Hi. While looking for reference material on urban planning, I came across your site. I am a resident of a small (pop. approx. 4,000) Town/village on the coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is an absolutely wonderful little fishing village that is undergoing extreme pressure from developers (we are very close to Vancouver). As a new resident, coming from a big city, I would like to see this village grow and develop, but in a sustainable, character-protected, manner.
So, I want to educate myself on what are the principles of good urban planning. After all, it's no good complaining unless you can provide some knowledge-based solutions or suggestions.
That's why I joined your web site .... for educational purposes.