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Environmental Planning

Environmental Planning
The Conservation and Development of Biophysical Resources

Second Edition

December 1999 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This successful book has been completely revised and updated and is a comprehensive overview of the principles and practices of planning rural and urban environments. Introducing general ideas rather than specific practices, the book assumes little prior knowledge and includes concise introductions to the nature and purpose of town planning; wildlife and landscape protection; and pollution control. This edition pays particular attention to the scientific and social scientific background to environmental planning. Specific topics covered include: environmentally-sustainable agriculture; mulit-purpose forestry; the management of designated areas; urban wildlife; land resource evaluation; and environmental impact assessment. The conclusion reviews methods for managing information and making decisions.
What Is Environmental Planning?
Perspectives on Environmental Planning
The Legal and Administrative Framework
Planning and Managing the Natural Resource Base
Landscape Ecological Planning
Urban Ecological Planning
Information and Decisions in Environmental Planning

`In this book the author addresses the nature of local sustainability in a practical and informative way.....The book can be easily understood by anyone with a general appreciation of environmental issues and is an ideal texts for both undergraduates and postgraduates wishing to expand their knowledge on this issue.' - Environmental Education and Information

"This book is well worthwhile reading, both student and practitioner could benefit from having it on hand to refer to on a daily basis." 

Elizabeth Street
Kent County Council

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ISBN: 9780761964605