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Land and Limits: Interpreting Sustainability in the Planning Process

Series: Routledge Research Global Environment Change Volume: 7

By: Sally Owens and Richard Cowell

244 pages, no illustrations


Hardback | Dec 2002 | #107195 | ISBN: 0415162769
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This text looks critically at interpretations of sustainability in land use planning. By linking conceptual and methodological debates with empirical analyses of planning for transport, nature conservation and minerals, the authors rethink the relationship between theories of sustainability and planning practice.

' is particularly rare to find a cohesive and coherent text on planning for a result Land and Limits will be a useful text for a wide audience - Anna R. Davies, Environmental Values. 'I would recommend that the book should be read widely and deeply by politicans, developers and academics alike...' - Anna R. Davies, Environmental Values. 'There are dozens of interesting ideas and thought-provoking comments in this book.' - Geographical Association, John Fairburn, Staffordshire University 'A lucid and accessible review of the theoretical foundations of the subject matter leads the reader into a detailed examination of current land use practices for delivering sustainable UK strategies in key areas of resource management.' - Tony Jackson, University of Dundee 'A refreshingly critical and theoretically sophisticated analysis of sustainable development in practice...the book should be read widely and deeply by politicians, developers and academics alike' - Environmental Values 'Everyone who teaches planners should read this...a tightly argued and extremely scholarly book' - International Planning Studies 'For its measured and scholarly style, its robust dismissal of humbug and rhetoric, and its detailed engagement with a series of controversial environmental issues in the UK, the book deserves to be read widely by academics and practitioners alike' - Land Use Policy, 2002 'In Land and Limits...[the authors]...have answered academic demands for a cogently argued and thoroughly sourced text that explores the relationship between sustainable development and planning' - Town Planning Review 2003


1. Old Conflicts and New Ideas 2. Rhetoric, Policy and Practice: Sustainable Development as a Planning Issue 3. Interpreting Sustainability 4. Defining and Defending: Approaches to Planning for Sustainability 5. Moving Targets: Planning for an Integrated Transport Policy 6. Planning for Biodiversity: Ethics, Policies and Practice 7. Distributing Development: Sustainability and Equity in Minerals Planning 8. Conclusions and Reflections

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