Environmental Land Use Planning and Management

Author: John Randolph

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781559639484

Category: Architecture

Page: 664

View: 517

Environmental Land Use Planning and Management is a unique new textbook that presents a diverse, comprehensive, and coordinated approach to issues of land use planning and management and their impacts on the environment. It builds on recent advances in environmental science, engineering, and geospatial information technologies to provide students with the scientific foundation they need to understand both natural land systems and engineering approaches that can mitigate impacts of land use practices. While offering a base of knowledge in planning theory and natural science, its primary emphasis is on describing and explaining emerging approaches, methods, and techniques for environmental land use planning, design, and policy. The book is divided into two parts. Part I, "Environmental Land Use Management," introduces broad concepts of environmental planning and describes management approaches. Those approaches include collaborative environmental management, land conservation, environmental design, government land use management, natural hazard mitigation, and ecosystem and watershed management. Part II, "Environmental Land Use Principles and Planning Analysis," focuses on land analysis methods, such as geospatial data and geographic information systems (GIS); soils and slope analysis; assessment of stormwater quantity and quality; land use and groundwater protection; ecological assessment for vegetation, wetlands, and habitats; and integrated analytical techniques like land suitability analysis, carrying capacity studies, and environmental impact assessment. Environmental Land Use Planning and Managementoffers a unique interdisciplinary perspective with an emphasis on application. It is an important new text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental planning, landscape architecture, geography, environmental studies, and natural resource management, and a valuable resource for professionals and others concerned with issues of environmental planning and land use.

Environmental Land Use Planning and Management

Author: Alex Vedder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781632393135

Category: Architecture

Page: 246

View: 5139

Effective planning and management is of great significance for sustainable land use. This book brings forth a compilation of the opinions and ideas of renowned experts in the sphere of environmental problems and how it affects land use. Various aspects like the function of governments, community grants, environmental planning and other tools used in the work have been extensively discussed. Various well researched topics from around the world have been included with contributions by experts from countries like the US, Brazil, Serbia, Germany, China and Venezuela. This text presents an in-depth analysis of issues like latest developments in land use patterns, eco-footprint analysis, behavioral modelling and flood control methods. The insights shared in this book will prove handy for research and reference on environment management.

Strategic Environmental Assessment and Land Use Planning

An International Evaluation

Author: N.A

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849772649

Category: Architecture

Page: 321

View: 9507

'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, Environmental Protection and Growth Management

The Florida Experience

Author: Robert A Catlin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781575040424

Category: Law

Page: 270

View: 2668

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

Enabling Sustainable Management of Land Resources

Author: Graciela Metternicht

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319718614

Category: Political Science

Page: 116

View: 8837

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: Sustainability and Environment

Author: Alex Vedder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781632397133

Category: Architecture

Page: 297

View: 6985

Land is a limited resource and as the world population is rising consistently, judicious use of this resource is of prime importance. Land-use requires changing the already existing natural environmental setting into fields, pastures, buildings, road networks, etc. These activities impact the environment adversely and pose many problems such as soil erosion, salination, soil degradation and desertification. This book includes theories for sustainable management of land. It covers researches contributed by veterans from all parts of the world to provide a global and comprehensive overview of the subject. This book is compiled in such a manner, that it will provide in-depth knowledge about the theory and practice of environmental land-use, planning and management. It will serve as a valuable reference guide for readers.

Australian urban land use planning

Principles, systems and practice (second edition)

Author: Nicole Gurran

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 1920899774

Category: Architecture

Page: 322

View: 8377

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.

Planning and Environmental Protection

A Review of Law and Policy

Author: Chris Miller

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841131814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 5201

This collection of essays examines the roles which land use planning can play in the protection of the environment. The subjects covered range from traditional concerns like pollution, nuisance and contaminated land to biodiversity and the pursuit of sustainable development, which forms the defining element of current environmental policy across the European Community and in most other developed economies. Environmental assessment is discussed, along with the succession of public law actions (Twyford Down included) by environmental activists which were necessary to convince the English courts of the full implications (and the "direct effect") of the EC Directive 85/337. The later chapters become progressively more concerned with the planning system as the forum of negotiation and more participatory approaches (as distinct from fiscal instruments and command and control regulation) to encouraging sustainability. The contributors represent a variety of academic disciplines (law, geography, planning, environmental management) offering complementary insights into the planner's role in allocating land uses so as to minimize waste generation and energy consumption as well as maximizing local amenity.

Guidelines for Land-use Planning

Author: N.A

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251032824

Category: Land use

Page: 96

View: 3116

Foreword. Nature and scope. Overview of the planning process. Steps in land-use planning. Methods and sources.

