The latest addition to the very successful Architectural Graphic Standards series, Planning and Urban Design Standards is a complete, illustrated reference covering urban planning issues. Topics covered include planning include real estate development, mapping, streets and town infrastructure, natural resources, demographics, transportation, environmental impact assessment and mitigation and building type requirements.
The American Planning Association (APA) is a Chicago-based non-profit public-interest and research organization representing 30,000 practicing planners, officials and citizens involved with urban and rural planning issues. It conducts extensive research on planning topics including a landmark study on Growing Smart, Site Planning Essentials for Central America and The City Parks Forum. It also publishes Planning, a monthly magazine and Zoning News, a monthly newsletter on local land-use controls, and the Journal of the American Planning Association, a quarterly journal, along with other specialized journals and Planning Advisory Service (PAS) reports.