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1st Edition

Land and Limits
Interpreting Sustainability in the Planning Process

ISBN 9781138992993
Published February 28, 2016 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

In a new and critical analysis, this book explores the impact of an influential idea - sustainable development - on the institutions and practices governing use of land. It examines the paradox that in spite of increasing attention to sustainability, land use conflict is as ubiquitous and intense as ever.


' is particularly rare to find a cohesive and coherent text on planning for a result Land and Limits will be a useful text for a wide audience - Anna R. Davies, Environmental Values.

'I would recommend that the book should be read widely and deeply by politicans, developers and academics alike...' - Anna R. Davies, Environmental Values.

'There are dozens of interesting ideas and thought-provoking comments in this book.' - Geographical Association, John Fairburn, Staffordshire University

'A lucid and accessible review of the theoretical foundations of the subject matter leads the reader into a detailed examination of current land use practices for delivering sustainable UK strategies in key areas of resource management.' - Tony Jackson, University of Dundee

'A refreshingly critical and theoretically sophisticated analysis of sustainable development in practice...the book should be read widely and deeply by politicians, developers and academics alike' - Environmental Values

'Everyone who teaches planners should read this...a tightly argued and extremely scholarly book' - International Planning Studies

'For its measured and scholarly style, its robust dismissal of humbug and rhetoric, and its detailed engagement with a series of controversial environmental issues in the UK, the book deserves to be read widely by academics and practitioners alike' - Land Use Policy, 2002

'In Land and Limits...[the authors]...have answered academic demands for a cogently argued and thoroughly sourced text that explores the relationship between sustainable development and planning' - Town Planning Review 2003