Environmental Land Use Planning and Management
704 pages, 8 x 10
Tables. Figures. Appendix. Manuscript. Index.
Release Date:01 Nov 2003
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Environmental Land Use Planning and Management

Island Press

Environmental Land Use Planning and Management is a uniquenew textbook that presents a diverse, comprehensive, and coordinatedapproach to issues of land use planning and management and theirimpacts on the environment. It builds on recent advances inenvironmental science, engineering, and geospatial informationtechnologies to provide students with the scientific foundation theyneed to understand both natural land systems and engineering approachesthat can mitigate impacts of land use practices. While offering a baseof knowledge in planning theory and natural science, its primaryemphasis is on describing and explaining emerging approaches, methods,and techniques for environmental land use planning, design, andpolicy.

The book is divided into two parts. Part I, "Environmental LandUse Management," introduces broad concepts of environmentalplanning and describes management approaches. Those approaches includecollaborative environmental management, land conservation,environmental design, government land use management, natural hazardmitigation, and ecosystem and watershed management. Part II,"Environmental Land Use Principles and Planning Analysis,"focuses on land analysis methods, such as geospatial data andgeographic information systems (GIS); soils and slope analysis;assessment of stormwater quantity and quality; land use and groundwaterprotection; ecological assessment for vegetation, wetlands, andhabitats; and integrated analytical techniques like land suitabilityanalysis, carrying capacity studies, and environmental impactassessment.

Environmental Land Use Planning and Management offers aunique interdisciplinary perspective with an emphasis on application.It is an important new text for advanced undergraduate and graduatecourses in environmental planning, landscape architecture, geography,environmental studies, and natural resource management, and a valuableresource for professionals and others concerned with issues ofenvironmental planning and land use.

John Randolph is professor and head of the Departmentof Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute andState University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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Part I. Environmental Land Use Management

Chapter 1. Managing Human-Environment Interactions

Chapter 2. Environmental Planning

Chapter 3. Land Use Planning for Environmental Management

Chapter 4. Collaborative Environmental Management and PublicParticipation

Chapter 5. Land Conservation for Working Landscapes, Open Space, andEcological Protection

Chapter 6. Design with Nature for People: Sustainable, Livable, andSmart Land Use Development

Chapter 7. Local Government Smart Growth Management

Chapter 8. Regional, State, and Federal Management ofEnvironmentally Sensitive Lands

Chapter 9. Natural Hazard Mitigation

Chapter 10. Ecosystem and Watershed Management

Part II. Environmental Land Use Principles and PlanningAnalysis

Chapter 11. Environmental Geospatial Data and Geographic InformationSystems

Chapter 12. Soils, Topography, and Land Use

Chapter 13. Land Use, Stream Flow, and Runoff Pollution

Chapter 14. Stormwater Management and Stream Restoration

Chapter 15. Land Use and Groundwater

Chapter 16. Landscape Ecology, Urban Forestry, and Wetlands

Chapter 17. Land Use, Wildlife Habitats, and Biodiversity

Chapter 18. Integration Methods for Environmental Land Analysis


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