Advancing Sustainability at the Sub-National Level: The Potential and Limitations of Planning

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This volume examines the potential contribution of planning to the advancement of sustainability at sub-national level, and the limitations it faces in doing so. Bringing together case studies from the US, UK, Poland, Israel, South Africa, The Netherlands and Italy, it covers a wide range of issues and contexts, ranging from the metropolitan to the community level.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754638872
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Urban Planning and Environment Series
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The potential and limitations of planning in advancing sustainability notions at the sub-national level : an introduction 1
2 Very long-term planning for the era of climate change 11
3 Can Israel plan for sustainable development? : an institutional analysis and constructive critique 29
4 Decentralized planning for sustainable urban development : the Washington State Growth Management Act and its application in the Seattle metropolitan area 45
5 Integrated planning for air quality - a human concept and a computer programme 57
6 The role of strategic planning in advancing sustainability at the metropolitan level : the case of Tel Aviv 79
7 The integration of environmental, social and economic issues in spatial planning : case study of the metropolitan spatial development framework for Cape Town, South Africa 99
8 Policy recommendations and implementation of local agenda 21 : the example of Lodz (Poland) 115
9 Implementing sustainable business estates in the Netherlands : a confrontation between theory and practice 127
10 An 'actor-consulting' model for sustainable planning : an application in sustainable housing development 143
11 Public-private partnership as new integrated instruments for achieving sustainable urban development : the case of Monza 159
12 The role of local knowledge in environmental health planning 173
13 The potential of framing in managing and resolving environmental conflict 197
14 Participatory decision making and sustainability : the role of environmental organizations 219
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