[COMM-ORG] New book on social equity

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Fri Aug 31 08:10:41 CDT 2012

[ed:  congratulations to Tom and Marc.]

From: "Sanchez, Thomas" <sanchezt at vt.edu>

My co-author, Marc Brenman and I are proud to announce that the book, 
Planning as if People Matter: Governing for Social 
Equity<http://islandpress.org/ip/books/book/islandpress/P/bo8070588.html> (Amazon<http://www.amazon.com/Planning-People-Matter-Governing-Metropolitan/dp/1610910125/>, 
Barnes & 
Powell's<http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9781610910125-0>), is finally 

We know that American communities are changing fast. Ethnic minority 
populations are growing, home ownership is falling, the number of people 
per household is going up, and salaries are going down, but the planning 
field is largely unprepared for these fundamental shifts. In Planning as 
if People Matter, we offer practical solutions to make our communities 
more livable and more equitable for all residents, covering topics like 
stakeholder participation, civil rights, ethics, disaster response, and 
technology. It is a critical resource to help incorporate issues of 
equity into the planning process. I hope you'll share this information 
with your own networks to convey the importance of this issue.

If you are interested in reviewing Planning as if People Matter, please 
let me know and I will arrange to have a copy sent to you. To consider 
using it in a course, visit http://islandpress.org/educators.html. To 
take 25% off, visit the Island Press 
and use discount code 2MATTER on checkout.

Thanks to many of you for your support and encouragement during the 
writing process and I hope you enjoy the book.

All best,

-          Tom

Tom Sanchez, Professor
Urban Affairs & Planning, Virginia Tech

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