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2nd Edition

Environmental Planning Handbook

ISBN 9781611901511
Published October 8, 2014 by Routledge
792 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Tom Daniels is professor of planning in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of City and Regional Planning.