Urban Environmental Policy Analysis

ISBN-10: 0765624303
ISBN-13: 9780765624307
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 334
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This timely book provides a wealth of useful information for following through on today's renewed concern for sustainability and environmentalism. It's designed to help city managers, policy analysts, and government administrators think comprehensively and communicate effectively about environmental policy issues.Urban Environmental Policy Analysis illustrates a system-based framework model of the city that provides a holistic view of environmental media (land, air, and water) while helping decision-makers to understand the extent to which environmental policy decisions are intertwined with the natural, built, and social systems of the city. The text introduces basic and environment-specific policy-analytic models, methods, and tools; presents numerous specific environmental policy puzzles that will confront cities; and introduces methods for understanding and educating public opinions around urban environmental policy.The book is grounded in the policy-analytic perspective rather than political science, economic, or planning frameworks. It includes both new scholarship and synthesis of existing policy analysis. The text features numerous tables, figures, checklists, and maps, and also contains a comprehensive reference list.

Introduction
A Model and Policy Tools for the Urban Environment
An Environmental Policy System Framework for the City
Modeling the City's Physical System
The Social System
The Policy Process
An Overview of the City System
The Purpose of the System Model
Policy-Analytic Concepts for the Urban Environment
Private Goods
Public Goods, Rivalry, Excludability, and Congestion
Marketable Public Goods and Legal and Physical Excludability
Common Pool Resources (CPRs) and the Tragedy of the Commons
Externalities
Recapitulation Regarding Public Goods
The Right Amount of Pollution Is Rarely No Pollution
The Law of Unintended Consequences
The Fallacy of Sunk Costs
How to Use the Information from This Chapter
Discussion Questions
Notes
References
Useful Policy Instruments for Correcting Market Failures
Some Useful Policy Instruments
Generic Solutions for Pure Private Goods
Information Problems
Generic Solutions for Marketable Public/Toll Goods
Generic Solutions for CPRs
Generic Solutions for Pure Public Goods
Congestion and Externalities
Excess Risk
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Recommended Website
Benefit-Cost Analysis
The Basic Idea of Benefit-Cost Analysis
Three Important Issues in Formal BCA: Monetization, Standing, and Time
Standing: Whose Costs and Benefits Should Be Counted?
Monetization
Taking into Account Externalities
Plug-In Shadow Prices
Other Issues That Are Likely to Arise in BCAs of Urban Environmental Policy
Sensitivity Analysis
Conclusion
Discussion Question and Exercises
Recommended Websites
Bridging Policy, Politics, Economics, Ecology, Media, and Communication
Integrating Policy, Ecosystem Management, and Environmental Media
Ecosystem Management
Adaptive Management
The Holistic Consideration of Air, Water, and Land Within the Conceptual Model
Checklists for Administrators
Conclusion
Environmental Media and Environmental Justice
Air
Interactions Between Air, Water, Land
Key Ecological Issues
Key Social Issues
Policy Tools in the Air Context
Conclusion and Checklist for Administrators
Water
Interactions
Key Ecological Issues
Key Social Issues and Policy Tools in the Water Context
Conclusion and Checklist for Administrators
Recommended Websites
Land
Land Use in the Urban Environment
Trends in Urban Land Use
Key Ecological Issues
Key Social Issues
Policy Tools in the Land Context
Conclusion and Checklist for Administrators
Environmental Justice
The EJ Debate
Does Environmental Injustice Matter?
What Should Analysts Do About EJ?
Conclusion
Recommended Websites
Communicating About Environmental Policy
Learning from Citizens: Public Participation in Environmental Policy
Recent Trends in Public Participation
Benefits, Limits, and Cautions: Is It Worth the Effort?
Tools for Public Participation
Conclusion
Recommended Websites
References
Creative, Democratic Methods for Teaching and Learning from Citizens
Use Excellent Graphics
Reimagine Graphical Concepts
Consider Policy Games
Use Cutting-Edge Technology to Present Decision-Making Data Creatively
Apply Several Creative Methods to Legitimation: Use an SVR
Conclusion
Notes
References
Conclusion
Take a Holistic Approach to Environmental Policy
Use Adaptive, Flexible, and Inclusive Management
Consider Interactions Between Environmental Media
Make Contextual and Ethical Use of Policy Tools
Summary
Note
References
Index
About the Authors

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