2nd Edition” Book Review: The book focuses on transportation planning process and transportation problems. It focuses on the planning process, highlighting the problems, finding solutions for it and collecting data.

9. “Metropolitan Growth Planning in California, 1900-2000” by Elisa Barbour

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“Metropolitan Growth Planning in California, 1900-2000” Book Review: The book looks at the history of regional planning and growth management in California. The state reforms have been discussed which are further divided into three waves. The book also discusses the requirements for effective regional planning.

10. “How Tokyo Grows: Land Development and Planning on the Metropolitan Fringe (STICERD Occasional Papers)” by Michael Hebbert and Norihiro Nakai
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