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1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Environmental Planning

ISBN 9781138894808
Published August 12, 2019 by Routledge
470 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This Companion presents a distinctive approach to environmental planning by: situating the debate in its social, cultural, political and institutional context; being attentive to depth and breadth of discussions; providing up-to-date accounts of the contemporary practices in environmental planning and their changes over time; adopting multiple theoretical and analytical lenses and different disciplinary approaches; and drawing on knowledge and expertise of a wide range of leading international scholars from across the social science disciplines and beyond.

It aims to provide critical reviews of the state-of-the-art theoretical and practical approaches as well as empirical knowledge and understandings of environmental planning; encourage dialogue across disciplines and national policy contexts about a wide range of environmental planning themes; and, engage with and reflect on politics, policies, practices and decision-making tools in environmental planning. The Companion provides a deeper understanding of the interdependencies between the themes in the four parts of the book (Understanding ‘the environment’, Environmental governance, Critical environmental pressures and responses, and Methods and approaches to environmental planning) and its 37 chapters. It presents critical perspectives on the role of meanings, values, governance, approaches and participations in environmental planning. Situating environmental planning debates in the wider ecological, political, ethical, institutional, social and cultural debates, it aims to shine light on some of the critical journeys that we have traversed and those that we are yet to navigate and their implications for environmental planning research and practice.

The Companion provides a reference point mapping out the terrain of environmental planning in an international and multidisciplinary context. The depth and breadth of discussions by leading international scholars make it relevant to and useful for those who are curious about, wish to learn more, want to make sense of, and care for the environment within the field of environmental planning and beyond.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Environmental planning: meanings, governance, pressures, responses and approaches

Simin Davoudi, Richard Cowell, Iain White, Hilda Blanco

Part 1

Chapter 1.0 Introduction: Understanding ‘the environment’

Simin Davoudi, Richard Cowell, Iain White, Hilda Blanco

Chapter 1.1 Perspectives on the nature of environmental planning

Noel Castree

Chapter 1.2 Discourses and meanings of ‘the environment’

Timothy W. Luke

Chapter 1.3 Visionary idealism in environmental planning

Michael Gunder

Chapter 1.4 Sustainable development: history and evolution of the concept

Delyse Springett, Michael Redclift

Chapter 1.5 Ecological modernisation: achievements and limitations of densification

Petter Næss, Inger-Lise Saglie

Chapter 1.6 Anthropocene: the challenge for environmental planning

Mark Whitehead

Chapter 1.7 Understanding risk in environmental planning

Eoin O’Neill

Chapter 1.8 Complexity, uncertainty and resilience

Jon Coaffee

Part 2

Chapter 2.0 Introduction: Environmental governance

Richard Cowell, Simin Davoudi, Iain White, Hilda Blanco

Chapter 2.1 Environmental justice and fairness

Juliana Maantay

Chapter 2.2 Planning in and for a post-growth and post-carbon economy

John Barry

Chapter 2.3 Enhancing anticipatory governance: strategies for mitigating political myopia in environmental planning and policy making

Jonathan Boston

Chapter 2.4 Knowledge, expertise and trust

James Palmer

Chapter 2.5 Grassroots and environmental NGOs

Nathalie Berny, Ellen Clarke

Chapter 2.6 Sustainable behaviour and environmental practices

Erin Roberts

Chapter 2.7 Green citizenship: towards spatial and lived perspectives

Bronwyn E. Wood, Kirsi Pauliina Kallio

Chapter 2.8 Intermediaries and networks

Ross Beveridge

Chapter 2.9 A more-than-human approach to environmental planning

Jonathan Metzger

Chapter 2.10 Cities leading: the pivotal role of local governance and planning for sustainable development

Patricia McCarney

Chapter 2.11 Anthropocene communications: cultural politics and media representations of climate change

Marisa B. McNatt, Michael K. Goodman and Maxwell T. Boykoff

Part 3

Chapter 3.0 Introduction: Critical environmental pressures and responses

Iain White, Simin Davoudi, Richard Cowell, Hilda Blanco

Chapter 3.1 Climate Resilient Land Governance in the Global South

Darryn McEvoy, David Mitchell

Chapter 3.2 Planning and disaster risk reduction

John R. Campbell

Chapter 3.3 Planning, infrastructure and low carbon energy

Matthew Cotton

Chapter 3.4 Waste and management of environmental resources

Nick Hacking

Chapter 3.5 Biodiversity, ecosystem services and environmental planning

Kimmo Lapintie, Mina di Marino

Chapter 3.6 Grasping green infrastructure: an introduction to the theory and practice of a diverse environmental planning approach

Mick Lennon

Chapter 3.7 Marine planning and coastal management

Sue Kidd

Chapter 3.8 Transport and air pollution

Anil Namdeo, Saad Almutairi

Part 4

Chapter 4.0 Introduction: Methods and approaches to environmental planning

Hilda Blanco, Iain White, Richard Cowell, Simin Davoudi

Chapter 4.1 Addressing sustainability issues through land use regulation and zoning

Nicole Gurran

Chapter 4.2 Indicator-based approaches to environmental planning

Cecilia Wong, Wei Zheng

Chapter 4.3 Material flow analysis

Robin Curry, Geraint Ellis

Chapter 4.4 Urban metabolic impact assessment: from concept to practice

Paulo Pinho, Ruben Fernandes

Chapter 4.5 Application of Life Cycle Assessment in buildings: an overview of theoretical and practical information

Carlo Ingrao, Antonio Messineo, Riccardo Beltramo, Tan Yigitcanlar, Giuseppe Ioppolo

Chapter 4.6 Environmental economics and cost-benefit analysis

Ken Willis

Chapter 4.7 Natural capital and ecosystem services valuation: assisting policy making

Tomas Badura, Kerry Turner, Silvia Ferrini

Chapter 4.8 Suitability analysis: a fundamental environmental planning tool

Robert Paterson, Frederick Steiner

Chapter 4.9 Mainstreaming the environment in planning policy and decision making

Alister Scott

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Simin Davoudi is Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning and Director of the Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, UK.

Richard Cowell is Professor of Environmental Planning at the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, UK.

Iain White is Professor of Environmental Planning, the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Hilda Blanco is Emeritus Professor and Project Director at Centre for Sustainable Cities at Sol Price School of Public Policy, the University of Southern California, USA.