Does anybody know where I can find information regarding land use planning principles? I guess I would need basic information about land use (fundamentals, regulations etc), for a planning trainee position. Need to find out as mush as possible about this subject. Anybody know of any good websites (that do not charge to download info/articles), or any books that cover this subject? Anybody willing to share their wealth of knowledge, with somebody trying desperately to enter the profession?. Additionally, what kind of maps do planners use? I am used to topographic(relief) maps, where can I find zoning or other types of planning maps to study? Thanks a lot for any help, I would really appreciate anybody willing to act as surrogate mentor, if willing.