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Sustainable Urban Planning: Tipping the Balance

ISBN: 978-1-4051-4351-6
356 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Sustainable Urban Planning introduces the principles and practices behind urban and regional planning in the context of environmental sustainability.

  • This timely text introduces the principles and practice behind urban and regional planning in the context of environmental sustainability.
  • Reflects a growing recognition that cities, where the majority of humans now live, need to be developed in a sustainable way.
  • Weaves together the concerns of planning, capitalism, development, and cultural and environmental preservation.
  • Helps students and planners to marry the needs of the environment with the need for financial gain.
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List of Boxes.

List of Figures.

Acknowledgements.

Glossary.

Introduction.

Part I: Principles:.

1. Sustainable and Ethical:.

Development, planning, sustainability.

Property, interests, neomodernity.

Conservancy and development ethics.

With sustainable and ethical intent.

2. Knowledge power outcomes:.

How planning works.

Traditional planning.

The radical approach.

Progressive change.

Part II: Practice:.

3. Charter for Conservation with Development:.

Backgrounding.

Foregrounding.

Resource exploitation and discard dynamics.

Socio-environmentalism: The new reality.

Resource guardianship.

Soft pathways matrix.

The new culture: balanced harmony.

4. Growth of Pattern Management:.

Multiplier principles.

Growth pattern information needs.

Growth management basics.

Macro management practice.

Growth pattern policy directions.

5. Urban Growth Management:.

Yesterday’s solutions today’s problems.

Suburbia and ex-suburbia costed.

Urban reforms: options and actions.

6. Tipping the Balance:.

Bibliographical Retrospective.

Notes.

References.

Index

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Robert Riddell is Professor Emeritus at Auckland University, New Zealand.
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  • This timely text introduces the principles and practice behind urban and regional planning in the context of environmental sustainability.

  • Reflects a growing recognition that cities, where the majority of humans now live, need to be developed in a sustainable way.

  • Weaves together the concerns of planning, capitalism, development, and cultural and environmental preservation.

  • Helps students and planners to marry the needs of the environment with the need for financial gain.
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"This book is a substantial and pragmatic advancement in Planning and its application to ecological Sustainability. Its urban focus provides lessons for all who wish to sustain our environment, but face the everyday realities of private development." Robert W. Collin, Associate Professor, University of Oregon, Department of Environmental Studies <!--end-->
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