This book provides an international perspective on rural planning, focused on developing countries. It examines conventional development planning and innovative local planning approaches, drawing together lessons from recent experience of rural planning and land use. The authors examine past and current practice and ways that land use planning and management of natural resources can underpin sustainable local livelihoods. They draw on case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America to present findings relevant throughout the developing world.
Table of Contents
Introduction * Lessons from Experience * Conventional, Technical Planning Approaches * Approaches to Participation in Planning * A Basis for Collaborating * The Way Forward * References * Index
Barry Dalal-Clayton is director for strategies, planning and assessment at the International Institute for Environment and Development. David Dent is salinity program leader at the Bureau of Rural Sciences in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Australia. Olivia Dubois is a forestry officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
'A practical guide to natural resource management.' Development and Change 'An accurate perspective on rural planning in the developing world.' European Sustainable Cities and Towns Campaign 'This book provides an international perspective on rural planning in developing countries. It examines conventional technical development planning and innovations in local planning. It looks at a range of approaches to participation in planning, and explores the basis for stakeholder collaboration.' Oxfam 'Provides an international perspective on rural planning in developing countries.' Natural Resources Journal