Manual on Urban Planning - Chapter II: General Planning Process

by Russell H. Riley,

Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 2, Pg. 11-26

Document Type: Journal Paper


The second chapter of the Manual on Urban Planning lists major elements that should be included in a comprehensive plan for an urban area, and cites the persons and agencies that should participate in the planning program. The comprehensive plan should be a general guide, although regulatory phases such as zoning, housing standards, etc., must necessarily be more specific. Elements to be considered in the plan are; character and economy of the area; population; land use; transportation facilities; community facilities, such as schools, parks, and public buildings; and housing and urban renewal. Different types of urban renewal programs currently under way are described. The various regulatory measures that will affect the comprehensive plan are listed, and its relationship to other planning programs is considered.

Subject Headings: Urban development | Housing | Zoning | Population projection | School buildings | Parks | Public transportation

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