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From the Publisher'...it is particularly rare to find a cohesive and coherent text on planning for sustainability...as a result Land and Limits will be a useful text for a wide audience' - Anna R. Davies, Environmental Values.
'For its measured and scholarly style, its robust dismissal of humbug and rhetoric, and its detailed engagement with a series of controversial environmental issues in the UK, the book deserves to be read widely by academics and practitioners alike' - Richard Munton, Land Use Policy, 2002
'Everyone who teaches planners should read this book' - Yvonne Rydin, International Planning Studies, 2003
'In Land and Limits...[the authors]...have answered academic demands for a cogently argued and thoroughly sourced text that explores the relationships between sustainable development and planning' - Tony Jackson, Town Planning Review 2003
'Susan Owens and Richard Cowell have given us an unflinchingly ambitious study of the politics, pitfalls and promises of "sustainability" not as a popular mantra but as a real, contested, deeply ambiguous and yet inspiring policy objective.' - John Forester, Cornell University