Risks and Opportunities: Managing Environmental Conflict and Change

1st Edition

Valerie Brown, David Ingle Smith, Rob Wiseman, John Handmer

Routledge
Published April 8, 2019
Reference - 352 Pages
ISBN 9780367221737 - CAT# K421369
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Environmental Policy

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Summary

First published in 1995. Managing today’s rapidly changing environment inevitably involves managing conflicts between the demands of development and conservation; the needs of the present and of the future; and between different community interests, professional positions and political priorities.

Risks and Opportunities provides both a guide to managing environmental change, and a training manual to pave the way to successful conflict resolution. It explores the full range of potential conflicts and looks at various methods for their resolution. It covers the who, what, why and when of managing change, and emphasizes the need to develop an active and strategic approach which indemnifies the interests and abilities of all the stakeholders.

The book’s detailed case studies provide in-depth material on the conflicting uses of urban, agricultural and natural environments, and the self-teaching guide and exercises will enable individual readers and organizations to acquire the necessary practical and team-building skills.

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