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Main Title Environmental land use planning and management /
Author Randolph, John,
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 732967850
ISBN 9781597267304; 1597267309
Subjects Land use--Environmental aspects. ; Land use--Planning. ; Landnutzung ; Umweltbezogenes Management ; Landnutzung.--(DE-588c)4259046-2 ; Umweltbezogenes Management.--(DE-588c)4201709-9
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  HD108.3.R36 2012 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/03/2012
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation xxvi, 746 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Since the first publication of this landmark textbook in 2004, it has received high praise for its clear, comprehensive, and practical approach. The second edition continues to offer a unique framework for teaching and learning interdisciplinary environmental planning, incorporating the latest thinking, newest research findings, and numerous, updated case studies into the solid foundation of the first edition. The book has been reorganized based on feedback from instructors, and contains a new chapter entitled "Land Use, Energy, Air Quality and Climate Change." Throughout, boxes have been added on such topics as federal laws, state and local environmental programs, and critical problems and responses. This new edition addresses three broad subject areas. Part I, "Environmental Planning and Management," provides an overview of the field, along with the fundamentals of land use planning, and presents a collaborative approach to environmental planning. Part II, "Sustainable Land Use Principles and Planning Analysis," considers environmental and geospatial information; soils, topography, and land use; stream flow, flooding, and runoff; stormwater management and stream restoration; groundwater hydrology; landscape ecology; wildlife habitats and biodiversity; energy, air quality and climate change; and methods for land analysis. Part III, "Managing Watersheds, Ecosystems and Development to Achieve Sustainable Communities," explains the principles of ecosystem management, restoration, and protection; land conservation; and the mitigation of natural hazards. With this thoroughly revised second edition, Environmental Land Use Planning and Management maintains its preeminence as the leading textbook in its field. Environmental management for sustainability -- Environmental planning for sustainability -- Comprehensive and strategic land use planning for sustainability -- Collaborative environmental planning and learning for sustainability -- Environmental data and geospatial analysis -- Soils, agriculture, and land use -- Water and land use: stream flow, flooding and runoff pollution -- Stormwater management and watershed restoration -- Groundwater and source water protection -- Landscape and urban ecology, urban forestry, and wetlands -- Wildlife habitats and urban biodiversity -- Energy, air quality, and climate change -- Natural hazard mitigation for community resilience -- Integration methods and synthesis metrics -- Land conservation for sustainability -- Design with nature for people: sustainable, livable, and smart growth communities -- Community smart growth management -- Regional, state, and federal management of growth and the environment -- Integrative management of ecosystems and watersheds.