'methods for environmental externalities' and their significance in the development and delivery of Dutch environmental policies, particularly how they ensure that issues such as health and hygiene are introduced in the early stages of spatial planning processes. This book highlights the most prominent and relevant of these innovative 'methods for environmental externalities' as well as comparing them with some of the classic methods, and analysing strengths and weaknesses. It argues that having such a broad and varied choice of methods is the key to ensuring the impressive and groundbreaking Dutch creativity in environmental management. In conclusion, the book extrapolates current trends in environmental policy, expresses likely and possible developments in 'methods for environmental externalities' and shows how such methods can contribute in our ongoing attempts to develop and deliver liveable, pleasant and sustainable towns and cities.
About the Author
Gert de Roo, Jelger Visser and Christian Zuidema, all at University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; Smart methods: methods in a changing environmental policy climate; Part A Context and Conditions: Developments in environmental policy: standards, remediation, politics and integrated environmental management; Diversity uncovered: a comparative framework for methods for environmental externalities; Methods in different shapes and sizes: variation for coping with varying circumstances. Part B Methods and Tools: Environmental zoning approaches: separating the â€˜good' and the â€˜bad'; Checklist methods: between quantity and quality; Quality perspectives: towards tailor-made area-specific solutions; 'Zip' methods:integrating by doing; Information methods: showing is knowing; Other methods: outside the box. Part C Relations and Reflections: The methods in relation to each other: going beyond descriptions; Reflection: what does it all mean?; Bibliography; Index.