Land Use Management and Transportation Planning

Author: C.B. Schoeman

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 1784660779

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 3040

The interface between land use management and transportation planning represents probably the most important spatial impact in sustainable land use, mobility and transportation development. Prior to this book, only limited attempts have been made to integrate these topics as to enhance smart growth and sustainable development principles within spatial systems. The approach followed differs internationally and specifically between different planning and transportation authorities. The spatial impacts of land use and transportation serve as the main catalyst in urban form, development and its associated problems. These impacts represent severe consequences from a built and environmental development perspective. All of these are covered in the book and its supporting chapters. The focus of the book is the application of best practice principles in managing the interface between land use management and transportation planning. Internationally the practice is the promotion of more sustainable urban and rural forms supported by improved levels of accessibility through the application of smart growth and sustainability principles. The focus however remains to successfully optimise land use and transportation integration. The structuring used within each of the chapters provide the reader with the basic and applicable theory and practical knowledge to attain system wide integration and sustainability within the dynamics of spatial and transportation systems. The inclusion of specific theme related case studies endorses the relevancy of this book’s topic.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

Three Volume Set

Author: John A Matthews

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446264882

Category: Nature

Page: 1496

View: 6481

Accessibly written by a team of international authors, the Encyclopedia of Environmental Change provides a gateway to the complex facts, concepts, techniques, methodology and philosophy of environmental change. This three-volume set illustrates and examines topics within this dynamic and rapidly changing interdisciplinary field. The encyclopedia includes all of the following aspects of environmental change: Diverse evidence of environmental change, including climate change and changes on land and in the oceans Underlying natural and anthropogenic causes and mechanisms Wide-ranging local, regional and global impacts from the polar regions to the tropics Responses of geo-ecosystems and human-environmental systems in the face of past, present and future environmental change Approaches, methodologies and techniques used for reconstructing, dating, monitoring, modelling, projecting and predicting change Social, economic and political dimensions of environmental issues, environmental conservation and management and environmental policy Over 4,000 entries explore the following key themes and more: Conservation Demographic change Environmental management Environmental policy Environmental security Food security Glaciation Green Revolution Human impact on environment Industrialization Landuse change Military impacts on environment Mining and mining impacts Nuclear energy Pollution Renewable resources Solar energy Sustainability Tourism Trade Water resources Water security Wildlife conservation The comprehensive coverage of terminology includes layers of entries ranging from one-line definitions to short essays, making this an invaluable companion for any student of physical geography, environmental geography or environmental sciences.

Collaborative Land Use Management

The Quieter Revolution in Place-based Planning

Author: Robert J. Mason

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547018

Category: Law

Page: 363

View: 6294

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.

Urban Land Use

Community-Based Planning

Author: Kimberly Etingoff

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315341573

Category: Nature

Page: 328

View: 7687

This compendium volume, Urban Land Use: Community-Based Planning, covers a range of land use planning and community engagement issues. Part I explores the connections between land use decisions and consequences for urban residents, particularly in the areas of health and health equity. The chapters in Part II provide a closer look at community land use planning practice in several case studies. Part III offers several practical and innovative tools for integrating community decisions into land use planning. Land use decisions are often an invisible part of urban communities across the globe. However, their effects are anything but invisible. Urban land use patterns directly impact residents, and do so unequally across segments of the population based on income and race. Fortunately, land use planners are increasingly recognizing the need for meaningful and skillful community engagement strategies in order to rectify the consequences of historical land use decisions, and to build healthier, stronger future communities through responsive land use planning. The editor carefully selected each chapter individually to provide a nuanced look at community-based urban land use planning. The chapters included cover a wide variety of issues, including the relationship between land use decisions, resulting environmental conditions, and unequal health consequences for residents the substantial co-benefits of land designed for physical activity, including physical and mental health, social benefits, safety, sustainability, and economics urban health equity indicators to identify problems with the built environment and move cities toward better management of resources to create healthy communities how new media forms allow citizens to engage with and affect the built form of their communities. ways in which community organizations in low-income neighborhoods can be effective in working with city planning services that have few resources a GIS-based collaborative decision tool to make land use decisions regarding vacant land redevelopment interactive community planning that incorporates multiple stakeholders with the goal of economically stimulating, conserving ecosystems, and meeting social needs community land trusts as a way to democratically determine land use Taken as a whole, these chapters are a basis for furthering effective community input processes in urban planning. Together, planners and community members can make cities work better for all residents.

Applying Ecological Principles to Land Management

Author: Virginia H. Dale,Richard A. Haeuber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387951003

Category: Science

Page: 346

View: 8921

This volume incorporates case studies that explore past and current land use decisions on both public and private lands, and includes practical approaches and tools for land use decision-making. The most important feature of the book is the linking of ecological theory and principle with applied land use decision-making. The theoretical and empirical are joined through concrete case studies of actual land use decision-making processes.

