Sustaining Cities: Environmental Planning and Management in Urban Design

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Meet the "brown agenda" challenge of fast-growing cities. Planning and development professionals who need to cope with the problems of increasing urbanization will find practical tools in Joseph Leitmann's Sustaining Cities: Environmental Planning and Management in Urban Design. This unique reference explores the highest priority problems -sanitation and drainage, solid waste management, degradation of environmentally sensitive land, uncontrolled emissions, accidents linked to congestion, and improper disposal of hazardous waste, problems that result in poor health, lower productivity, reduced income and quality of life. It's the first book to give you realistic, innovative, in-depth options that you can use on a day-to-day basis, with examples from many parts of the world. You get a proven planning framework and strategic approach for addressing the environmental issues confronting and caused by cities, and resources you can turn to for more help, information, and training.

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"At last! A textbook that brings together the latest thinking on urban environmental issues, and practical tools for a new generation of urban planners." —Dr. Gordon McGranahan, Urban Environment Program Director Stockholm Environment Institute. "A must for urban planners and environmental managers—as well as academics—who wish to seriously engage with cities in quest of a sustainable future." —Dr. Carl Bartone, Principal Urban Environment Specialist, The World Bank. "The last ten years have witnessed a stunning increase of investment and experimentation with urban environmental planning and management (EPM). Joe Leitmann’s EPM primer, Sustaining Cities, is a much-awaited distillation of the lessons of these years." —Jeb Brugmann, Secretary General, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. This is the first book to give you realistic, innovative, in-depth strategies for dealing with all the environmental problems of our expanding cities. To those concerned with any aspect of urban planning, design, or environmental engineering, Sustaining Cities brings: Proven techniques for assessing, improving, and managing critical environmental issues such as air quality, urban waste and emissions, hazards, and resource depletion; Innovative approaches to planning and management from international sources that include Earth Summit’s Agenda 21 and the City Summit’s Habitat Agenda; American, European, and Japanese examples of good practice as well as case studies from Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, Brazil, Singapore, Ghana, and Egypt; Local solutions to global environmental issues for your city. Sustaining Cities is an indispensable tool for any urban planning or environmental professional and the perfect text to introduce a new generation of urban planners to best-practice environmental strategies.

About the Author:

Josef Leitmann, Ph.D., is a senior urban planner at the World Bank where he specializes in urban and environmental management. This book was written while he was on leave as a visiting professor of city and regional planning at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. Its preparation was enriched by his work on local environmental management with UNCHS/Habitat, the international Union of Local Authorities and the World Wildlife Fund’s Turkish affiliate. Leitmann is on the International Advisory Board of the Centre for the Urban Environment in The Netherlands. He earned his doctorate in city and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s degree in public policy from Harvard.

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