By David Early
- Item# GP
- ISBN: 978-1-938166-10-05
- Copyright (c) 2015
- 240 pp.
- Price: $80.00
Chapters at a Glance (pdf)
Table of Contents (pdf)
"This book is a must for every California planner's bookshelf. David Early's book on general plans fills a huge gap in the California planning literature, and no one is better at communicating what a general plan is and how it's put together."
Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University
"A practical, innovative and relevant guide to updating a city or county's General Plan. I wish I had this book as a resource when we did our General Plan update."
Development Services Director, Butte County
Past President of the California Counties Planning Directors Association
"It helps to know what you are doing — especially when preparing something as daunting as a general plan for an entire city, county or region. Fortunately, David Early draws upon his well-honed intellect and over 20 years experience to create a clear and useful book to help guide and inspire us through this often challenging process."
Former Community Development Agency Director, Marin County
"The General Plan is a powerful tool communities can use to tackle tough growth issues in the comprehensive, "big picture" way that sustains positive change. The General Plan in California provides readable, insightful guidance that helps planners decision makers and community members use the power of the general plan to articulate their specific community's vision and establish the groundwork to implement that vision. Importantly, this book provides specific advice to help communities navigate general plan preparation and avoid getting lost in the general plan's complex issues and requirements."
Elaine Costello, FAICP
Project Manager of the "Reinventing the General Plan" Project of the California Planning Roundtable and California Chapter of the American Planning Association
"In California, no planning tool is more central or important than the general plan. This book is a valuable addition to the literature on the California general plan and its role, function, and potential. Its treatment of the subject is comprehensive and thoughtful, and clearly informed by wide experience with this fundamental California planning topic."
Professor Thomas Jacobson, FAICP
Sonoma State University, Department of Environmental Studies and Planning
Director, Center for Sustainable Communities
"This splendid compilation of planning fundamentals is a laudable contribution towards advancing understanding of planning complexities by one of California's leading planners: David Early. This affable and easy to read resource is a must have for anyone working on improving quality of life through policy and strategic thinking in California and beyond."
Miguel A. Vazquez AICP