This selective annotated guide lists resources supporting the professional practice of city, regional, and environmental planning. Included are handbooks, planning regulations, and other material of interest to the practicing American planner.
In: ULI sourcebook. ULI--the Urban Land Institute. The membership directory of the Urban Land Institute. Special features include a real estate information resource list, ULI's Code of ethics, and a buyers' guide.
PAS memo. Chicago: American Planning Association, 1971--; monthly. Comes with APA Planning Advisory Service Reports. Brief article(s), usually on a theme. Cumulative index 1971-85 with bound periodicals.
PAS report. Chicago: American Planning Association. Planning Advisory Service, 1949--. How-to-do-it pamphlets covering individual subjects of current interest to practicing planners. Latest cumulative index at Reference Desk (NA9000 A53).
The Practice of local government planning. Charles J. Hoch, Linda C. Dalton, Frank S. So, ed. 3rd edition. Washington, DC: International City Management Association, in cooperation with the American Planning Association, 2000. Known as the "green book." Emphasizes the managerial perspective in decision-making.
The Practice of state and regional planning, Frank S. So, et al., ed. Washington, DC: International City Management Association, 1986. Companion to The Practice of local government planning. Similar format and perspective, except on state and regional level.
Urban planning and design criteria, by Joseph De Chiara. 3rd ed. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1982. Answers practical questions arising constantly in urban planning and design. Useful where professional staff is limited. Covers typical conditions in the U.S.
Vancouver declaration (PDF)(World Planners Congress) Drafted by the Canadian Institute of Planners, the American Planning Association, and the Royal Town Planning Institute, with signatories from planning organizations from more than 15 countries.