Environmental Land Use Planning and Management

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Island Press, 2004 - Architecture - 664 pages
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Environmental Land Use Planning and Management is a unique new textbook that presents a diverse, comprehensive, and coordinated approach to issues of land use planning and management and their impacts on the environment. It builds on recent advances in environmental science, engineering, and geospatial information technologies to provide students with the scientific foundation they need to understand both natural land systems and engineering approaches that can mitigate impacts of land use practices. While offering a base of knowledge in planning theory and natural science, its primary emphasis is on describing and explaining emerging approaches, methods, and techniques for environmental land use planning, design, and policy.

The book is divided into two parts. Part I, "Environmental Land Use Management," introduces broad concepts of environmental planning and describes management approaches. Those approaches include collaborative environmental management, land conservation, environmental design, government land use management, natural hazard mitigation, and ecosystem and watershed management. Part II, "Environmental Land Use Principles and Planning Analysis," focuses on land analysis methods, such as geospatial data and geographic information systems (GIS); soils and slope analysis; assessment of stormwater quantity and quality; land use and groundwater protection; ecological assessment for vegetation, wetlands, and habitats; and integrated analytical techniques like land suitability analysis, carrying capacity studies, and environmental impact assessment.

Environmental Land Use Planning and Managementoffers a unique interdisciplinary perspective with an emphasis on application. It is an important new text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental planning, landscape architecture, geography, environmental studies, and natural resource management, and a valuable resource for professionals and others concerned with issues of environmental planning and land use.

 

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Contents

Environmental Land Use Management
1
Table 5
5
Contemporary Perspectives on Managing
7
Summary
14
Interdisciplinary Considerations in Environmental Planning
20
The Role of the Planner
29
A Framework for Land Use Planning
48
Shared and Social Capital
54
1
257
Watershed and Ecosystem Assessment
258
Applications of Ecosystem and Watershed Management
265
Summary
272
Geospatial Information
279
Digital Map and Remote Sensing Data
295
Soils Topography and Land Use
317
1
360

Involving Stakeholders
60
Participatory Tools for Sustainable Design
67
Land Conservation for Working Landscapes
75
State and Local Land Conservation
81
Tools for Land Conservation
87
Smart Conservation and Smart Growth
103
Basic Concepts and Early Roots of Sustainable Design
110
The Working Landscape Rural Clusters
126
Local Government Smart Growth Management
141
Regional State and Federal Management
169
New Jersey Pinelands Commission
176
Toward Smart Growth
183
12 Marylands Priority Funding Areas blue
193
Federal Programs for Environmental Land Use Planning
196
1 Hazard Exposure Vulnerability and Risk
201
3 Flooding of East Grand Forks Minnesota April 1997
207
9 Hypothetical Flood Profile
213
14 LongTerm versus MediumTerm Erosion Rates
219
19 Portion of a USGS Geologic Quadrangle Map
227
25 Sinkhole Collapse Risk Map
233
Wildfire Hazards
241
Ecological Restoration
252
Land Use Stream Flow and Runoff Pollution
363
11 Effect of Urbanizations Impervious Surfaces
373
14 Time of Concentration for Small Drainage
379
16 Hydraulic Parameters
385
20 Percentage of Impaired Waters by EightDigit Hydrologic
399
22 Relationship of Watershed Impervious Surface
405
PDA GPS CyberTracker
411
B l USDA Stream Visual Assessment
418
D l Channel Geometry
429
Stormwater Management and Stream Restoration
434
Stormwater Management Measures
442
1 Site Planning Clustering and Fingerprinting
443
6 Bioretention Green Alley and Parking Lot
449
Stream and Riparian Corridor Preservation and Restoration
466
Summary
479
Assessing Groundwater Resources
488
Groundwater Source Protection
500
Summary
507
Land Use Wildlife Habitats and Biodiversity
555
Integration Methods for Environmental Land Analysis
591
References
625
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About the author (2004)

John Randolph is professor and head of the Departmentof Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute andState University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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