Land and Limits: Interpreting Sustainability in the Planning Process / Edition 2

Land and Limits: Interpreting Sustainability in the Planning Process / Edition 2

by Susan Owens, Richard Cowell
     
 

The first edition of this seminal book was written at a time of rapidly growing interest in the potential for land use planning to deliver sustainable development, and explored the connections between the two and implications for public policy. In the decade since the book was first conceived, environmental imperatives have risen still further up the policial

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Overview

The first edition of this seminal book was written at a time of rapidly growing interest in the potential for land use planning to deliver sustainable development, and explored the connections between the two and implications for public policy. In the decade since the book was first conceived, environmental imperatives have risen still further up the policial agenda and land use conflicts have intensified, lending even greater importance to the authors' research.

In a rigorous discussion of concepts, policy instruments and contemporary planning dilemmas, the authors challenge prevailing assumptions about planning for sustainability. After charting the remarkable growth in expectations of planning, they show how attempts to interpret sustainability must lead to fundamental moral and political choices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415485715
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/27/2011
Series:
RTPI Library Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword John Forester Introduction 1. Old Conflicts and New Ideas 2. Rhetoric, Policy and Practice: Sustainable Development as a Planning Issue 3. Interpreting Sustainability 4. Defining and Defending: Approaches to Planning for Sustainability 5. Moving Targets: Planning for an Integrated Transport Policy 6. Planning for Biodiversity: Ethics, Policies and Practice 7. Distributing Development: Sustainability and Equity in Minerals Planning 8. Conclusions and Reflections

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