Cooperating with Nature: Confronting Natural Hazards with Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Communities / Edition 1

Cooperating with Nature: Confronting Natural Hazards with Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Communities / Edition 1

by Raymond J. Burby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309063620

ISBN-13: 9780309063623

Pub. Date: 07/09/1998

Publisher: National Academies Press

This volume focuses on the breakdown in sustainability—the capacity of the planet to provide quality of life now and in the future—that is signaled by disaster. The authors bring to light why land use and sustainability have been ignored in devising public policies to deal with natural hazards. They lay out a vision of sustainability, concrete suggestions

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This volume focuses on the breakdown in sustainability—the capacity of the planet to provide quality of life now and in the future—that is signaled by disaster. The authors bring to light why land use and sustainability have been ignored in devising public policies to deal with natural hazards. They lay out a vision of sustainability, concrete suggestions for policy reform, and procedures for planning. The book chronicles the long evolution of land-use planning and identifies key components of sustainable planning for hazards. Stressing the importance of balance in land use, the authors offer principles and specific reforms for achieving their visions of sustainability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309063623
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
07/09/1998
Series:
Natural Hazards and Disasters: Reducing Loss and Building Sustainability in a Hazardous World: A Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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