Planning for Sustainability: Creating Livable, Equitable and Ecological Communities

3.75 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415809894: Planning for Sustainability: Creating Livable, Equitable and Ecological Communities

How can human communities sustain a long-term existence on a small planet? This challenge grows ever more urgent as the threat of global warming increases.

Planning for Sustainability presents a wide-ranging, intellectually well-grounded and accessible introduction to the concept of planning for more sustainable and livable communities. The text explores topics such as how more compact and walkable cities and towns might be created, how local ecosystems can be restored, how social inequalities might be reduced, how greenhouse gas emissions might be lowered, and how more sustainable forms of economic development can be brought about.

The second edition has been extensively revised and updated throughout, including an improved structure with chapters now organized under three sections: the nature of sustainable planning, issues central to sustainable planning, and scales of sustainable planning. New material includes greater discussion of climate change, urban food systems, the relationships between public health and the urban environment, and international development.

Building on past schools of planning theory, Planning for Sustainability lays out a sustainability planning framework that pays special attention to the rapidly evolving institutions and power structures of a globalizing world. By considering in turn each scale of planning―international, national, regional, municipal, neighborhood, and site and building―the book illustrates how sustainability initiatives at different levels can interrelate. Only by weaving together planning initiatives and institutions at different scales, and by integrating efforts across disciplines, can we move towards long-term human and ecological well-being.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Professor Stephen M. Wheeler, Ph.D., AICP is Associate Professor in the Landscape Architecture Program, Department of Human Ecology, at University of California, Davis. His areas of interest include sustainable development, planning for climate change, urban design, and built landscapes of metropolitan regions.

Review:

"In a clear, immediate and compelling style, this text offers a stimulating and cutting-edge guide to the challenges that emerged in the past decade, and to new understandings about how planning can be instrumental in shaping a more "liveable, equitable, and ecological" future." Dr Paola Gazzola, Newcastle University, UK.

"Wheeler’s fully revised, restructured, and updated 2nd edition provides an excellent base of knowledge on how to plan for more sustainable communities for students, professional planners, and the public. His engaging writing provides a clear understanding of the history, theory, and practice of sustainability planning." Dr Hilary Nixon, San Jose State University, USA.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wheeler, Stephen
ISBN 10: 0415809894 ISBN 13: 9780415809894
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 19268771-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Stephen M. Wheeler
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0415809894 ISBN 13: 9780415809894
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. How can human communities sustain a long-term existence on a small planet? This challenge grows ever more urgent as the threat of global warming increases. Planning for Sustainability presents a wide-ranging, intellectually well-grounded and accessible introduction to the concept of planning for more sustainable and livable communities. The text explores topics such as how more compact and walkable cities and towns might be created, how local ecosystems can be restored, how social inequalities might be reduced, how greenhouse gas emissions might be lowered, and how more sustainable forms of economic development can be brought about. The second edition has been extensively revised and updated throughout, including an improved structure with chapters now organized under three sections: the nature of sustainable planning, issues central to sustainable planning, and scales of sustainable planning. New material includes greater discussion of climate change, urban food systems, the relationships between public health and the urban environment, and international development. Building on past schools of planning theory, Planning for Sustainability lays out a sustainability planning framework that pays special attention to the rapidly evolving institutions and power structures of a globalizing world. By considering in turn each scale of planning-international, national, regional, municipal, neighborhood, and site and building-the book illustrates how sustainability initiatives at different levels can interrelate. Only by weaving together planning initiatives and institutions at different scales, and by integrating efforts across disciplines, can we move towards long-term human and ecological well-being. Bookseller Inventory # AA69780415809894

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Stephen M. Wheeler
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0415809894 ISBN 13: 9780415809894
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. How can human communities sustain a long-term existence on a small planet? This challenge grows ever more urgent as the threat of global warming increases. Planning for Sustainability presents a wide-ranging, intellectually well-grounded and accessible introduction to the concept of planning for more sustainable and livable communities. The text explores topics such as how more compact and walkable cities and towns might be created, how local ecosystems can be restored, how social inequalities might be reduced, how greenhouse gas emissions might be lowered, and how more sustainable forms of economic development can be brought about. The second edition has been extensively revised and updated throughout, including an improved structure with chapters now organized under three sections: the nature of sustainable planning, issues central to sustainable planning, and scales of sustainable planning. New material includes greater discussion of climate change, urban food systems, the relationships between public health and the urban environment, and international development. Building on past schools of planning theory, Planning for Sustainability lays out a sustainability planning framework that pays special attention to the rapidly evolving institutions and power structures of a globalizing world. By considering in turn each scale of planning-international, national, regional, municipal, neighborhood, and site and building-the book illustrates how sustainability initiatives at different levels can interrelate. Only by weaving together planning initiatives and institutions at different scales, and by integrating efforts across disciplines, can we move towards long-term human and ecological well-being. Bookseller Inventory # AA69780415809894

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Stephen M. Wheeler
Published by Routledge 2013-06-07 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0415809894 ISBN 13: 9780415809894
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge 2013-06-07, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-04991194

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Stephen M. Wheeler
Published by Taylor and Francis 2013-06-07, London (2013)
ISBN 10: 0415809894 ISBN 13: 9780415809894
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor and Francis 2013-06-07, London, 2013. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780415809894

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.91
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Stephen M. Wheeler
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415809894 ISBN 13: 9780415809894
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780415809894

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Wheeler, Stephen M.
Published by Routledge (2013)
ISBN 10: 0415809894 ISBN 13: 9780415809894
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # GB-9780415809894

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Stephen M. Wheeler
ISBN 10: 0415809894 ISBN 13: 9780415809894
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0415809894. Bookseller Inventory # ST0415809894

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Wheeler, Stephen M.
Published by Taylor & Francis Ltd (2013)
ISBN 10: 0415809894 ISBN 13: 9780415809894
New Softcover Quantity Available: 4
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2013. Book Condition: New. 2013. 2nd Edition. Paperback. Num Pages: 424 pages, 75 black & white illustrations, 43 black & white halftones, 32 black & white line drawing. BIC Classification: RGC; RNU. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 176 x 246 x 22. Weight in Grams: 740. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780415809894

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 55.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Wheeler, Stephen M.
Published by Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN 10: 0415809894 ISBN 13: 9780415809894
New Softcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis Ltd. Book Condition: New. 2013. 2nd Edition. Paperback. Num Pages: 424 pages, 75 black & white illustrations, 43 black & white halftones, 32 black & white line drawing. BIC Classification: RGC; RNU. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 176 x 246 x 22. Weight in Grams: 740. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780415809894

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book