Environmental Land Use Planning and Management

ISBN-10: 1559639482
ISBN-13: 9781559639484
Edition: 3rd 2003
Authors: John Randolph
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List price: $110.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 11/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.388

Building on advances in environmental science, engineering and geospatial information technologies, this textbook presents a diverse, comprehensive and co-ordinated approach to issues of land use, planning and management and their impacts on the environment.

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Boxes
Preface
Acknowledgments
Environmental Land Use Management
Managing Human-Environment Interactions
What Is Environmental Management?
Participants and Roles in Environmental Management
Environmental Management: A Reflection of Social Culture, Values, and Ethics
Visions of Paradise: Contemporary Perspectives on Managing the Environment
Historical Paradigms of Environmental Management and Evolution Toward Sustainability
Toward Sustainable Development
From Conservation to the Ecological Way
Summary
Environmental Planning
What Is Environmental Planning?
Approaches to Planning and the Planning Process
Interdisciplinary Considerations in Environmental Planning
Environmental Science and Engineering
Environmental Economics
Environmental Evaluation
Environmental Politics
Participation, Collaboration, and Conflict Resolution
Environmental Law
The Role of the Planner
Planner as Technician, as Information Source
Planner as Facilitator of Public Involvement, Builder of Community Support, Champion of Citizen Empowerment
Planner as Regulator
Planner as Negotiator among Interests, Mediator of Conflicts
Planner as Political Adviser, as Politician
Planner as Designer, as Visionary
Planner as Advocate
Environmental Planning in the Twenty-First Century: Toward Social and Scientific Learning through Collaborative and Adaptive Planning and Management
Summary
Land Use Planning for Environmental Management
Land Use and Development
Urban and Regional Development: The Evolution of and Response to Sprawl
Rural Land Use and Development
Public Resource Lands
Land Use and Environmental Protection
Land Use and Natural Hazards
Land Use Impacts on Human Environmental Health
Land Use Impacts on Hydrologic Systems
Land Use Impacts on Agricultural and Other Productive Land
Land Use Impacts on Ecological Resources
Land Use Impacts on Energy and Material Consumption
Land Use Impacts on Cultural Heritage and Community Character
Land Use Conflicts and Environmental Justice
A Framework for Land Use Planning
Intelligence: Background Data and Planning Analysis
Long-Range General Planning
District Planning
Functional Planning
Implementation Plans
Building Community Consensus
Emerging Approaches for Environmental Land Use Planning and Management
Community-Based Environmental Protection
Watershed Management
Ecosystem Management
Summary
Collaborative Environmental Management and Public Participation
Shared and Social Capital
Collaborative Environmental Planning and Decision Making
What Is Collaborative Environmental Planning?
Why Collaborate?
How to Collaborate?
From Decision Making to Action: Involving Stakeholders in Implementation
Considerations in Designing a Participation/Collaboration Process
What Are the Motivations and Objectives for Participation?
What Level of Participation Is Appropriate?
Who Should Be Involved?
When Should Participation Occur?
What Obstacles and Opportunities Are Present?
How Should Participation Be Evaluated?
What Participation and Collaboration Tools Should Be Employed?
