Toward Sustainable Communities: Transition and Transformations in Environmental Policy / Edition 1

Toward Sustainable Communities: Transition and Transformations in Environmental Policy / Edition 1

by Daniel A. Mazmanian
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262631946

ISBN-13: 9780262631945

Pub. Date: 12/24/1999

Publisher: MIT Press

This book reviews and assesses environmental policy over the past three decades--primarily in the United States but with implications for other nations. The editors place U.S. environmental policy within the framework of the transition from 1970s-era policies that emphasized federally controlled regulation, through a period of criticism and efficiency-based reform

Overview

This book reviews and assesses environmental policy over the past three decades--primarily in the United States but with implications for other nations. The editors place U.S. environmental policy within the framework of the transition from 1970s-era policies that emphasized federally controlled regulation, through a period of criticism and efficiency-based reform efforts, to an emerging era of sustainability in which decisionmaking takes place increasingly at the local and regional levels. The book looks at what does and does not work and how social, economic, and environmental goals can be integrated through policy strategies grounded in the concept of sustainability.

Toward Sustainable Communities uses six case studies to illustrate innovative strategies in specific policy areas: air pollution control, water pollution control, land use, transportation, urban redevelopment, and regional ecosystem management. The contributors assess such new approaches as the use of market incentives and collaborative decisionmaking and place these experiments in the larger framework of the still-evolving transition to community sustainability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262631945
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
12/24/1999
Series:
American and Comparative Environmental Policy Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and BoXes
Foreword
Preface
Contributors
I Introduction
1 The Three Epochs of the Environmental Movement
Daniel A. Mazmanian and Michael E. Kraft
2 Conceptual and Analytical Challenges in Building
Sustainable Communities
Lamont C. Hempel
II Transitional Approaches in Conventional MediaBased
Environmental Policies
3 Los Angeles' Transition from CommandandControl to
MarketBased Clean Air Policy Strategies and Implemetation
Daniel A. Mazmanian
4 Clean Water and the Promise of Collaborative Decision
Making: The Case of the FoXWolf Basin in Wisconsin
Michael E. Kraft and Bruce N. Johnson
5 Local OpenSpace Preservation in California
Daniel Press
III Toward Community and Regional Sustainability: Leading
EXamples of the Transformation Process
6 The Challenge of the Environmental City: A Pittsburgh
Case Study
Franklin Tugwell, Andrew S. McElwaine, and Michele Kanche Fetting
7 ISTEA and the New Era in Transporation Policy:
Sustainable Communities from a Federal Initiative
Thomas A. Horan, Hank Dittmar, and Daniel R. Jordan
8 Sustainability in a Regional ConteXt: The Case of the
Great Lakes Basin
Barry G. Rabe
IV Overview and Implications for a Sustainable Future
9 Conclusions: Toward Sustainable Communities
Michael E. Kraft and Daniel A. Mazmanian
IndeX

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