Planning for Sustainability: Towards More Liveable and Ecological Communities / Edition 1

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Overview

Existing patterns of urbanization are unsustainable in the long run. Current development practices consume enormous amounts of land and resources, damage local ecosystems, produce pollutants, create huge inequalities between groups of people and undermine local community and quality of life. Unfortunately planning has itself led to many unsustainable development practices.

Planning for Sustainability presents a straightforward, systematic analysis of how more sustainable cities and towns can be brought about. It does so in a highly readable manner that considers in turn each scale of planning: international, national, regional, municipal, neighbourhood, site and building. In the process it illustrates how sustainability initiatives at these different scales interrelate and how an overall framework can be developed for more livable communities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415322850
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen M. Wheeler is Assistant Professor of Physical Planning and Design at the University of New Mexico.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Sustainable Development 3. Theory of Sustainability Planning 4. Sustainability Planning and the Three E's 5. Issues Central to Sustainability Planning 6. Tools for Sustainability Planning 7. International Planning 8. National Planning 9. State and Provincial Planning 10. Regional Planning 11. Local Government Planning 12. Neighbourhood Planning 13. Site Planning and Architecture 14. How Do We Get There From Here?
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