Environmental Land Use Planning and Management, Second Edition
776 pages, 8 x 10
Hardcover
Release Date:30 Dec 2011
ISBN:9781597267304
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Environmental Land Use Planning and Management, Second Edition

Creating Sustainable Communities, Watersheds, and Ecosystems

Island Press

Since the first publication of this landmark textbook in 2004, ithas received high praise for its clear, comprehensive, and practicalapproach.  The second edition continues to offer a uniqueframework for teaching and learning interdisciplinary environmentalplanning, incorporating the latest thinking, newest research findings,and numerous, updated case studies into the solid foundation of thefirst edition.

The book has been reorganized based on feedback from instructors,and contains a new chapter entitled "Land Use, Energy, Air Qualityand Climate Change." Throughout, boxes have been added on suchtopics as federal laws, state and local environmental programs, andcritical problems and responses.

This new edition addresses three broad subject areas. Part I,"Environmental Planning and Management," provides an overviewof the field, along with the fundamentals of land use planning, andpresents 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 managementand stream restoration; groundwater hydrology; landscape ecology;wildlife habitats and biodiversity; energy, air quality and climatechange; and methods for land analysis. Part III, "ManagingWatersheds, Ecosystems and Development to Achieve SustainableCommunities," explains the principles of ecosystem management,restoration, and protection; land conservation; and the mitigation ofnatural hazards.

With this thoroughly revised second edition, Environmental LandUse Planning and Management maintains its preeminence as theleading textbook in its field.

John Randolph has taught at Virginia Tech since 1979.From 2003 to 2008 he was director of the School of Public andInternational Affairs. He has written 140 publications and conferencepapers and has directed or codirected nineteen sponsored researchprojects totaling more than a million dollars in grants and contractssince 1990.
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