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Sustainable Development Policy Directory

By: Alan Strong and Lesley Hemphill


Paperback | Feb 2006 | #147868 | ISBN: 1405121505
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This Directory is a reference source and ready reckoner for a range of disciplines across the built environment including Construction, Transport, Estate Management, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Environmental Health, Planning, Highway Engineering and allied fields. It covers International Policies; European Policies; and UK Policies. The following topics are addressed across the above document groups: Energy, Climate Change, Air Quality, Planning, Pollution, Water, Waste Management, Construction, Wildlife & Countryside, Biodiversity. The Directory has an essential introductory guidance section, which describes the rudiments of sustainable development, clarifies the type and hierarchy of legislation and gives a guide for users.

Part I Policies: Construction; Transport; Estate Management; Arbhitecture; Quantity Surveying; Civil & Environmenta; Engineering; Environmental Health; Planning; Highway Engineering;
Part II Built Environment disciplines: International Policies - including Conferences, Conventions and Protocols/Agreements [39 documents]; European Policies - including Directives, Resolutions, Green/White Papers, Treaties, Regulations, Recommendations, Decisions and Communications, covering the areas of Environment, Energy and Transport [ 256 document]; UK Policies - including Strategies, White & Green Papers, Consultation Papers, Guidance and Advice Briefing Notes, Plans and Good Practice Guides [209 documents]; Northern Ireland Policies (as exemplar of a regional approach) - including Strategies, Planning Policy Statements, Advice Notes, Consultation Documents [109 documents] Part III Topics: Energy; Climate Change; Air Quality; Planning; Pollution; Water; Waste Management; Construction; Wildlife & Countryside; Biodiversity;

This Directory means that a whole range of built environment professionals need never be caught out by the perversities of policy - in its formulation or on its journey into the real life of you and me. To have in one place the means of not only burrowing down into any one policy, but also of exploring the interconnections is a precious resource for any professional - 'sustainability literate' or not...Today, nobody who delivers our built environment can be excused from taking responsibility for the future. Armed with this Directory their contribution can only be made more effective. Sara Parkin OBE, Forum for the Future


Foreword by Sara Parkin OBE (Co-founder and Programme Director, Forum for the Future) Preface 1 Contextual Background 1.1 Sustainable Development Context 1.1.1 Origins of Sustainable Development 1.1.2 The WCED 'Bruntland' Report7 1.1.3 Earth Summit 1.1.4 Local Agenda 1.1.5 UK Response to Sustainable Development 1.1.6 Earth Summit II 1.2 The Built Environment 1.2.1 The Built Environment Professions 1.2.2 The Built Environment and Sustainable Development 1.2.3 Corporate and Individual Sustainability Responsibilities 1.3 Chapter Structure and Style 1.4 Directory Explanatory Notes 1.5 Webpage Caveat 2 Biodiversity 2.1 Biodiversity and the Built Environment 2.2 Key Biodiversity Elements 2.3 Sustainability Challenges for Biodiversity 2.4 Biodiversity Theme Index 2.5 Biodiversity Policy Tables 3 Climate Change 3.1 Climate Change and the Built Environment 3.2 Key Climate Change Elements 3.3 Sustainability Challenges for Climate Change 3.4 Climate Change Theme Index 59 3.5 Climate Change Policy Tables 4 Construction 4.1 Construction Context 4.2 Key Construction Elements 4.3 Sustainability Challenges for Construction 4.4 Construction Theme Index 4.5 Construction Policy Tables 5 Energy 5.1 Energy and the Built Environment 5.2 Key Energy Elements 5.3 Sustainability Challenges for Energy 5.4 Energy Theme Index 5.5 Energy Policy Tables 6 Environment 6.1 Environment and the Built Environment 6.2 Key Environment Elements 6.3 Sustainability Challenges for the Environment 6.4 Environment Theme Index 6.5 Environment Policy Tables 7 Planning 7.1 Planning and the Built Environment 7.2 Key Planning Elements 7.3 Sustainability Challenges for Planning 7.4 Planning Theme Index 7.5 Planning Policy Tables 8 Pollution 8.1 Pollution and the Built Environment 8.2 Key Pollution Elements 8.3 Sustainability Challenges for Pollution 8.4 Pollution Theme Index 8.5 Pollution Policy Tables 9 Social Issues 9.1 Social Issues and the Built Environment 9.2 Key Elements of Social Issues 9.3 Sustainability Challenges for Social Issues 9.4 Social Issues Theme Index 9.5 Social Issues Policy Tables 10 Sustainable Development Policy and Practice 10.1 Sustainable Development Policy and Practice and the Built Environment 10.2 Key Sustainable Development Policy and Practice Elements 10.3 The Sustainability Challenge 10.4 Sustainable Development Policy and Practice Theme Index 10.5 Sustainable Development Policy and Practice Tables 11 Transport 11.1 Transport and the Built Environment 11.2 Key Transport Elements 11.3 Sustainability Challenges for Transport 11.4 Transport Theme Index 11.5 Transport Policy Tables 12 Urban Development 12.1 Urban Development and the Built Environment 12.2 Key Urban Development Elements 12.3 Sustainability Challenges for Urban Development 12.4 Urban Development Theme Index 12.5 Urban Development Policy Tables 13 Waste Management 13.1 Waste Management and the Built Environment 13.2 Key Waste Management Elements 13.3 Sustainability Challenges for Waste Management 13.4 Waste Management Theme Index 14 Water 14.1 Water and the Built Environment 14.2 Key Water Elements 14.3 Sustainability Challenges for Water 14.4 Water Theme Index 14.5 Water Policy Tables Index

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Alan Strong is a Senior Lecturer at the Sustainable Development Group, University of Ulster, UK Dr Lesley Hemphill is Project Officer, Sustainable Development Group, University of Ulster, UK

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