Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities

Author by : Robert Rogerson
Language : en
Publisher by : Univ of Hertfordshire Press
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Description : Drawing upon interdisciplinary research conducted across various universities within the United Kingdom, this book offers insights into how local initiatives can enhance sustainable development and engage people in creating better places in which to live. Demonstrating how to embed sustainability in all levels of education, this account contains imaginative, practical, and accessible ways in which communities and built-environment professionals are working towards a more sustainable future. Themes such as sustainable development, community coherence, conflict resolution, planning, and environmental management will interest those in a variety of fields, including architecture, urban design, and geography.


Rural Environmental Planning For Sustainable Communities

Rural Environmental Planning For Sustainable Communities

Author by : Frederic O. Sargent
Language : en
Publisher by : Island Press
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Description : Rural Environmental Planning for Sustainable Communities offers an explanation of the concept of Rural Environmental Planning (REP) along with case studies that show how to apply REP to specific issues such as preserving agricultural lands, planning river and lake basins, and preserving historical sites.


Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities

Author by : Hugh Barton
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : 'This book re-addresses the concepts of neighbourhood and community in a refreshing and challenging way. It will be of immense benefit, not only to town planners but also to al those professional and voluntary groups and politicians who seek to create the new communities of tomorrow' From the Foreword by Jed Griffiths, Past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute. There is widespread support for the principle of creating more sustainable communities, but much hazy, wishful-thinking about what this might mean in practice. In reality, we witness more the death of local neighbourhoods than their creation or rejuvenation, reflecting an increasingly mobile, privatized and commodified society. Sustainable Communities examines the practicalities of re-inventing neighbourhoods. It is neither an idealistic, utopian tract nor a designer's manual, but is, rather, a serious attempt to address the real issues. This collection of expert contributions: * examines the nature of local community and methods of building social capital * presents the findings of a world-wide survey of eco-neighbourhoods and eco-villages with case studies from the United Kingdom, Europe, America and Australia * develops a fresh perspective on the planning and design of neighbourhoods in urban areas, based on the eco-system approach * explores practical programmes for local resource management and the implications for community-based decision-making * provides a detailed appendix listing current eco-village and eco-neighbourhood schemes by country Written by an interdisciplinary team of social and environmental scientists, town planners and urban designers, this is a thought-provoking and important contribution to both the theory and practice of the development of sustainable communities.


Sustainable Communities Task Force Report

Sustainable Communities Task Force Report

Author by : President's Council on Sustainable Development. Sustainable Communities Task Force
Language : en
Publisher by :
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Toward Sustainable Communities

Toward Sustainable Communities

Author by : Daniel A. Mazmanian
Language : en
Publisher by : MIT Press
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Description : Toward Sustainable Communities uses six case studies toillustrate innovative strategies in specific policy areas: airpollution control, water pollution control, land use, transportation, urban redevelopment, and regional ecosystem management.


Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities

Author by : Great Britain: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
Language : en
Publisher by : The Stationery Office
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Description : This document (which is a corrected edition of the publication first issued in January 2005) sets out the Government's five year plan to create sustainable mixed communities by addressing the varied housing challenges faced in different parts of the country and improving the supply and quality of housing for everyone, including first time buyers, social tenants, key workers and private sector tenants. Proposals for reforms include: investment in housebuilding and infrastructure to tackle housing shortages in the South East, using the private finance initiative; a new Code for Sustainable Buildings, new powers to limit low density development and to protect the Green Belt; measures to help 80,000 first time buyers and an extension of the Key Worker Living scheme; a new Choice to Own scheme for council and housing association tenants; a new moveUK system to provide information about availability of jobs and homes to offer people the opportunity to move to new areas; improved quality and availability of private rented accommodation; an enhanced strategic role for local authorities in planning housing and growth; investment in housing related services to help older and disabled people live independently; and plans to address homelessness, including halving the number of households living in temporary accommodation by 2010.


Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities

Author by : Rhonda Phillips
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : What is a durable economy? It is one that not only survives but thrives. How is it created, and what does it take to sustain over time? Sustainable Communities provides insight and answers to these questions. Citing Burlington, Vermont's remarkable rise to award-winning status, this book explores the balance of community planning, social enterprise development, energy and environment, food systems and cultural well-being. Aimed at policymakers, development practitioners, students, and citizens, this book describes which and how multiple influences facilitate the creation of a local, durable and truly sustainable economy. The authors hope to inspire others by sharing this story of what can be done in the name of community economic development.


Water Infrastructure For Sustainable Communities

Water Infrastructure For Sustainable Communities

Author by : Xiaodi Hao
Language : en
Publisher by : IWA Publishing
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Description : "This book has been developed from the Conference on Sustainable Water Infrastructure for Villages and Cities of the Future (SWIF 2009) held in November 2009 in Beijing ..."--P. 4 of cover.


Building Sustainable Communities

Building Sustainable Communities

Author by : J. D. Wulfhorst
Language : en
Publisher by : Rodopi
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Description : In this inter-disciplinary follow-up to Future as Fairness: Ecological Justice and Global Citizenship (edited by Haugestad and Wulfhorst, Rodopi 2004) 14 chapters explore a variety of conceptual and practical pathways to the building of sustainable communities. Five chapters provide different perspectives on sustainable and unsustainable agriculture. Other cases explored are wildlife valuations, distributional effects of environmental policy, the emerging American nuclear power renaissance, regulation of care use, job losses with a raising GDP, cooperation between labour and environmentalists, plant biotechnology, participatory decision making, acoustic ecology, decent competition, and fractality as a key to global citizenship and ecological justice. The introduction sketches a framework for constructive evaluation of the interrelationships between environmental sustainability, economic sustainability, communities, and social interactions.


Sustainable Communities In Europe

Sustainable Communities In Europe

Author by : William M. Lafferty
Language : en
Publisher by : Earthscan
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Description : A presentation of detailed comparative research into the implementation in 11 European countries of Local Agenda 21 - the action plan for sustainable development at community level. Overviews of implementation in each country are accompanied by analysis of positive and negative changes, as well as a comparative analysis with high academic and policy relevance. Numerous practical examples are included of best cases and crucial barriers.