Wayne Feiden with Elisabeth M. Hamin
Chicago: The American Planning Association (2011)
Edited By Elisabeth M. Hamin, Priscilla Geigis, and Linda Silka
University of Massachusetts Press (2007)
This edited volume provides a complete, thorough, and accessible introduction to community planning for members of planning and other regulatory boards, for students, and for planners and policymakers. Each chapter provides an introduction to the social and ecological principles of the built environment, and explains ways to realize smart growth in local settings. The book's focus is how to achieve better communities through the every day functioning of local governments and the volunteers who staff the local boards.
Editors' Introduction: Preserving and Enhancing Communities, by Elisabeth M. Hamin, Linda Silka and Priscilla Geigis
Section I: Gathering Perspectives and Getting Involved
Chapter 1: Getting Involved: Local Leaders in the Process, by Elisabeth M. Hamin and Jeffrey Levine
Chapter 2: Building Consensus: Coalitions for Policy Change, by Kathryn Leahy and Andrea Cooper
Chapter 3: Diversity: Multiple Cultures Forming One Community, by Linda Silka and Veronica Eady
Chapter 4: Thinking Like a Developer: Partners, Adversaries or Competitors?, by Robert H. Kuehn, Jr.
Section II: Developing a Vision
Chapter 5: Comprehensive Planning: Bringing It All Together, by Steve Smith, Kurt Gaertner and Glenn Garber,
Chapter 6: Creative Zoning: Putting the Teeth in Your Planning, by Jay Wickersham, Jack Wiggin and Glenn Garber
Chapter 7: Current and Future Land Use: GIS Applied, by Jane Pfister, John Hultgren, Christian Jacqz, and Richard Taupier
Section III: Preserving Natural Resources
Chapter 8: Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Protection, by Sharon McGregor and Jack Ahern
Chapter 9: Watershed Planning: Securing Our Water Future, by Mark P. Smith, Brian Howes and Joan Kimball
Chapter 10. Natural Land: Preserving and Funding Open Space, by Robert L. Ryan and Arthur P. Bergeron, Esq.
Section IV: Enhancing Community Strengths
Chapter 11: Transportation: Linking Land Use and Mobility, By Jeffrey Levine
Chapter 12: Housing and Community Preservation: A Home for All, by Toni Coyne Hall and Linda Silka
Chapter 13: The New Economy : Thriving Amidst Change, by Zenia Kotval and John R. Mullin
Section V: Keeping the Best
Chapter 14: Brownfields Redevelopment: Reconnecting Economy, Ecology and Equity, by Veronica Eady
Chapter 15: Adaptive Reuse of Buildings: If It Is Already Built Will They Come?, by Robert Forrant
Chapter 16: Historic Landscape Preservation: Saving Community Character, by Annaliese Bischoff
Chapter 17: Community Preservation: Residents, Municipalities and the State Collaborating for Smarter Growth, by Priscilla Geigis, Linda Silka and Elisabeth M. Hamin
Appendix A: Indicators of Community Preservation, by Elisabeth M. Hamin
Elisabeth M. Hamin
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003
"This is a rich and rewarding book about a deeply divisive issue. I am very impressed by the extent to which Hamin interviewed key participants and let them speak for themselves. It is an important contribution to the environmental planning and land use literature."--James A. Throgmorton, University of Iowa
"Hamin's narrative approach brings the human concerns of environmental conservation to the fore. Mojave Lands makes a compelling and original contribution to environmental planning theory and practice."--Frederick Steiner, Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin
Controversy inevitably accompanies attempts at land protection, even in cases of large, uninhabited, economically marginal locations. In 1994, for example, the California Desert Protection Act created the Mojave National Preserve, the third largest national park in the lower forty-eight states. The act transferred three million acres of southern California desert from the Bureau of Land Management to the National Park Service. As a result, explains Elisabeth M. Hamin, the National Park Service became a multiple-use manager, balancing its official mission of environmental protection with oversight of such activities as hunting, ranching, and mining.
In Mojave Lands: Interpretive Planning and the National Preserve , Hamin explains how this new role came about. Drawing on interviews with people on various sides of the issue -- from mining lobbyists to local ecotourism operators, legislators to gun advocates -- she shows how the differing parties argued and compromised over land protection. From their success, Hamin derives lessons for reimagining national parks to achieve broadly shared goals.
Introducing the concept of "interpretive planning" -- a method that takes into account conflicting views of all interested parties -- she offers explicit steps for the planner and policy analyst to use. This book will appeal to scholars and students in environmental studies, planning and landscape architecture and history, as well as professionals in planning, resource management, the National Park Service, and related conservation organizations, public and private.
Other reviews of Mojave Lands:
Book Review by Gerald Hillier,
Journal of Planning Education and Research, Mar 2005; vol 24: pages 342 - 343.
Book Review by Laura R. Musacchio, Landscape Journal 24:1–05, pages 100-101.
Book Review by
Timothy P. Duane, Journal of the American Planning Association , Summer 2005, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p346-346.