Environmental protection is a global issue. But most of the action is happening at the local level. How can communities keep their air clean, their water pure, and their people and property safe from climate and environmental hazards? Newly updated, The Environmental Planning Handbook gives local governments, nonprofits, and citizens the guidance they need to create an action plan they can implement now. It’s essential reading for a post-Katrina, post-Sandy world.
Introduction Part 1 The Environmental Planning Process 1. Taking Stock of the Environment and Creating Environmental Plans 2. The Legal, Economic, Ethical, and Ecological Foundations of Environmental Planning Part 2 Planning for Sustainable Public Health 3. Planning for Sustainable Air Quality 4. Planning for Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation 5. Planning for Sustainable Water Supply 6. Planning for Sustainable Water Quality 7. Planning for Solid Waste and Recycling 8. Toxic Substances and Toxic Waste Part 3 Planning for Natural Areas 9. Protecting the Nation's Landscape Treasures 10. Planning for Wildlife Habitat 11. Planning and Managing Wetlands 12. Coastal Zone Management 13. Planning for Natural Hazards and Natural Disasters Part 4 Planning for Working Landscapes 14. Planning for Sustainable Working Landscapes: Farmland and Ranchland 15. Planning for Sustainable Working Landscapes: Forestry 16. Planning for Mining Part 5 Planning for the Built Environment 17. Planning for Energy 18. Transportation Planning and the Environment 19. Making Green Cities, Suburbs, and Metro Regions 20. Greenfield Development and Site Design Part 6 Environmental Planning Challenges at Home and Abroad 21. International Environmental Planning 22. Positive Trends and Urgent Needs for Sustainable Environmental Planning