Sustainable Urban Planning. Tipping the Balance

  • ID: 2246293
  • Book
  • 356 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Sustainable Urban Planning introduces the principles and practices behind urban and regional planning in the context of environmental sustainability. Its publication reflects a growing recognition in the fields of planning and environmental studies that cities, where the majority of humans now live, need to be developed in a sustainable way.

The text takes a balanced approach, weaving together the concerns of planning, capitalism, development, and cultural and environmental preservation. It helps students and planners to connect the needs of the environment with the need for financial gain. This approach is mirrored in the structure of the book which is divided into two parts, one focusing on theories and the other on techniques.

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List of Boxes.

List of Figures.

Acknowledgements.

Glossary.

Introduction.

Part I: Principles:.

1. Sustainable and Ethical:.

Development, planning, sustainability.

Property, interests, neomodernity.

Conservancy and development ethics.

With sustainable and ethical intent.

2. Knowledge power outcomes:.

How planning works.

Traditional planning.

The radical approach.

Progressive change.

Part II: Practice:.

3. Charter for Conservation with Development:.

Backgrounding.

Foregrounding.

Resource exploitation and discard dynamics.

Socio–environmentalism: The new reality.

Resource guardianship.

Soft pathways matrix.

The new culture: balanced harmony.

4. Growth of Pattern Management:.

Multiplier principles.

Growth pattern information needs.

Growth management basics.

Macro management practice.

Growth pattern policy directions.

5. Urban Growth Management:.

Yesterday s solutions today s problems.

Suburbia and ex–suburbia costed.

Urban reforms: options and actions.

6. Tipping the Balance:.

Bibliographical Retrospective.

Notes.

References.

Index

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"This book is a substantial and pragmatic advancement in Planning and its application to ecological Sustainability. Its urban focus provides lessons for all who wish to sustain our environment, but face the everyday realities of private development."Robert W. Collin, Associate Professor, University of Oregon, Department of Environmental Studies
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