environmental land use planning and management

Environmental Land Use Planning And Management
Author: John Randolph
Publisher: Island Press
Release Date: 2011-12-30
Pages: 776
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Since the first publication of this landmark textbook in 2004, it has received high praise for its clear, comprehensive, and practical approach. The second edition continues to offer a unique framework for teaching and learning interdisciplinary environmental planning, incorporating the latest thinking, newest research findings, and numerous, updated case studies into the solid foundation of the first edition. The book has been reorganized based on feedback from instructors, and contains a new chapter entitled "Land Use, Energy, Air Quality and Climate Change." Throughout, boxes have been added on such topics as federal laws, state and local environmental programs, and critical problems and responses. This new edition addresses three broad subject areas. Part I, "Environmental Planning and Management," provides an overview of the field, along with the fundamentals of land use planning, and presents a collaborative approach to environmental planning. Part II, "Sustainable Land Use Principles and Planning Analysis," considers environmental and geospatial information; soils, topography, and land use; stream flow, flooding, and runoff; stormwater management and stream restoration; groundwater hydrology; landscape ecology; wildlife habitats and biodiversity; energy, air quality and climate change; and methods for land analysis. Part III, "Managing Watersheds, Ecosystems and Development to Achieve Sustainable Communities," explains the principles of ecosystem management, restoration, and protection; land conservation; and the mitigation of natural hazards. With this thoroughly revised second edition, Environmental Land Use Planning and Management maintains its preeminence as the leading textbook in its field.

Strategic Environmental Assessment And Land Use Planning
Author: Michael Short
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Pages: 320
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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'A wonderfully international and up-to-date perspective on strategic environmental assessment of land use plans by leading experts in the field. Strategic Environmental Assessment and Land Use Planning covers not only how much such SEAs are carried out and in what context, but whether they are effective and why. It provides invaluable insights for practitioners and researchers in this rapidy evolving field' Riki Therivel, author of Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action Strategic Environmental Assessment and Land Use Planning provides an authoritative, international evaluation of the SEA of land use plans. The editors place the SEA of land use plans in context, and uniquely qualified contributors then evaluate systems in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States and the World Bank. These chapters provide a description of the context in each country, a case study of the use of SEA in land use planning and an evaluation of each SEA system against a set of generic criteria specially designed to anlayse different aspects of SEA. The contributors critically review each SEA system, SEA process and SEA outcome, and conclude by summarizing their findings. The editors draw the various national perspectives together in a final chapter and derive widely applicable conclusions about SEA and land use planning. This book is a core text for all students in environmental assessment, land use planning, environmental science, environmental management, development studies, geography, landscape design and law and engineering. It is also essential reading for all governments and environmental regulators, academics, researchers and environmental and planning consultants worldwide who are involvedin SEA research, practice and training.

Land Use Planning And Control Law
Author: Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 1998
Pages: 795
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Comprehensive Plans and the Planning Process; Land Use Control by Zoning: History, Sources of Power and Purposes; Types of Zones and Uses; Types of Zoning Relief: Obtaining or Resisting Development Permission; Exclusionary Zoning; Subdivision Control Law; Building anti Housing Codes; Growth Management; Constitutional Issues; Environmental Aspects of Land Use Controls; Aesthetic Regulation and Historic Preservation; Agricultural Lands Protection and Preservation; Nuisances; Private Land Use Controls; The Power of Eminent Domain.

Guidelines For Land Use Planning
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Soil Resources, Management, and Conservation Service
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Release Date: 1993
Pages: 96
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Foreword. Nature and scope. Overview of the planning process. Steps in land-use planning. Methods and sources.

Environmental Land Use Planning
Author: Seth Appiah-Opoku
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2012-11-07
Pages: 246
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Environmental Land Use Planning brings together leading scholars in the field of environmental problem solving to examine environmental problems and effects on land uses; analytical methods and tools in the field; and the role of governments, community grants and tradable permits in environmental planning. The chapters are based on empirical research from countries around the globe including Canada, USA, China, Nigeria, Germany, Serbia, Venezuela, and Brazil. The book discusses such issues as predicting changes in land use pattern, ecological footprint analysis, socioeconomic and behavioral modeling, and flood control approaches. It is insightful and serves as an important resource and reference material on environmental management.

Land Use Planning  Environmental Protection And Growth Management
Author: Robert A Catlin
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 1997-10-01
Pages: 270
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book examines the history and impact of Florida's Comprehensive Planning legislation. Topics include coastal zone management, solid waste planning, land use impacts, planning strategies, and more.

Land Use And Spatial Planning
Author: Graciela Metternicht
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-01-12
Pages: 116
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book reconciles competing and sometimes contradictory forms of land use, while also promoting sustainable land use options. It highlights land use planning, spatial planning, territorial (or regional) planning, and ecosystem-based or environmental land use planning as tools that strengthen land governance. Further, it demonstrates how to use these types of land-use planning to improve economic opportunities based on sustainable management of land resources, and to develop land use options that strike a balance between conservation and development objectives. Competition for land is increasing as demand for multiple land uses and ecosystem services rises. Food security issues, renewable energy and emerging carbon markets are creating pressures for the conversion of agricultural land to other uses such as reforestation and biofuels. At the same time, there is a growing demand for land in connection with urbanization and recreation, mining, food production, and biodiversity conservation. Managing the increasing competition between these services, and balancing different stakeholders’ interests, requires efficient allocation of land resources.

Land Use Planning
Author: Theodore William Patterson
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Release Date: 1979
Pages: 342
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Environmental Management Of River Basin Ecosystems
Author: Mu. Ramkumar
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2015-02-18
Pages: 761
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book offers a unique collection of inter- and multidisciplinary studies on river systems. Rivers have been the prime source of sustenance since the advent of civilization and river systems often form the basis for agriculture, transport, water, and land for domestic, commercial, and industrial activities, fostering economic prosperity. A river basin is a basic geographical and climatological unit within which the vagaries of natural processes act and manifest themselves at different spatio-temporal scales. Even if compared side-by-side, no two river basins respond to natural processes in the same way and thus, it has long been recognized that each river basin is unique. Hence, any developmental activity or conservation effort has to be designed and implemented to match each unique river basin. With the burgeoning population and increasing dependency on natural resources, understanding and maintaining river systems has become increasingly important. This book provides a varied reference work on and unprecedented guidelines for conducting and implementing research on river basins, and for managing their ecological development.

Australian Urban Land Use Planning
Author: Nicole Gurran
Publisher: Sydney University Press
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Pages: 322
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Urban and regional planning is increasingly central to public policy in Australia and internationally. As cities and regions adapt to profound economic, societal and technological shifts, new urban and environmental problems are emerging - from inadequate systems of transport and infrastructure, to declining housing affordability, biodiversity loss and human-induced climate change. Australian urban land use planning provides a practical understanding of the principles, processes and mechanisms for strategic and proactive urban governance. Substantially updated and expanded, this second edition explains and compares the legislation, policy- and plan-making, development assessment and dispute resolution processes of Australia's eight state and territorial planning jurisdictions as well as the changing role of the Commonwealth in environmental and urban policy. This new edition also extends the coverage of planning practice, with a new chapter on planning for climate change, a more detailed treatment of planning for housing diversity and affordability, and a comprehensive analysis of the New South Wales planning system and its evolution over the last 30 years. Nicole Gurran is an associate professor in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Sydney. Her research focuses on comparative planning approaches to housing, ecological sustainability and climate change. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, she practised as a planner in several state government roles, focusing on local environmental plan-making, environmental management and housing policy. She is on the Executive Board of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association.