Tools for Participation and Collaboration
Participatory Tools for Sustainable Design
Citizen Participation in Environmental Monitoring
Water Monitoring Programs
Mapping Environmental Conditions
Some Applications of Collaborative Environmental Management
National Forest Planning and Management in Virginia
Merck & Co. Project XL Agreement
Summary
Land Conservation for Working Landscapes, Open Space, and Ecological Protection
Some Dimensions of Land Conservation
Government Land Conservation
Federal Land Conservation
State and Local Land Conservation
Land Trusts
The Growing Role of Land Trusts
National/International Land Trusts: The Nature Conservancy
Local/Regional Land Trusts
Tools for Land Conservation
Designing a Land Conservation Program
Acquiring Land and Development Rights
Collaborative Conservation and Development
Tools to Conserve the Working Landscape
Design and Planning Tools for Open Space, Greenways, and Green Infrastructure
Private Land Stewardship
Smart Conservation and Smart Growth
Summary
Design with Nature for People: Sustainable, Livable, and Smart Land Use Development
Introduction
Problems of Sprawl Revisited
Participants in Arresting Sprawl
Emerging Demographic and Land Development Trends
Basic Concepts and Early Roots of Sustainable Design
The Evolving Practice of Sustainable and Livable Development Design
The Ahwahnee Principles and Charter for the New Urbanism
Reducing Automobile Dependence: Toward Walkable Communities and Transit-Orientation
Traditional Neighborhoods, Walkability, and Community Life
Community and Suburban Revitalization: Small Cities, Villages, and Neighborhoods
The Working Landscape, Rural Clusters, and Conservation Subdivision Design
Greyfield and Brownfield Redevelopment
Green Buildings and Green Development
The Regional Context
Process for Sustainable Land Use Design
Summary
Local Government Smart Growth Management
Tools for Smart Growth Management and Land Use Control
Comprehensive/General Planning
Regulatory Tools for Growth Management
Nonregulatory Tools
Integrating Tools for Growth Management
Summary
Regional, State, and Federal Management of Environmentally Sensitive Lands
Regional Programs for Smart Growth Management and Environmental Land Protection
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
Twin Cities Metropolitan Council
Adirondack Park Agency
New Jersey Pinelands Commission
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
State Growth Management Programs: Toward Smart Growth
Statewide Land Use Programs (Type 1)
State "Critical Areas" Protection Programs (Type 2)
Federal Programs for Environmental Land Use Planning and Management
Federal Programs Affecting Private Land Use
Policies Guiding the Activities of Federal Agencies
Public Land Management
Summary
Natural Hazard Mitigation
Natural Hazard Mitigation
Hazard, Exposure, Vulnerability, and Risk
Hazard Mitigation
Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning
Flooding and Flood Hazard Mitigation
Approaches to Flood Hazard Mitigation
Floodplain Management
Floodplain Maps and Flood Profiles
Coastal Zone Hazards
Coastal Storm Hazards
Mitigating Coastal Hazards through Smart Land Development Practices
Mitigating Geologic Hazards
Slope Stability
Support Problems
Seismic and Volcanic Hazards
Wildfire Hazards
Other Natural Hazards
Summary
Ecosystem and Watershed Management
Principles of Ecosystem Management
Ecosystem Management on Public Lands
Ecosystem Management on Private Lands
Ecosystem Management, TNC-Style: "Conservation by Design"
Ecological Restoration
Principles and Process of Watershed Protection
The Watershed Protection Approach
Center for Watershed Protection's Basic Concepts in Watershed Planning
Watershed and Ecosystem Assessment
Integrating Compatible Programs and Solutions
Institutional Arrangements for Ecosystem and Watershed Management
Institutional Models for Watershed Management
The Watershed Group/Association
The Watershed Manager
Stakeholder Involvement and Advisory Committees
Integrating Statewide and Local Watershed Programs
Applications of Ecosystem and Watershed Management
Federal Agency Ecosystem Management
Watershed Success Stories
Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds
Summary
Environmental Land Use Principles and Planning Analysis
Environmental Geospatial Data and Geographic Information Systems
Role of Data and Information in Environmental Planning and Management
A Tiered Process
Considerations and Pitfalls in Use of Data and Information
Geospatial Information
Maps and Some Cartographic Fundamentals
Remote Sensing Information: Aerial Photos and Satellite Imagery
Environmental Monitoring with Remote Sensing and Future Prospects
Digital Map and Remote Sensing Data
Community Environmental Planning Data on the Internet
Internet Mapping and Data Monitoring
