Guide to California Planning 6th Edition
Author: William Fulton
Since it was first published in 1991, Guide to California Planning has served as the authoritative textbook on city and county planning practice throughout the state. The first book ever written that covers all aspects of planning in a single state, Guide to California Planning is used as a textbook in virtually every college- and graduate-level planning program in California.
In this revised and expanded sixth edition, William Fulton lays out planning laws and processes in detail and describe how planning really works in California; how cities and counties and developers and citizen groups all interact with each other on a daily basis to shape California communities and the California landscape, for better and for worse. Significant new topics addressed in this edition include the state's increasing focus on housing production and planning for climate adaptation.
Easy to read and understand, Guide to California Planning is far more than a textbook. It is an ideal tool for planning professionals, members of allied professions in the planning and development fields, and citizen activists.
The history of urban planning and land use regulation in California
The structure of planning decision-making and the players at the local, regional, state, and federal levels
The basic tools, including General Plans, zoning ordinances, development codes, the Subdivision Map Act, and the California Environmental Quality Act
Advance techniques, including exactions, growth management, Specific Plans, and development agreements
Important urban development topics such as economic development, climate change, sustainability, infill development, and property rights
Infrastructure and infrastructure finance
Natural resource protection