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Sustainable Development Policy Directory

  • ID: 2176969
  • Book
  • 672 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This desk–top reference on sustainable development provides essential information for all who need to be up–to–date and familiar with the implications of the legal, fiscal and planning frameworks around the global and local sustainability agenda. It is relevant to a range of organisations and individuals – from national and local authorities, professional bodies, built environment professions, academia, environmental consultancies, non–governmental organisations and others.

Carefully designed to facilitate access for a diverse range of stakeholders, it covers international, European, British and local policies in key built environment themes, and develops their inter–relationship to sustainable development.

The Directory addresses each theme in a series of tables which summarise the policy purpose and also provide web–links to view the specific policy documents. The themes covered are:

- Biodiversity
- Climate Change
- Construction
- Energy
- Environment
- Planning
- Pollution
- Social Issues
- Sustainable Development Policy and Practice
- Transport
- Urban Development
- Waste Management
- Water

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Foreword by Sara Parkin OBE (Co–founder and Programme Director, Forum for the Future).


1 Contextual Background.

1.1 Sustainable Development Context.

1.1.1 Origins of Sustainable Development.

1.1.2 The WCED Bruntland Report7.

1.1.3 Earth Summit.

1.1.4 Local Agenda.

1.1.5 UK Response to Sustainable Development.

1.1.6 Earth Summit II.

1.2 The Built Environment.

1.2.1 The Built Environment Professions.

1.2.2 The Built Environment and Sustainable Development.

1.2.3 Corporate and Individual Sustainability Responsibilities.

1.3 Chapter Structure and Style.

1.4 Directory Explanatory Notes.

1.5 Webpage Caveat.

2 Biodiversity.

2.1 Biodiversity and the Built Environment.

2.2 Key Biodiversity Elements.

2.3 Sustainability Challenges for Biodiversity.

2.4 Biodiversity Theme Index.

2.5 Biodiversity Policy Tables.

3 Climate Change.

3.1 Climate Change and the Built Environment.

3.2 Key Climate Change Elements.

3.3 Sustainability Challenges for Climate Change.

3.4 Climate Change Theme Index 59.

3.5 Climate Change Policy Tables.

4 Construction.

4.1 Construction Context.

4.2 Key Construction Elements.

4.3 Sustainability Challenges for Construction.

4.4 Construction Theme Index.

4.5 Construction Policy Tables.

5 Energy.

5.1 Energy and the Built Environment.

5.2 Key Energy Elements.

5.3 Sustainability Challenges for Energy.

5.4 Energy Theme Index.

5.5 Energy Policy Tables.

6 Environment.

6.1 Environment and the Built Environment.

6.2 Key Environment Elements.

6.3 Sustainability Challenges for the Environment.

6.4 Environment Theme Index.

6.5 Environment Policy Tables.

7 Planning.

7.1 Planning and the Built Environment.

7.2 Key Planning Elements.

7.3 Sustainability Challenges for Planning.

7.4 Planning Theme Index.

7.5 Planning Policy Tables.

8 Pollution.

8.1 Pollution and the Built Environment.

8.2 Key Pollution Elements.

8.3 Sustainability Challenges for Pollution.

8.4 Pollution Theme Index.

8.5 Pollution Policy Tables.

9 Social Issues.

9.1 Social Issues and the Built Environment.

9.2 Key Elements of Social Issues.

9.3 Sustainability Challenges for Social Issues.

9.4 Social Issues Theme Index.

9.5 Social Issues Policy Tables.

10 Sustainable Development Policy and Practice.

10.1 Sustainable Development Policy and Practice and the Built Environment.

10.2 Key Sustainable Development Policy and Practice Elements.

10.3 The Sustainability Challenge.

10.4 Sustainable Development Policy and Practice Theme Index.

10.5 Sustainable Development Policy and Practice Tables.

11 Transport.

11.1 Transport and the Built Environment.

11.2 Key Transport Elements.

11.3 Sustainability Challenges for Transport.

11.4 Transport Theme Index.

11.5 Transport Policy Tables.

12 Urban Development.

12.1 Urban Development and the Built Environment.

12.2 Key Urban Development Elements.

12.3 Sustainability Challenges for Urban Development.

12.4 Urban Development Theme Index.

12.5 Urban Development Policy Tables.

13 Waste Management.

13.1 Waste Management and the Built Environment.

13.2 Key Waste Management Elements.

13.3 Sustainability Challenges for Waste Management.

13.4 Waste Management Theme Index.

14 Water.

14.1 Water and the Built Environment.

14.2 Key Water Elements.

14.3 Sustainability Challenges for Water.

14.4 Water Theme Index.

14.5 Water Policy Tables.


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This Directory means that a whole range of built environment professionals need never be caught out by the perversities of policy in its formulation or on its journey into the real life of you and me. To have in one place the means of not only burrowing down into any one policy, but also of exploring the interconnections is a precious resource for any professional – sustainability literate or not...Today, nobody who delivers our built environment can be excused from taking responsibility for the future. Armed with this Directory their contribution can only be made more effective.

Sara Parkin OBE, Forum for the Future

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