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Planning for Sustainability


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1. Introduction Part 1: The Nature of Sustainability Planning 2. Sustainable Development 3. Theory of Sustainability Planning 4. Sustainability Planning and the Three E's 5. Sustainability Planning in Practice 6. Tools for Sustainability Planning Part Two: Issues Central to Sustainability Planning 7. Climate Change Planning 8. Energy and Materials Use 9. Environmental Planning 10. Land Use and Urban Growth 11. Urban Design 12. Transportation 13. Housing, Food, and Health 14. Green Architecture and Building 15. Social Equity and Environmental Justice 16. Economic Development 17. Population 18. Governance and Social Ecology Part Three: Scales of Planning 19. International Planning 20. National Planning 21. State and Provincial Planning 22. Regional Planning 23. Local Planning 24. Neighborhood Planning 25. Site Planning and Architecture Conclusion 26. How Do We Get There From Here?

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.


"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.

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