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Ecology of Place: Planning for Environment, Economy, and Community

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Current patterns of land use and development are at once socially, economically, and environmentally destructive. Sprawling low-density development literally devours natural landscapes while breeding a pervasive sense of social isolation and exacerbating a vast array of economic problems. As more and more counties begin to look more and more the same, hope for a different future may seem to be fading. But alternatives do exist.

The Ecology of Place, Timothy Beatley and Kristy Manning describe a world in which land is consumed sparingly, cities and towns are vibrant and green, local economies thrive, and citizens work together to create places of eduring value. They present a holistic and compelling approach to repairing and enhancing communities, introducing a vision of "sustainable places" that extends beyond traditional architecture and urban design to consider not just the physical layout of a development but the broad set of ways in which communities are organized and operate. Chapters examine: •the history and context of current land use problems, along with the concept of "sustainable places"

•the ecology of place and ecological policies and actions

•local and regional economic development

•links between land-use and community planning and civic involvement

•specific recommendations to help move toward sustainability

The authors address a variety of policy and development issues that affect a community — from its economic base to its transit options to the ways in which its streets and public spaces are managed — and examine the wide range of programs, policies, and creative ideas that can be used to turn the vision of sustainable places into reality.

The Ecology of Place is a timely resource for planners, economic development specialists, students, and citizen activists working toward establishing healthier and more sustainable patterns of growth and development.

Synopsis:

Timothy Beatley and Kristy Manning describe a world in which land is consumed sparingly, cities and towns are vibrant and green, local economies thrive, and citizens work together to create places of eduring value. The authors address a variety of policy and development issues that affect a community — from its economic base to its transit options to the ways in which its streets and public spaces are managed — and examine the wide range of programs, policies, and creative ideas that can be used to turn their vision of "sustainable places" into realityz

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-252) and index.

About the Author

Timothy Beatley is a professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. His books include Green Urbanism (Island Press, 2000), An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management (Island Press, 1994) and Habitat Conservation Planning (University of Texas Press, 1994).

Kristy Manning was an independent writer and consultant based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

 

Chapter 1. The New Planning Agenda

Chapter 2. Envisioning Sustainable Places

Chapter 3. Principles of Urban Form

Chapter 4. The Ecology of Place

Chapter 5. Building A Restorative Economy

Chapter 6. The Civic Community

Chapter 7. Getting There from Here: Starting Points and Future Directions

 

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559634786
Subtitle:
Planning for Environment, Economy, and Community
With:
Manning, Kristy
Author:
Beatley, Timothy
Author:
Manning, Kristy
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, DC :
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Economic Development
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
City planning
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Subject:
Urban ecology
Subject:
Urban ecology -- United States.
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Sustainable development -- United States.
Subject:
Urban ecology (Sociology) - United States
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
54
Publication Date:
19971201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
278
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Timothy Beatley and Kristy Manning describe a world in which land is consumed sparingly, cities and towns are vibrant and green, local economies thrive, and citizens work together to create places of eduring value. The authors address a variety of policy and development issues that affect a community — from its economic base to its transit options to the ways in which its streets and public spaces are managed — and examine the wide range of programs, policies, and creative ideas that can be used to turn their vision of "sustainable places" into realityz
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