Tedesco, Mike. (2009). City Boy: Urban Planning, Municipal Politics, and Guerrilla Warfare.

Sunstone Press, ISBN-10: 0865347263 or ISBN-13: 978-0865347267 Speck, Jeff. (2013). Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, Reprint Edition. North Point Press; Reprint edition. North Point Press, ISBN-10: 0865477728 or ISBN-13: 978-0865477728. The assignment asks you to review two books that discuss the nexus of politicians, administrators, interest groups, and citizens in the context of urban planning. As it turns out, urban planning can play a significant role in urban politics. With this in mind, this assignment asks you to do the following things: • Succinctly summarize (in such a fashion that convinces me you read and understood) o What are the major points and arguments being made? o A complete synopsis may address the following questions: § Why planners have a bad reputation § The difference between zoning and planning § Problems that face a city § Pluralism? § Current planning

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The book “City Boy: Urban Planning, Municipal Politics and Guerrilla Warfare” narrates about a character who was attacked through confrontation but ended up becoming significant in the city, a husband and a father to two children(Tedesco, 2009). On the other hand, “Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time” is about a character who has dedicated his career to unearthing what makes thrive (Speck, 2012). One of the major argument found in the two books includes a character from humble backgrounds and lifestyles but ends up thriving and becoming famous individuals in their respective cities. The planners have a bad reputation due to negative influence forcing them to make decisions…

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