by N. J. “Pete” Pointner, FAICP, ALA
This book presents planning principles and illustrates their practical application with 19 case studies of approved plans and implemented projects and includes many useful check lists. It is a book about sustainable planning approaches, about “green” land use planning, site planning and context sensitive design.As shown in the Table of Contents there are chapters on:
The use of land and resources at the local level has the most obvious and direct impact on the economic, social and environmental sustainability of our communities. “Planning Connections” provides principles for relating land use planning and design to:
Pete’s free e-book, “Readings in Urban Planning and Design is a resource that expands upon, and compliments, the chapters of his book. The fifth edition contains 60 papers with over 250 images.
Goto readingsinurbanplanninganddesign.blogspot.com. These readings complete a proposed study plan for a college level course in urban planning and design presented on the author’s blogsite: urbanplanninganddesigncourse.blogspot.com. Included in this blog are 67 questions which Pete believes every planner should be able to answer based on the book.
By Pete Pointner
Elements of Sustainable Planning
Master Planned Community Developer
“Balancing the interests of the public with those of private development is not an easy task. Pointner offers new methods for creating a win-win at the zoning table. Public and private planners, elected officials and developers should all make this important and real world advisory text a desk top mainstay in these challenging times.”
Peter A Tremulis, Founder and Managing Principal – Sunesta Resort Communities, LLC and Past Vice President, Pulte Homes
Planning Educator and Author
“Pete Pointner is the epitome of a reflective practitioner. He gives us a thoughtful compendium of values, principles, and procedural advice gleaned from a lifetime of diverse professional practice. He covers a broad range of planning topics from comprehensive plans, downtown urban design, environmental plans, transportation corridors and even site plans and guidance on facilitating project reviews. We’ll be wiser planners for having paid attention to Pointner’s lessons.”
Dr. Edward Kaiser, past chairman of the Department of Urban Planning, University of North Carolina