Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, Second Edition
To Be Published November 5th 2013 by CRC Press – 272 pages
Society’s understanding of sustainability has evolved, along with that the language that most clearly conveys its meaning. Efforts toward social-environmental sustainability have become more urgent with an increased research focus on systems-based innovation, and noteworthy legislation. This new edition captures the most current success stories and explains the relationship between innovative land use planning and nature’s impartial, inviolate biophysical principles that govern the outcome of all planning. It focuses on how decision making that flows from and aligns with nature’s biophysical principles benefits all generations by consciously protecting and maintaining social-environmental sustainability.
The Principles of Biophysical Sustainability. Nature’s Rules of Engagement in Land Use Planning. Foundations of Debate Over Land Use in America. Attempts to Modify Conventional Land Use Practices. Protecting Biophysical Diversity through Land Use Planning . Modeling the Planning Process after Nature. An Alternative Approach to Comprehensive Land Use Planning. Implementing the Comprehensive Plan. Monitoring Progress. Keeping the Message Alive.