Evaluation in Environmental Planning

Assessing Environmental, Social, Economic, and Political Trade-offs

Author: Donald M. McAllister

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262630870

Category: Architecture

Page: 308

View: 4789

Evaluation—the process of obtaining, organizing, and weighing information on the consequences of alternatives—lies at the heart of the planning process. This book points out that no single theory or discipline can encompass the entire scope of evaluation, nor is there clearly any superior method of evaluation—each has its advantages and disadvantages. Evaluation and Environmental Planning takes a broad look at this value-laden and subjective realm, viewing it as a part of the larger democratic process. It addresses such issues as quantification, the treatment of equity and intangibles, the representation of future generations, technocratic planning, citizen participation, analytic as opposed to holistic assessments, and grand index formulations of social welfare, among others. The book describes and criticizes eight leading methodologies, providing many ideas for their improvement. Guidelines for conducting evaluations are suggested in the conclusion, which is followed by an Index. These are drawn from the author's position that planners should approach each evaluation as a separate case, selecting that set of techniques most suited to the particular situation. Drawing on eighteen years of experience in the field, McAllister takes the view that outstanding evaluations will result from exercising sound judgment based on knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the various methodologies, rather than following a uniform set of standardized procedures. Evaluation in Environmental Planning provides a fresh point of view that will be useful to the practicing professional, public officials, active citizens, and students in such fields as environmental, energy, land-use, urban, and regional planning; civil, environmental, and systems engineering; environmental and health sciences; land and regional economics; landscape architecture; recreation planning; and natural resources management.

The Impact of Public Policy on Environmental Quality and Health

The Case of Land Use Management and Planning

Author: Amer El-Ahraf,Mohammad H. Qayoumi,Ron Dowd

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567200652

Category: Law

Page: 181

View: 4320

A uniquely interdisciplinary examination of the way in which land use planning and administration must be understood and applied in the context of environmental and health issues.

A rediscovered frontier

land use and resource issues in the new West

Author: Philip Lloyd Jackson,Robert Kuhlken

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc


Category: Law

Page: 265

View: 1997

A Rediscovered Frontier describes the changing land use issues taking place in the rapidly growing western United States, paying special attention to the previously unexplored area of private lands planning and local growth management. A Rediscovered Frontier begins by exploring the term New West, describes prototypical land use patterns found throughout the West, and examines the spatial circumstances of rural and small town growth patterns. Intended as a text for college students taking courses in land use planning, a sourcebook for land use planning and environmental management professionals, as well as anyone who cares about western environments, A Rediscovered Frontier addresses the social, economic, political, and above all, geographical realities of land use in the West today.

Making Governments Plan

State Experiments in Managing Land Use

Author: Raymond J. Burby,Peter J. May,Philip R. Berke,Edward J. Kaiser,Linda C. Dalton,Steven P. French

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801856235

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 7555

"The message of this book is one of cautious optimism. New challenges to planning are coming forth... These have caused some state legislatures to be reluctant to create or strengthen comprehensive-planning requirements. We do not think that such challenges necessitate a dismantling of these requirements. Instead, they require stronger justification for governmental actions and more (rather than less) attention to the details of the design of state mandates."—from Making Governments Plan In the past fifty years the American landscape—urban, rural, and wild—has undergone significant change. Searching for ways of coping with this change, policy makers at the state and local levels have attempted to capture the benefits of development while avoiding the congestion, housing shortages, and environmental degradation that often accompany rapid changes in land use. Uncounted new methods—growth boundaries, subdivision exactions, impact fees—have been tried. At the forefront of the growth management movement, a handful of states have forged new systems of governance to link local policy more closely to state goals and to cajole (and sometimes coerce) cooperation among neighboring localities. In this path-breaking book, a team of scholars from five universities show how new experiments in growth management can reinvigorate land use planning and help local governments find new solutions to the problems caused by growth and change. Drawing on evidence from five states and scores of cities and counties, the authors show why the benefits of growth are not automatic. Much depends on how well states craft growth management legislation, how amply programs are funded, and how dedicated state officials are to working with localities. By building on these findings, they conclude, states and localities can improve their chances for coping successfully with land use change. Beyond these policy lessons, Making Governments Plan offers important theoretical insights on how to design intergovernmental programs more effectively and how to use local comprehensive plans to further policy objectives. This knowledge can, in turn, provide the foundation for further theoretical work and for extending the lessons of this book to other policy arenas. Published in cooperation with the Center for American Places, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Environment Disaster Linkages

Author: Rajib Shaw,Phong Tran

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857248669

Category: Nature

Page: 369

View: 3753

This is one of the first books to focus on explicit linkages between the changing environment and disasters and suggests proactive approaches towards disaster management. A ready-reference for field practitioners it covers areas such as elements of environmental entry, impacts of environment and disaster, strategies, planning and the way forward.