Land Use Policies for Sustainable Development

Land Use Policies for Sustainable Development

Author: Desmond McNeill

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849802920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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The urgent need to enhance sustainable development in developing countries has never been greater: poverty levels are growing, land conversions are uncontrolled, and there is rapid loss of biodiversity through land use change. This timely book highlights the need for integrated assessment tools for developing countries, considering the long-term impacts of decisions taken today. The success of land use policies has in the past often been hampered by the fact that we simply do not know enough about their impact on sustainable development across developing countries. This book contributes to bridging this knowledge gap while facilitating the successful design and implementation of land use policies. The challenge of land use changes in response to changes in the policy environment - macro policy, agricultural and forest policy, environmental policy - is explored with a focus on the South. Detailed case studies encompassing seven countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America are presented via a common framework of analysis. In each case, sustainable development concerns are identified from environmental, economic and social perspectives. The interrelated causes of these problems are analysed by identifying key drivers and relevant land use policies, and the potential impact of prioritized land use policies are then discussed. This important book will prove invaluable to academics, researchers, postgraduate students and policy makers concerned with land-use planning, sustainable development and environmental studies.

Land Use Law for Sustainable Development

Land Use Law for Sustainable Development

Author: Nathalie J. Chalifour

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139460583

Category: Law

Page:

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This 2007 book surveys the global experience to date in implementing land-use policies that move us further along the sustainable development continuum. The international community has long recognized the need to ensure ongoing and future development is conducted sustainably. While high-level commitments towards sustainable development such as those included in the Rio and Johannesburg Declarations are politically important, they are irrelevant if they are not translated into reality on the ground. This book includes chapters that discuss the challenges of implementing sustainable land-use policies in different regions of the world, revealing problems that are common to all jurisdictions and highlighting others that are unique to particular regions. It also includes chapters documenting new approaches to sustainable land use, such as reforms to property rights regimes and environmental laws. Other chapters offer comparisons of approaches in different jurisdictions that can present insights which might not be apparent from a single-jurisdiction analysis.

Land Use Law for Sustainable Development

Land Use Law for Sustainable Development

Author: Nathalie J. Chalifour

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107410487

Category: Law

Page: 654

View: 144

This 2007 book surveys the global experience to date in implementing land-use policies that move us further along the sustainable development continuum. The international community has long recognized the need to ensure ongoing and future development is conducted sustainably. While high-level commitments towards sustainable development such as those included in the Rio and Johannesburg Declarations are politically important, they are irrelevant if they are not translated into reality on the ground. This book includes chapters that discuss the challenges of implementing sustainable land-use policies in different regions of the world, revealing problems that are common to all jurisdictions and highlighting others that are unique to particular regions. It also includes chapters documenting new approaches to sustainable land use, such as reforms to property rights regimes and environmental laws. Other chapters offer comparisons of approaches in different jurisdictions that can present insights which might not be apparent from a single-jurisdiction analysis.

International Law and Sustainable Development

International Law and Sustainable Development

Author: Nico J. Schrijver

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047406709

Category: Law

Page: 749

View: 733

'This masterly written collection, from many experts, focuses on the efforts of policy makers, as well as regional and national interest groups, to invoke International Law as the tool for realizing the objectives of sustainable development. The authors provide a rich vein of recent State and organizational practices that can be profitably mined by both academics and practitioners exploring contemporary perspectives.' ASIL Newsletter UN21 Interest Group, June 2005.

Land Use and Sustainable Development Law

Land Use and Sustainable Development Law

Author: John R. Nolon

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 0314911707

Category: Law

Page: 1232

View: 162

The new edition allows professors to teach a broad range of traditional and innovative land use law subjects, ranging from zoning and site planning to sustainable development. It is organized into essentially two parts - with part I focusing on traditional practice areas in land use law, including a full range of First and Fifth Amendment issues (all from the exisiting chapters in the book which have updated notes/commentary and a sprinkling of new principal cases, enough to modernize the book without requiring significant teaching overhauls) Part II of the new edition contains in depth material on the history and evolution of sustainable development law at the international, national, and state level. It concentrates on municipal strategies that achieve sustainable development including sustainable building, smart growth, affordable housing and urban revitalization (including eminent domain), local environmental law and enhancing sequestration through open space preservation. Some of the old chapters have been updated, and a several new chapters have been added. As a result of the new "Part II," the book is also a great text for an advanced course or seminar on sustainable development law

Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development

Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development

Author: Jane Silberstein, M.A.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1566703255

