Table of Contents


Part I: The Comprehensive Planning Process

Chapter 1:  Some Overarching Issues: Sustainability, Sprawl, and Human Health

Chapter 2: Introduction to Planning

Chapter 3:  Introduction to the Comprehensive Plan

Chapter 4: Analysis of Existing Conditions

Chapter 5:  Projecting Possible Futures for the Community

Chapter 6: Involving Citizens in Making a Plan

Chapter 7: Planning for Future Land Use

Chapter 8: Planning for Public Facilities Such as Parks, Roads and Utilities

Chapter 9: Putting it All Together

Part III: Making Plans Work

Chapter 10: Decisions that Change the Land

Chapter 11: Controlling the Use of Private Land through Zoning

Chapter 12: Controlling the Development of Land

Chapter 13: Controlling When and Where Development Takes Place

Chapter 14: Deciding When and Where to Build New Public Facilities

Chapter 15: Fitting the Plans Together: the Regional Perspective

Chapter 16: Planning for Parks, Open Space and Green Infrastructure

Part IV: Plans for Special Topics or Areas

Chapter 17: Planning for Particular Geographic Areas

Chapter 18: Planning for Renewal and Revitalization

Chapter 19: Planning for Natural Hazards and Community Safety

Chapter 20: Planning for Housing

Chapter 21: Planning for Jobs

Part V: The Planning Profession

Chapter 22: Planning Ethics and Values

Chapter 23: Becoming a Planner or Planning Commission Member

Chapter 24: Entering the Profession (web only)