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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Planning for a Sustainable Future: A Guide for Local Governments.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, New York. Region II.
Year Published 2010
Report Number EPA-902-K-08-001
Stock Number PB2012-114431
Additional Subjects United States ; Long range planning ; Population growth ; Economic competition ; Environmental impacts ; Environmental challeges ; Air pollution ; Water levels ; Climate changes ; Energy costs
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2012-114431 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 02/21/2013
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines sustainability as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In other words, sustainability attempts to balance the needs of people today with the future needs of our children and the natural systems that sustain all life. In an era of population growth, increasing economic competition, and environmental challenges ranging from climate change to air pollution and decreasing water levels to rising energy costs, planning is essential to our future and the well-being of our communities. Planning in the face of these challenges must transcend traditional zoning or general land use considerations. It can also promote sustainability by incorporating the three Es economy, environment and equity - in plans for development.