This book presents a straightforward, systematic analysis of how more sustainable cities and towns can be brought about, considering each scale of planning: international, national, regional, municipal, neighborhood, site and building.
Acknowledgements List of Figures List of Boxes 1. Introduction 1.1 The Need for Change 1.2 The Role of Planning 1.3 Levels of Government and Scales of Planning 1.4 Recent Trends in Planning and Design 2. Sustainable Development 2.2 Roots of the Concept 2.3 Definitions and Perspectives 2.4 Modernist, Postmodernist, and Ecological Worldviews 2.5 The Role of Institutions and Values 3. Theory of Sustainability Planning 3.3 Elements of the Sustainability Planning Approach 3.4 Past Perspectives on Planning 3.5 Situating Sustainability Planning within Planning Theory 3.6 Planning and Power 3.7 Planners' Roles 4. Sustainability Planning and the Three E's 4.1 Sustainability and the Environment 4.2 Sustainability and Economics 4.3 Sustainability and Equity 5. Issues Central to Sustainability Planning 5.1 Growth Management 5.2 Urban Design 5.3 Housing 5.4 Transportation 5.5 Environmental Protection and Restoration 5.6 Energy and Materials Use 5.7 Green Architecture and Building 5.8 Environmental Justice and Social Equity 5.9 Economic Development 5.10 Population 6. Tools for Sustainability Planning 6.1 Planning Processes 6.2 Sustainability Indicators 6.3 Ecological Footprint Analysis 6.4 Other Research and Analytic Tools 6.5 Institutions and Policy 6.6 Education, Communication, and Consensus-Building 6.7 Organizing and Coalition-Building 7. International Planning 7.1 Who Plans at an International Scale? 7.2 International Planning Issues 7.3 Sustainability Issues in Industrialized vs. Less-Developed Countries 8. National Planning 8.1 Who Plans at a National Scale? 8.2 National Sustainability Frameworks 8.3 National Planning Issues 9. State and Provincial Planning 9.1 Who Plans at a State or Provincial Scale? 9.2 State or Provincial Planning Issues 10. Regional Planning 10.1 Types of Regions 10.2 Who Plans Regions? 10.3 Regional Sustainability Issues 11. Local Government Planning 11.1 Who Plans at the Local Level? 11.2 Local Sustainability Issues 11.3 Comprehensive Local Sustainability Plans 12. Neighbourhood Planning 12.1 Who Plans at a Neighborhood Scale? 12.2 Neighborhood Sustainability Issues 13. Site Planning and Architecture 13.1 Who Plans at the Site and Building Scale? 13.2 Sustainable Site Design Issues 13.3 Ecological Architecture 14. How Do We Get There From Here? 14.1 Developing an Awareness of Opportunities 14.2 A Strategic Perspective 14.3 Dealing with Power and Improving Democracy 14.4 An Agenda for the Future Bibliography
Stephen M. Wheeler is Assistant Professor of Physical Planning and Design at the University of New Mexico.