Category: Nature

Page: 236

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Is the doomsday scenario inevitable? With our increasingly diminishing natural habitat and other natural resources, it seems that we are headed in that direction. After centuries of patchwork land planning, out-of-scale development and cookbook methods, it is clear that we need a better way. Authors Silberstein and Maser explore a different scenario in Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development. The authors review the foundations of current land use practices from historical, constitutional, economic, ecological, and societal perspectives. They analyze the results of these practices and suggest alternative methods for guiding, directing, and controlling the ways in which we modify the landscape. They make the case that we-as humans-have the capacity for community with all life and can ultimately embrace the notion that individual well-being is wrapped up in the well-being of the whole, and that social change can occur before major disasters require it. This is the first book to incorporate land-use planning with sustainability. The authors offer a perspective that opens a range of possibilities for changing current methods. They tackle the difficult dilemma of creating consensus among people-tapping the powers of mind, intuition, and experience in developing a sustainable community. Using sustainability as a framework, Silberstein and Maser present the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning. With Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, you will discover an array of ideas for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land.

Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development from Rio to Rio+20

Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development from Rio to Rio+20

Author: Malgosia Fitzmaurice

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789004282919

Category: Law

Page: 428

View: 537

The Challenges of Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development from Rio to Rio+20 and Beyond addresses in an analytical and critical way the issues raised by Rio+20 and represents a very important contribution to our understanding of the concept of sustainable development.

Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, Second Edition

Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, Second Edition

Author: Jane Silberstein, M.A.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466581142

Category: Nature

Page: 298

View: 599

Thirteen years ago, the first edition of Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development examined the question: is the environmental doomsday scenario inevitable? It then presented the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning and an array of alternatives for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land. This second edition captures current success stories, showcasing creative, resilient strategies for fundamentally changing the way we alter our landscape. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Explains the relationship between innovative land-use planning and nature’s impartial, inviolate biophysical principles that govern the outcome of all planning Focuses on how decision making that flows from and aligns with nature’s biophysical principles benefits all generations by consciously protecting and maintaining social-environmental sustainability Proposes an alternative framework for municipal comprehensive plans framing the community as a living system Written by two experienced professionals in sustainable development planning, the second edition revisits the successes as well as barriers to progress associated with establishing new community development models, such as EcoMunicipalities. The authors emphasize the necessity and potency of citizen involvement and initiatives. They provide proposals for alternative approaches that rest on lessons from history as well as the research, wisdom, and vision of many individuals and communities whose work they have studied. The book supplies a sturdy platform on which to continually build and innovate progress in sustainable land use planning.

Land Use and Spatial Planning

Land Use and Spatial Planning

Author: Graciela Metternicht

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319718613

Category: Political Science

Page: 116

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This book reconciles competing and sometimes contradictory forms of land use, while also promoting sustainable land use options. It highlights land use planning, spatial planning, territorial (or regional) planning, and ecosystem-based or environmental land use planning as tools that strengthen land governance. Further, it demonstrates how to use these types of land-use planning to improve economic opportunities based on sustainable management of land resources, and to develop land use options that strike a balance between conservation and development objectives. Competition for land is increasing as demand for multiple land uses and ecosystem services rises. Food security issues, renewable energy and emerging carbon markets are creating pressures for the conversion of agricultural land to other uses such as reforestation and biofuels. At the same time, there is a growing demand for land in connection with urbanization and recreation, mining, food production, and biodiversity conservation. Managing the increasing competition between these services, and balancing different stakeholders’ interests, requires efficient allocation of land resources.

Area Studies (Regional Sustainable Development Review): China - Volume II

Area Studies (Regional Sustainable Development Review): China - Volume II

Author: Sun Honglie

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 9781848260726

Category:

Page: 368

View: 178

Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review: China theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. This theme on Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review: China reviews initiatives and activities towards sustainable development in China. Although these presentations are with specific reference to China, they provide potentially useful lessons for other regions as well. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 3/10

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 3/10

Author: Klaus Bosselmann

Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781933782560

Category: Political Science

Page: 568

View: 484

The Law and Politics of Sustainability explores efforts made to address pressing environmental concerns through legislation, conventions, directives, treaties, and protocols. Articles explain the mechanics of environmental law, the concepts that shape sustainable development, case studies and rulings that have set precedents, approaches to sustainable development taken by legal systems around the world, and more. Experts and scholars in the field raise provocative questions about the effectiveness of international law versus national law in protecting the environment, and about the effect of current laws on future generations. They analyze the successes and shortcomings of present legal instruments, corporate and public policies, social movements, and conceptual strategies, offering readers a preview of the steps necessary to develop laws and policies that will promote genuine sustainability.