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Sustainable Planning and Development


Series: The Sustainable World Volume: 6

Edited By: E Beriatos, CA Brebbia, H Coccossis and A Kungolos

WIT Press

Hardback | Apr 2003 | #136186 | ISBN: 1853129852
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About this book

Planners, environmentalists, engineers, policy makers, economists and other government officials, researchers, academics and practitioners must work together to ensure that planning and development meet our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. Addressing spatial planning and regional development in an integrated way and in accordance with the principles of sustainability, this book contains most of the contributions from the first international conference on this subject. Almost 100 papers are included and the specific topics covered are: Environmental Management; Environmental Legislation and Policy; Environmental Impact Assessment; Ecosystem Analysis, Protection and Remediation; Environmental Economics; Social Issues; Coastal Planning and Policy; Geo-Informatics; Regional Economics; Resources Management; Rural Planning; Urban Planning; and Waste Management.


Section 1 Environmental Management: Geomorphologic information through landform mapping for sustainable planning: an example from the Segovia area (Spain); Environmental planning in Magnesia Prefecture, Greece; Environmental strategy in service sectors: the case of a major economic centre, Brussels; Sustainable development and risk: Flood hazard and vulnerability assessment. Methodological proposal and application; Local people's perceptions of sustainable tourism development in protected mountain areas: the case of Mount Olympus, Greece; A framework for the participative process in a large environmental project - The Third Rhone Correction (Switzerland); Sustainable management of wind resources in coastal areas in Estonia; Environment-friendly design and construction in highway engineering; Eco-labelling - an adequate means of assessing a company's environmental strategies?; Shore line management and protection from oil spills and land wastes, beach structures protection and clean up measures. Section 2 Environmental Legislation and Policy: Policy instruments for coastal management in Greece; The legal framework for the establishment of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos: A context for the conciliation of environmental protection and economic development; International and local level planning cooperation. Rail Baltica - collision or dialog between different planning levels; A law for the national policy on solid-waste management: the Brazilian case; The interpretation of claims for pure economic loss under section 1(6)(c) of the Hazardous and Noxious Substances Convention: A South African perspective; Allocating environmental funds amongst competing regions:fairness; efficiency and transparency; Pursuing a sustainable development through the Local Agenda 21: The case of Spain. (part contents)

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