CHICAGO, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How well do you know the Pacific Northwest? Take a journey from the planning perspective that explores the region's past to what the future holds in Planning the Pacific Northwest, a new book from the American Planning Association.
Planning the Pacific Northwest examines what makes the region unique – its planning innovations, lush landscapes, and climate variations. The book is released in conjunction with the American Planning Association's National Planning Conference being held in Seattle, April 18 – April 21, 2015, at the Washington State Convention Center. Nearly 6,000 planners from around the globe will be in Seattle.
The book was edited by Jill Sterrett, FAICP; Connie Ozawa; Dennis Ryan; Ethan Seltzer; and Jan Whittington. It includes contributions from more than 60 individuals that work, teach, and live in the region.
Divided into three sections, Planning the Pacific Northwest:
- Starts with a look at the region's planning history. From pioneering state-wide planning to growth management laws, the early planning approaches and practices are still followed today.
- Explores current planning practices within the region. The efforts to balance nature and development from the "green to the extreme," the influence of native populations on planning, and the exploration and adaptation of energy efficient measures such as biodiesel.
- Looks ahead to the region's future challenges: climate change, ecosystem damage, changing economy, and polarizing public interests.
Planning the Pacific Northwest (ISBN: 9781611901283) is available immediately from APAPlanningBooks.com for $39.95 or $29.95 for APA members.
The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the art, science and profession of good planning -- physical, economic and social -- so as to create communities that offer better choices for where and how people work and live. Members of APA help create communities of lasting value and encourage civic leaders, business interests and citizens to play a meaningful role in creating communities that enrich people's lives. APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. For more information, visit www.planning.org.
Editor's Note: Media review copies or complimentary conference media registrations are available by contacting Roberta Rewers at [email protected].
SOURCE American Planning Association