The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide: An Introduction to Sustainable Development, Volume 1

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International Development Research Centre, 1996 - Community development - 212 pages
This guide offers tested and practical advice on how local governments can implement the United Nations Agenda 21 action plan for sustainable development and the related United Nations Habitat Agenda. It has been prepared to assist local governments and their local partners to learn and undertake the task of sustainable development planning, and provides a theoretical, step-by-step sequence in order to clarify key planning issues. Case studies drawn from over five years of experience are used to illustrate the concepts presented. Sections of the guide cover the concept of sustainable development and the elements of sustainable development planning; determining the scope of planning, creating stakeholder groups, and developing partnerships; community-based issue analysis; action planning, including the setting of targets, selection of implementation strategies and programs, and promotion of implementation partnerships; creating effective implementation structures and planning linkages, and internal auditing/monitoring; and plan evaluation and feedback. Includes glossary and a directory of Agenda 21 contacts.

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Contents

The Sustainable Development Challenge
2
The Elements of Sustainable Development Planning
8
A General Partnership Model
19
Lancashires Local Agenda 21 Partnership
25
Lancashires Local Agenda 21 Partnership Process
26
InterInstitutional Consensus Building in Cajamarca Peru
30
Organizational Structure and Partnership Arrangements for Johnstone Plan Review
37
Johnstone Shires Integrated Umbrella Action Plan
41
Materials Flow Analysis
56
System Diagram Illustrating Environmental Impacts of an Infrastructure Project
62
Systems Model for Recreational Activities
63
Rapid Urban Environmental Assessment
70
Troyan Community Environmental Action Project Flow Chart of Activities
80
jj7 CHAPTER FOUR ACTION PLANNING
99
The Santa Monica Sustainability City Program 104
65
Example of Indicator Presentation in the Life in Jacksonville Project 177
79

The Blueprint for Leicester Process
50
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