New Zealanda (TM)s Resource Management Act (RMA), implemented in 1991, was hailed as a radical new approach to planning that would both achieve better environmental outcomes and benefit developers by working rapidly and more efficiently.
Now that the RMA has been in force for two decades there is enough evidence to analyse the impact of this groundbreaking legislation, and examine the lessons that can be learned by planning practitioners across the world. For all its flaws this legislation was the first to attempt to put environmental concerns ahead of social and economic issues, and has been a testing ground for similar approaches to spatial planning being contemplated elsewhere.
Implementing Sustainability offers a practitionera (TM)s insight into the RMA, those strategies and techniques that have proved successful in delivering its aims, and spells out the lessons that can be applied to the planning systems of other countries.
1. Introduction -- Setting the Scene 2. Implementing Sustainability by Legislation - Institutions and Processes 3. Integrated Management and Regional Planning - Water, Air and Land 4. Urban Planning and the Built Environment 5. Energy and Infrastructure 6. Tangata Whenua and the Resource Management Act 7. The Profession, the Politicians and the Public 8. Conclusions -- The Lessons from New Zealand
Series: The Rtpi (Royal Town Planning Institute) Library Series
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 14th December 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1