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Australian Environmental Planning : Challenges and Future Prospects - Jason Byrne

Australian Environmental Planning

Challenges and Future Prospects

By: Jason Byrne (Editor), Neil Sipe (Editor), Jago Dodson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th April 2014
ISBN: 9781138000711
Number Of Pages: 292

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Winner of the Planning Institute of Australia's 2015 Cutting Edge Research and Teaching Award!

Australians from all walks of life have begun to realise the nation’s cities cannot sustain profligate growth indefinitely. Dwindling water supplies, failing food bowls, increased energy costs, more severe bushfires, severe storms, flooding, coastal erosion, rising transport expenses, housing shortages and environmental pollution are now daily news headlines. Australia’s cities may have reached their ecological limits: a new model for planning the places we live is needed.

Understanding the natural cycles of the city is just as important to planning our cities as knowledge of local ordinances, indeed much more so. A profound knowledge of environmental processes is critical for successful planning in today’s world. Environmental planners take as their guiding principle the concept of designing with nature, approaching cities as living organisms that consume water, energy and raw materials, and produce waste. This metabolic view of cities means we can find new solutions to old problems, and steer our cities towards a more sustainable form of planning.

Written specifically for students and professionals working in city planning in Australia, this ground-breaking new book enables Australian planners, architects and developers to get a better understanding of the fundamental principles of environmental planning for cities, showing how land, water, air, energy, wildlife and people shape our built environments, and how in turn environmental processes must be better understood if we are to make informed decisions about developing cities that are more sustainable.

The book’s coverage is comprehensive: from an overview of the concepts and theories of environmental planning, through analysis of governance systems and urban environmental processes to agendas and policies for the future, all the key topics are covered in depth, with recommendations for supporting reading and an unrivalled selection of additional materials. Ideal for students, essential for professionals, Australian Environmental Planning is vital reading for more sustainable cities in a more sustainable world.

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"[T]he range and great relevance of topics presented make this a very important new resource in urban planning." - Geographical Education, Professor Rob Wallis Federation University Australia

PREFACE (by Professor Ian Douglas - Co-Chairman, UNESCO SCOPE Expert Group on Urban Futures)
DEDICATION (To the First Nation Peoples / Traditional Custodians of Australia)
Table of Contents
Table of Figures Tables
1. What is environmental planning? - Byrne, Sipe and Dodson
2. Indigenous relationships to 'country' & planning with Native Title - Wensing
3. Australian environmental planning origins and theory/ies - Freestone
4. The legal basis for Australian environmental planning & governance - England
5. Australian environmental governance and environmental planning procedures - Steele and MacCallum
6. Land use and land management - Garrard and Bekessey
7. Water use and water management - Syme
8. Air quality and pollution management - Chan and Byrne
9. Urban vegetation - Wang, Amati and Byrne
10. Urban wildlife - Daniels and Roetman
11. Energy generation, planning and management - Foran
12. Transportation planning - Sipe
13. Industrial ecology - Roberts
14. Sustainable and affordable housing - Bosman and Dodson
15. Healthy cities - Giles-Corti, Badland, Foster, Mavoa, Whitzman and Turrell
16. Participatory democracy, community building and social inclusion - Cameron and Grant-Smith
17. Environmental equity/justice - Byrne and Houston
18. Green urbanism - Lehmann and John
19. Bioregional planning and growth management - Dedekorkut-Howes
20. Positive development - Birkeland Epilogue - Byrne, Dodson and Sipe

ISBN: 9781138000711
ISBN-10: 113800071X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 10th April 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 19.05  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1

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