Local Economic Development and the Environment: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Local Economic Development and the Environment

1st Edition

By David Gibbs


192 pages

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pub: 2002-01-31
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This book focuses upon the potential to integrate economic and environmental policies at the local and regional scale. Local initiatives are investigated within their wider economic and environmental policy contexts in order to illustrate both the constraints and opportunities for local policy makers. Attention is given to global economic trends, as well as to the specific policy contexts of the European Union and the national contexts of the UK, USA, Australia, Japan and Sweden. The key principles for designing integrative policies and descriptions of initiatives and projects in a variety of locations are also considered.


'The book provides useful examples and guidelines for policy makers and planners on the role of local government and implementation of policies.' - Fiona Nunan, University of Birmingham

'Gibbs usefully combines theory and practice.' - Fiona Nunan, University of Birmingham

Table of Contents

Part 1: Approaching Local Sustainability

Part 2: The Changing Context for Local Economic Development

Part 3: The Changing Environmental Policy Context for Local Action

Part 4: Integrating Economic Development and Environmental Strategies at the Local Level

Part 5: Sustainability and Economic Regeneration: Making it Happen on the Ground

Part 6: Integrating Economic Development and the Environment: Future Prospects for Local Areas

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography