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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Cooperating with nature : confronting natural hazards with land use planning for sustainable communities /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Burby, Raymond J.,
Publisher Joseph Henry Press,
Year Published 1998
OCLC Number 39322361
ISBN 0309063620 (alk. paper); 9780309063623 (alk. paper)
Subjects Natural disasters--United States--Evaluation. ; Land use--United States--Management. ; Community development--United States. ; Sustainable development--United States.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  GB5010.C67 1998 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 02/07/2003
EKBM  GB5010.C67 1998 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/23/2005
ELBM  GB5010.C67 1998 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/22/2010
Collation viii, 356 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-336) and index.
Contents Notes
This volume focuses on the breakdown in sustainability -- the capacity of the planet to provide quality of life now and in the future -- that is signaled by disaster. The authors bring to light why land use and sustainability have been ignored in devising public policies to deal with natural hazards. They lay out a vision of sustainability, concrete suggestions for policy reform, and procedures for planning. The book chronicles the long evolution of land-use planning and identifies key components of sustainable planning for hazards. Stressing the importance of balance in land use, the authors offer principles and specific reforms for achieving their visions of sustainability.