Description : Natural resources such as forests and fisheries play a larger role in the national income and wealth of less developed economies. This handbook is designed to serve as a guide for champions and practitioners engaged in the task of mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages into national development planning. The handbook draws on a substantial body of experience at the country level and the many lessons learned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in working with governments — especially ministries of planning, finance and environment — to support efforts to integrate the complex interrelationships between poverty reduction and improved environmental management into national planning and decision-making
Description : This up-to-date and comprehensive reference presents the fundamentals of environmental planning, incorporating theory, practice and case studies. The book includes balanced coverage and real world examples to illustrate the concepts. Political, ethical, and societal considerations are all addressed. Presents the fundamentals of environmental planning and methodological material for analysis. Real world examples are provided to illustrate concepts. Political, ethical and societal considerations are addressed. Coverage is balanced between theoretical and practical.
Description : This successful book has been completely revised and updated and is a comprehensive overview of the principles and practices of planning rural and urban environments. Introducing general ideas rather than specific practices, the book assumes little prior knowledge and includes concise introductions to the nature and purpose of town planning; wildlife and landscape protection; and pollution control. This edition pays particular attention to the scientific and social scientific background to environmental planning. Specific topics covered include: environmentally-sustainable agriculture; mulit-purpose forestry; the management of designated areas; urban wildlife; land resource evaluation; and environmental impact assessment. The conclusion reviews methods for managing information and making decisions.
Description : This book is developed around a rational planning process of six steps required to develop a strategic plan for health services. Following an overview chapter that identifies the need for this text and how it differs from previous health planning texts, each succeeding chapter is devoted to one step in the process. Methods and techniques are provided that can help practitioners carry out the steps. Where feasible, the reader learns how to use these methods and how to identify their strengths and weaknesses. In an era of stiff competition among health service agencies and hospitals, practitioners who use the methods described will have a distinct advantage over those administrators who do not. In the fast developing and dynamic field of health care, past experiences are no longer the best barometer of what a health agency ought to do in the future. There is no longer any stability in the health service field. Consequently, program administrators and/or their planning/marketing directors do need a guide to insure they obtain better results from their efforts.
Description : Provides Insight About The Environmental Problems Plaguing The Urban Areas In A Cross-Country Perspectives. Emphasizes The Partnership Between The Local Government And The Community In Urban Environmental Management Sustainable Development. Provides Case Studies Also.
Description : Annotation Hiatt (California State University) helps businesses evaluate their vulnerability to accidents and disasters, and guides them through the process of creating a disaster recovery plan. The second half of the book consists of 33 appendices with diagrams, lists, questionnaires, procedures, surveys, contacts, and case studies. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Description : Planning and the Rural Environment examines the environmental issues affecting countryside planning. Emphasis is placed on the look and feel of the open countryside, the function and appearance of the rural environment, rather than the problems of its people and the settlements in which they live. Also discussed is the conflict of interest generated between some of the major planning systems concerned with the development of rural activities and the protection of rural resources. Comprised of 13 chapters, this volume begins with an assessment of conflicting views of how a countryside of the future should develop and the degree of control and direction that should take place. The following chapters consider how the emerging range of environmental problems and opportunities in rural planning can best be illustrated. In particular, the dominance of agriculture as a rural activity is analyzed, together with forest and woodland management; leisure activity in the countryside; and conservation of resources and wildlife. The next section is devoted to uplands and the urban fringe, paying particular attention to some of the ways in which rural interests interact in two very different areas. Finally, the development of rural planning is reviewed and issues that are expected to shape the countryside of the future are considered. This book should be of interest to postgraduate students of rural planning and specialists in various fields of countryside planning.