Collaborative Land Use Management: The Quieter Revolution in Place-Based Planning by Robert J. Mason
Collaborative Land Use Management: The Quieter Revolution in Place-Based Planning discusses the less-regulatory approaches to land use management that have emerged over the past 35 years, analyzing the collective value of such place-based planning approaches as land trusts, open-space ballot measures, watershed conservancies, ecoregional plans, and smart-growth initiatives. Collaborative Land Use Management appraises these trends from physical, social, economic, civic, and environmental justice perspectives. Mason seeks to answer such questions as:
· What are the environmental justice implications of smart-growth efforts? · How is the property-rights movement affecting collaborative planning? · What is the significance of newly created planning regions? · What do these approaches mean in the larger context of the future of the American landscape? · How do we begin to evaluate and assess these efforts?
Robert Mason pulls together a wide array of land-use planning initiatives into a synthetic and critical story. Incorporating many insightful case studies, Collaborative Land-Use Management is intended for planners, practitioners, policy-makers, geographers, and students with interests in environment and landscape.
Robert J. Mason is associate professor of geography and urban studies and director of environmental studies at Temple University. He teaches courses on human-environment interactions, environmental policy, and environmental tourism, and is the author of
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introducing the Quieter Revolution Chapter 2 Lead-up to the Revolution Chapter 3 The Politics of Place Chapter 4 Protecting Regional Landscapes Chapter 5 Slowing Sprawl, Saving Places Chapter 6 Let a Thousand Local Initiatives Bloom Chapter 7 Counterrevolutionaries Chapter 8 Evaluating the Revolution Chapter 9 A Quieter Future?