Handbook Of Sustainable Development Planning

Handbook Of Sustainable Development Planning

Author by : M. A. Quaddus
Language : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Pub
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Description : This authoritative Handbook comprehensively examines the current status and future directions of model-based systems in decision support and their application to sustainable development planning. It begins with a comprehensive review of model-based applications in sustainable development planning, paying particular attention to environmental disaster, ecosystem management, energy, infrastructure development, and agricultural systems, amongst other contemporary issues. Conceptual and policy oriented papers then debate the future directions of model-based sustainable development planning.Taking account of the fact that sustainable development planning is multidimensional by nature, the contributors concede that a single exemplary model does not exist. The aims of the stakeholders, along with preferences and priorities surrounding the planned objectives determine the ways and means of sustainable development planning. A number of tools - from simple intuition based approaches to sophisticated mathematical modelling - are therefore utilized within the Handbook. An important feature of the work is the emphasis on Decision Support Systems (DSS) and Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS) approaches - it is argued that these are natural and appropriate for sustainable development planning.Given the rise in prominence of sustainable development planning in recent years, this Handbook will be invaluable to a wide-ranging audience including NGOs, planners, consultants, policymakers, and academics.


Innovative Land Use Planning Techniques

Innovative Land Use Planning Techniques

Author by : New Hampshire. Department of Environmental Services
Language : en
Publisher by :
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Handbook Of Sustainability Management

Handbook Of Sustainability Management

Author by : Christian N. Madu
Language : en
Publisher by : World Scientific
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Total Read : 34
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Description : Handbook of Sustainability Management.


Sustainability Handbook

Sustainability Handbook

Author by : Karl-Henrik Robert
Language : en
Publisher by :
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Description : Todays society is faced with a multitude of compounding and inter-related socio-ecological challenges. In order to adequately navigate this sustainability challenge and to capture the innovation opportunities that come with it, we need professionals from all sectors of society who can help plan and act strategically towards sustainability. Sustainability handbook first outlines a structured, strategic approach to handling this complex reality known as the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD), including an operational definition of sustainability derived from foundational knowledge about the social and ecological systems. From there, the book shares examples of how the FSSD can be applied in a variety of situations, sectors, and scales and points to the self-benefit for companies, municipalities and other organizations of working strategically for sustainability. The readers are left with a solid understanding of how to define sustain­ability and how to plan and act towards it, including how to select from the vast array of sustainability-related concepts, methods and tools in the field today. Sustainability handbook combines the academic and practical experience from a collection of authors. The content has been used, tested and refined over many iterations, and now serves as a resource for academic courses and programmes as well as work in practice around the world. Any student or practitioner looking for more clarity on how to strategically plan and act towards sustainability in a structured, scientific, and collaborative manner will find value inside. Because of the generic nature of the FSSD, it can be useful for any discipline, from engineering, to product-service innovation, to business management, to urban and regional planning, and beyond. Second Edition with revised and new content, for example, a new definition of social sustainability and a chapter on questions and answers about the FSSD.


The Environmental Planning Handbook For Sustainable Communities And Regions

The Environmental Planning Handbook For Sustainable Communities And Regions

Author by : Tom Daniels
Language : en
Publisher by : Amer Planning Assn
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Description : Environmental protection is a global issue. But most of the action is happening at the local level. How can communities keep their air clean, their water pure, and their people and property safe from climate and environmental hazards? Newly updated, The Environmental Planning Handbook gives local governments, nonprofits, and citizens the guidance they need to create an action plan they can implement now. It's essential reading for a post-Katrina, post-Sandy world.


Handbook Of Sustainability Assessment

Handbook Of Sustainability Assessment

Author by : Angus Morrison-Saunders
Language : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : The Handbook of Sustainability Assessment introduces the theory and practice of sustainability assessment and showcases the state-of-the-art research. The aim is to provide inspiration and guidance to students, academics and practitioners alike and to contribute to the enhancement of sustainability assessment practice worldwide. It emphasises how traditional impact assessment practices can be enhanced to contribute to sustainable outcomes. Featuring original contributions from leading sustainability assessment researchers and practitioners, it forms part of the Research Handbooks on Impact Assessment series.


Strategies For National Sustainable Development

Strategies For National Sustainable Development

Author by : Jeremy Carew-Reid
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The IUCN Strategies for Sustainable Development Handbook Series This handbook is one in a series being produced by IUCN and its partners to assist countries and communities implement Agenda 21, the action programme of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. The series will include handbooks on national strategies for sustainable development, local strategies, assessing progress towards sustainability, biodiversity action plans, .involving indigenous peoples, and on integrating population and resource use planning; and regular companion volumes of case studies addressing the key issues of concern to strategy implementation. Many international agreements and action plans now call for countries to undertake national strategies. These strategies seek to involve communities in united approaches to sustainable development. Some are sectoral, such as tropical forest strategies, others are thematic, covering topics such as biodiversity, education or climate change. Still others, such as national conservation strategies and national environment action plans, are evolving to become more comprehensive processes, drawing together economic, social and environmental development actions. This handbook is for people involved in strategies. It draws on experiences in different regions of the world to present options and examples of the role of strategies in sustainable development. Originally published in 1995


Strategic Environmental Assessment

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Author by : Barry Sadler
Language : en
Publisher by : Earthscan
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Total Read : 83
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Description : This unique sourcebook provides a global, state-of-the-art review of the rapidly evolving field of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) that is intended to serve as a baseline for the work of an OECD Task Team on SEA and a UNEP initiative on integrated planning and assessment. It describes trends in application and experience in different contexts worldwide, providing in-depth coverage of the status of SEA systems, and practice in developed, transitional and developing countries by a range of development agencies. The book draws on a large body of published and unpublished material, and contributions from a wide range of individual experts, organizations and agencies. It provides an unparalleled and invaluable understanding of the emerging scope and potential of SEA and describes how, when and where it is being used. The sourcebook includes a probing review of concepts, terminology, approaches and tools of SEA, and a comparative analysis of the different types of existing SEA systems. The volume also contains many case examples illustrating SEA practice in different countries and contexts, a full set of references and a number of appendices containing source materials.


Sustainable Development Handbook

Sustainable Development Handbook

Author by : Stephen A. Roosa
Language : en
Publisher by : The Fairmont Press, Inc.
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Description : Rev. ed. of: Sustainable development handbook. 2008.


Handbook Of Sustainable Development

Handbook Of Sustainable Development

Author by : Giles Atkinson
Language : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Total Read : 87
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Description : This timely and important Handbook takes stock of progress made in our understanding of what sustainable development actually is and how it can be measured and achieved.ø