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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 Management offers a unique interdisciplinary perspective with an emphasis onapplication. 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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Randolph (environmental planning, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U.) offers an undergraduate-level introduction to environmental land use planning and management, basing his material on current practice in the United States. He first introduces broad management approaches and concepts, including collaborative environmental management, land conservation, environmental design, government land use management, natural hazard mitigation, and ecosystem and watershed management. The second half of the text addresses land analysis methods such as geospatial data and geographic information systems, soils and slope analysis, stormwater assessment, land use and groundwater protection, ecological assessment for wetlands and habitats, and a variety of integrated analytical techniques.
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John Randolph is professor and head of the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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PART I. Environmental Land Use Management

Chapter 1. Managing Human-Environment Interactions

Chapter 2. Environmental Planning

Chapter 3. Land Use Planning for Environmental Management

Chapter 4. Collaborative Environmental Management and  Public Participation

Chapter 5. Land Conservation for Working Landscapes,  Open Space, and Ecological Protection

Chapter 6. Design with Nature for People: Sustainable, Livable,  and Smart Land Use Development

Chapter 7. Local Government Smart Growth Management

Chapter 8. Regional, State, and Federal Management of Environmentally Sensitive Lands

Chapter 9. Natural Hazard Mitigation 

Chapter 10. Ecosystem and Watershed Management


PART II. Environmental Land Use Principles and Planning Analysis

Chapter 11. Environmental Geospatial Data and Geographic Information Systems

Chapter 12. Soils, Topography, and Land Use

Chapter 13. Land Use, Stream Flow, and Runoff Pollution

Chapter 14. Stormwater Management and Stream Restoration

Chapter 15. Land Use and Groundwater

Chapter 16. Landscape Ecology, Urban Forestry, and Wetlands

Chapter 17. Land Use, Wildlife Habitats, and Biodiversity

Chapter 18. Integration Methods for Environmental Land Analysis



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Environmental Land Use Planning and Management is tool of massive information for using our lands wisely working on levels of engineering and geo-spatial.
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Randolph, John
Island Press
Randolph, Prof
Prof., Director John Randolph
Randolph, Prof., Director John
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Land use
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Land use -- Planning.
Land use -- Environmental aspects.
Architecture-Urban Planning
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November 2003
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10 x 8 in

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