Deep Information: The Role of Information Policy in Environmental Sustainability

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 188 pages
This is an examination of information policy in environmental sustainability. It covers issues such as information, knowledge and models; environmental regulation; and information policy.
 

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Contents

Introduction INFORMATION AND DEMOCRACY
1
SUSTAINABILITY
5
INFORMATION PUMPS AND FILTERS
7
ENVIRONMENTAL KNOWLEDGE
11
DEEP INFORMATION
13
ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
14
REFERENCES
15
Visualizing Environmental Information Policy DIAGRAMMING OVERVIEW
17
REAL PROPERTY TAX RECORDS
100
PROPERTY AND TAX MAPS
101
PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS
103
LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
107
REFERENCES
110
Environmental Regulation INTRODUCTION
113
SPECIFICATION AND PERFORMANCE
115
ILLINOIS STREAM CHANNELIZATION
120

THE BASIC ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION FLOW DIAGRAM
22
INFORMATION POLICY
25
REFERENCES
26
GreenetowneAn InformationBased Environmental History INTRODUCTION PHASE I SETTLEMENT
29
CHOLERA OUTBREAK
33
INCREMENTAL GROWTH AND A GREAT STENCH
37
SUBURBAN BOOM AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWAKENING
39
LATEMODERN SUPER PROBLEMS
41
DEEP INFORMATION PERSPECTIVES
43
Information Knowledge and Models ACTORS AND DECISIONS
45
LIMITS TO SYSTEMS UNDERSTANDING
46
THE KNOWLEDGE CONTINUUM
48
MODELLING
51
PHYSICAL MODELS
52
SYMBOLIC MODELS
53
GRAPHIC MODELS
55
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
64
MATHEMATICAL MODELS
66
SUMMARY
69
REFERENCES
71
Information Policy INTRODUCTION
73
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE POLICY
74
FORMAL AND INFORMAL POLICY
75
ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION POLICY LENSES
77
INFORMATION GENERATION POLICY
79
DISSEMINATION
83
STEWARDSHIP
88
SUMMARY
93
Land Information Systems INTRODUCTION
95
CADASTRAL HISTORY
97
NEW YORK STATE WETLANDS
122
WATER AND AIR DISCHARGES
126
SUMMARY
131
REFERENCES
133
Information as SelfRegulation INTRODUCTION
135
HAZARDOUS WASTE AND THE REAL ESTATE MARKET
136
COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW
139
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY
141
POLLUTION PREVENTION ACT
143
FLOOD PLAIN INSURANCE
145
RADON
148
SUMMARY
151
REFERENCES
153
Environmental Science Programs INTRODUCTION
155
THE CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING
156
COORDINATION OF WETLAND INVENTORIES
159
NATIONAL RESOURCES INVENTORY
162
NATIONAL BIOLOGICAL SURVEY
165
ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
168
SUMMARY
170
REFERENCES
171
Conclusion NEPAS SUBSTANTIVE INFORMATION FAILURE
173
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
175
DEEP PERSPECTIVES
176
REFERENCES
177
Appendix
179
Biographical Note on Author
181
Author Index
183
Subject Index
185
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