Urban Environmental Planning: Policies, Instruments and Methods in an International Perspective

2nd Edition

Gert de Roo, Donald Miller

Routledge
Published December 28, 2004
Reference - 309 Pages
ISBN 9780754643920 - CAT# Y234337
Series: Urban Planning and Environment

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Summary

Originally published in 1997, Urban Environmental Planning provides a groundbreaking overview of innovative methods and techniques for measuring and managing the environmental effects of urban land uses on other urban activities. Fully revised and updated, this second edition brings together a team of leading environmental planners and policy makers from the US, UK, Europe and SE Asia to address the central questions confronting sustainable urban development. Typical questions include: How can you measure and manage the negative environmental effects of intrusive urban activities such as manufacturing and transport on sensitive land uses including residential and recreational areas? Can a balance be found between reducing these effects through means such as separating conflicting land uses? While other sources identify the need for effective programmes to improve urban environmental quality, this volume describes and assesses analytical methods and implementing programmes practised by leading communities around the world.

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