The Planners Guide to CommunityViz

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The Planners Guide to CommunityViz: The Essential Tool for a New Generation of Planning by Doug Walker and Tom Daniels

With more than 325 full color illustrations, charts, graphs, and screenshots.

Full of practical examples and case studies, The Planners Guide to CommunityViz shows how CommunityViz GIS-based software can enliven the comprehensive planning process —from visioning, to public participation, to values mapping— and shows how to use CommunityViz to analyze zoning regulations, calculate the costs of community services, and evaluate development proposals requiring design review. In addition, the book describes applications of CommunityViz to transportation planning, natural resource planning, land-development suitability assessment, and urban economic development analysis.

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"Vividly demonstrates the multi-purpose, multi-layered nature of the technology."

--Jack Dangermond, Esri

"The cornerstone documentation for GIS-based planning decision support for years to come"

--Scott N. Lieske, PhD, University of Wyoming

"Along the way this engaging book also serves as a practical and straightforward primer on community planning."

--Uri Avin FAICP, Regional Growth Management Leader, Parsons Brinckerhoff

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