Environmental Planning and Sustainability

Environmental Planning and Sustainability


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Environmental Planning and Sustainability by Susan Buckingham-Hatfield

Environmental Planning and Sustainability Edited by Susan Buckingham-Hatfield Brunel University College, London and Bob Evans South Bank University, London Environmental Planning and Sustainability critically assesses the concept of sustainability and the way in which it is used as a basis for environmental planning. The book, which brings together authors from a wide range of professions and academic disciplines, argues that national environmental planning is reactive and ad hoc, and calls for a wider ranging refocusing of environmental planning based on reliable and consistent data collection, equitable public participation and a well debated understanding of sustainability. It also argues that the challenge offered by the United Nations through its Agenda 21 programme and by European policies should result in a re-think, not only about how we plan to achieve environmental sustainability, but also about the contexts in which we should do so. Offering a wide range of perspectives on the notion of sustainability and how we should go about achieving it through environmental planning, this book makes essential reading for students, lecturers and researchers in environmental policy and planning, human geography, policy studies, environmental studies and town planning, and for policy makers and practitioners in the field of environmental planning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471964803
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/19/1996
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

Achieving Sustainability Through Environmental Planning (S. Buckingham-Hatfield & B. Evans).

Social Processes and the Pursuit of Sustainable Urban Development (J. Matthews).

Environmental Monitoring and Planning for Sustainability (D. Bayliss & G. Walker).

The Changing Face of Environmental Policy and Practice in Britain (J. Agyeman & B. Tuxworth).

British Land Use Planning and the European Union (T. Marshall).

Postscript: Sustainability, Planning and the Future (S. Buckingham-Hatfield & B. Evans).



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