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Planning Professional Practice

This selective annotated guide lists resources supporting the professional practice of city, regional, and environmental planning. Included are handbooks, planning regulations, and other material of interest to the practicing American planner with a particular emphasis on California planning. California planners may also wish to consult California Planning Online and the California Chapter of the American Planning Association website. For additional assistance, please consult the Environmental Design Library reference staff, 210 Wurster Hall.

UC Berkeley faculty, registered students, and staff who are off campus may use items marked UCB Only or UC Only by using The Library's off-campus access services.

Compiled by Deborah Sommer. Content reviewed: June 2010

General Practice

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Codes of Ethics

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Exams & Licensing

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Jobs

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Organizations / Associations / Networks

For California professional associations see California Planning Online; for environmental associations see Environmental Planning Online.

United States

International / Multinational

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Quick Facts

Here is a selection of guides, dictionaries, and other reference sources for supplying a quick fact. For additional sources see Basic research resources for city & regional planning.

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Topical Research Guides

Here is a selection of guides to UC Berkeley library resources in specialized areas of city and environmental planning practice and research. The full series is available from the Environmental Design Library's complete list of research guides.

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History of Planning Practice

Here is a selection of primary and secondary sources for the study of the history of American planning practice.

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Finding Books

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Finding Journal Articles

To find journal articles on city and environmental planning professional practice, see these lists of databases:

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Site Planning

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Handbooks & Manuals

tip Search the Melvyl catalog for additional handbooks using the subject City planning handbooks manuals.

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The Regulatory Environment: United States

Items listed here concern the regulatory environment in the United States, with California-specific items listed further below. Related Environmental Design Library guides of interest include Finding General Plans, California Planning online, and Environmental Planning online. The latter title includes many useful links to full text environmental law websites. For titles pertaining to other countries and places, consult the Library's catalogs. Also note that the UC Berkeley Law Library, Boalt Hall, has excellent collections of land use and zoning laws.

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The Regulatory Environment: California

tip See also LUPIN, the California land use planning information network, a great source for full text, up-to-date planning information from the California Resources Agency.

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Standards

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For the Planning Commissioner

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Campus Libraries

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