Seeing a “Dummies” book about urban planning is actually a testament to the fact that the field of urban planning has arrived in the public consciousness.
Planetizen’s Top 10 Books - 2013
Urban Planning for Dummies. An actual book.
@cityslikr on Twitter
Urban Planning for Dummies – a new and slightly curious addition to the For Dummies series of instructional books. It's a pretty wonky subject to see in the straightforward and simplified style of this series, and raises the instantaneous question many of these books raise: who would actually want to read this?
@nate_berg for The Atlantic Cities
"Urban Planning for Dummies" is quite good too, but probably unassignable in graduate school.
Prof. Frank Popper, Rutgers University, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
"Urban Planning for Dummies"?!??! … I thought this was a joke!
@PortCityPlanner on Twitter
The College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University has done all sorts of things to promote better planning in Northeast Ohio. And now faculty member Jordan Yin is bringing planning to masses with his new book, "Urban Planning for Dummies". The well-known "Dummies" series may attract snickers, but the books are usually excellent primers about difficult subjects. Yin's book covers the basics of how cities and towns grow and change, how to plan for housing, transportation and land use, how to design greener and more sustainable communities, and how citizens can get involved.
David Beach, Director of the Green Cities Blue Lake Institute at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Love it!! What we all have been longing for, secretly, is finally here: Urban Planning for Dummies
@PlanningNerd on Twitter
Urban Planning For Dummies is an excellent introduction to the arts and science of urban planning for both the layman and the undergraduate student. It is written in clear prose, comprehensive in nature and a good reference to have close at hand for discussions with the public. The language is simple but does not talk down to the reader, it is full of references and useful internet links.
Review by Floridaplanner on Amazon.com
I received a promo copy of "Urban Planning for Dummies" in the mail today. Which city official should get it first?
@bkives on Twitter
"Urban Planning for Dummies" reflects the spirit of hopefulness and commitment to progress that has driven the profession of urban planning for more than a century…This book is an excellent window into the world of urban planning…
W. Paul Farmer, FAICP, CEO of the American Planning Association (from the Foreword)
"Yes, There's an 'Urban Planning for Dummies' Book"
Urban Planning for Dummies is the first book by Jordan Yin. He has worked in the field of urban planning for more than 20 years and is a leading advocate of sustainable urban development and the importance of community involvement in urban planning.
You can find him on Twitter! @iPlanCities
You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org