Environmental Planning in the Netherlands: Too Good to Be True: From Command and Control Planning to Shared Governance

Environmental Planning in the Netherlands: Too Good to Be True: From Command and Control Planning to Shared Governance

by Gert de Roo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754638456

ISBN-13: 9780754638452

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

The Netherlands is one of the most prominent and innovative countries in the field of environmental planning. Over the past decade, its government has introduced such ground-breaking schemes as Integrated Environmental Zoning, the City-Environment Project, the Bubble Concept and Policy Concepts and new approaches to coping with noise, odours, soil pollution, air…  See more details below

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The Netherlands is one of the most prominent and innovative countries in the field of environmental planning. Over the past decade, its government has introduced such ground-breaking schemes as Integrated Environmental Zoning, the City-Environment Project, the Bubble Concept and Policy Concepts and new approaches to coping with noise, odours, soil pollution, air pollution and safety issues. These initiatives and policy tools reflect a rapidly changing and decentralising environmental policy, which contrasts with more conventional environmental ideologies. However, at present little is known of these policies in the international arena. De Roo shows how and why, in recent years, the country's planning system has moved away from its traditional 'top-down' structure. The resulting changes have had far-reaching consequences for the traditional principles of Dutch Environmental policy. In addition, measures for compensating excessive environmental loads are now open to discussion and environmental quality is a subject of negotiation among stakeholders. All these developments mean that environmental policy-making has become more closely integrated with local initiatives that focus on general location-specific qualities. In this book, this development is referred to as 'tailor-made comprehensive planning', which relates closely to the local context, is area-specific, situation-dependent, and embraces shared governance.


About the Author:
Professor Gert de Roo, Department of Planning and Environment, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754638452
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Urban Planning and Environment
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 7.91(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
1Introduction
Pt. AEnvironmental/Spatial Conflicts in a Changing Context
2Externalities and the 'Grey' Environment
3The Compact City
Pt. BComplexity and Pluriformity
4Planning-Oriented Action in a Theoretical Perspective
Pt. CInteraction and Changing Goals in Area-Specific Environmental Policy
5The Standardisation and Institutionalisation of Environmental Policy
6A Decision-Making Model Based on Complexity
7Liveability on the Banks of the IJ
8From 'Command-and-Control' Planning to Shared Governance
References
Abbreviations
Legislation
Index

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