© 2011 – Routledge
New Zealand’s Resource Management Act (RMA) was hailed as a radical new approach to planning that would both achieve better environmental outcomes and benefit developers by working rapidly and more efficiently.
This book examines the lessons that can be learned by planning practitioners across the world. It focuses on the realities of implementing the RMA for the planning profession, the community and the political system within which planning must always operate.
Offering a practitioner’s insight, the book looks at those strategies and techniques that have proved successful, and spells out what can be applied to the planning systems of other countries.
1. Introduction – Setting the Scene 2. Implementing Sustainability by Legislation - Institutions and Processes 3. Integrated Management and Regional Planning - Water, Air and Land 4. Urban Planning and the Built Environment 5. Energy and Infrastructure 6. Tangata Whenua and the Resource Management Act 7. The Profession, the Politicians and the Public 8. Conclusions – The Lessons from New Zealand
Published in conjunction with the Royal Town Planning Institute [http://www.rtpi.org.uk/], this series of leading edge texts is intended for academics, educators, students and practitioners in planning and related fields. Written by globally renowned authors the series looks at all aspects of spatial planning theory and practice from a comparative and international perspective.