Geographic Information Systems
Some Fundamentals of GIS
GIS Applications in Environmental Land Use Planning
The Power and Pitfalls of GIS
Environmental Field Data
Community Indicators, Indexes, and Thresholds
Summary
Soils, Topography, and Land Use
Land Use Properties of Soils and Soil Quality
Land Use Properties of Soil
Soil Quality and Soil Degradation
Soil Surveys and Interpretive Soils Mapping
Interpretive Soils Mapping Using the Soil Survey
Soil Surveys in the Digital Age
Limitations of Soil Surveys and New Advances
Slope Analysis
Determining Slope of a Site from a Topographic Map
Producing an Areawide Slope Map
Slope Mapping Using GIS
Soil Drainability, On-site Wastewater, and Land Application of Wastes
Agricultural Lands and Land Evaluation and Site Assessment
Agricultural Land Conversion
Land Evaluation and Site Assessment
Urban Soils
Soil Erosion and Assessment
Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation, Erodibility Index, and Highly Erodible Lands
Mitigating Soil Erosion from Agricultural Lands
Urban Erosion and Sediment Control
Summary
Land Use, Stream Flow, and Runoff Pollution
The Water Balance
Watersheds and Channel Processes
Overland Drainage: Runoff and Watersheds
Channel Processes and Geomorphology
Effects of Land Use on Stream Flow and Predicting Peak Discharge
The Rational Method
TR 55 Peak Discharge Graphical Method
Effects of Land Use on Water Quality
Water Quality Fundamentals
Land Use Practices and Nonpoint Sources (NPS) Pollution
Effects of Land Use on Stream Integrity
Stream Integrity and Impervious Surfaces
Stream Assessment
Summary
Appendices
Stormwater Management and Stream Restoration
Comprehensive Stormwater Management
Stormwater Management Programs and Ordinances
Integrated Management of Nonpoint and Point Source Water Pollution
Stream Restoration
Stormwater Management Measures
Land Use Design and Management
Lakeshore Protection
Pollutant Source Reduction
Stormwater Management Practices
Effectiveness of Urban Stormwater Management Practices
Selection and Sizing Considerations for Urban Stormwater Management Practices
Stream and Riparian Corridor Preservation and Restoration
Principles and Process of Stream Corridor Protection and Restoration
Designing Restored Stream Channels, Meanders, and Floodplains
Bioengineering Measures to Restore Stream Corridors and Control Bank Erosion
Summary
Land Use and Groundwater
Groundwater Hydrology Fundamentals
Aquifers and Recharge
Potentimetric (Piezometric) Surface and the Cone of Depression
Groundwater Flow and Relationship with Surface Water
Land Use, Groundwater Recharge, and Contamination
Impervious Surface and Groundwater Recharge
Groundwater Contamination
Assessing Groundwater Resources
Understanding the Groundwater System: Hydrogeologic Investigations
DRASTIC: Mapping Groundwater Contamination Susceptibility
Groundwater Source Protection
Sole Source Aquifers
Wellhead Protection Planning
Summary
Landscape Ecology, Urban Forestry, and Wetlands
Fundamentals of Landscape Ecology
Vegetation
Classifying, Inventorying, and Mapping Vegetation
Rapid Ecological Assessment
Vegetative Buffers
Forest Health
Urban Forestry
Urban and Regional Forest Canopy Analysis
Developing a Community Forest Management Strategy
Inventorying and Evaluating the Urban Forest
Managing the Urban Forest
Wetlands Mitigation and Management
Benefits of Wetlands
Wetland Conversion and Alteration
Wetland Protection, Mitigation, Restoration, and Creation
Federal Wetlands Regulation
State and Local Wetland Protection Programs
Coastal Ecology and Management
Coastal Zone Management
Model Programs for Coastal Zone Management
State CZM Programs: The California Coastal Commission
Summary
Land Use, Wildlife Habitats, and Biodiversity
Some Fundamentals of Wildlife Habitats and Biodiversity
Habitat Cores, Corridors, Connectivity, and Fragmentation
Functional Connectivity and Habitat Restoration
Habitat Inventories and Evaluation
Conservation Corridor Planning in Rural Areas
Principles of Conservation Corridor Planning
Process and Tools for Conservation Corridor Planning
Urban Biodiversity and Wildlife Management
Urban Wildlife Planning
Urban Biodiversity
Endangered Species and Habitat Conservation Planning
Conservation Tools of ESA and Habitat Conservation Planning
Natural Community Conservation Planning in California: Regional Conservation for Multiple Species
Summary
Integration Methods for Environmental Land Analysis
The Environmental Inventory
Rapid Assessment
Land Capability and Suitability Studies
Methods of Combination
Examples of Land Suitability Analysis
Human Carrying Capacity Studies
From Population Levels to the Attribute-Indicator-Threshold Approach
Environmental Thresholds in the Lake Tahoe Basin
Limits of Acceptable Change
The Ecological Footprint
Environmental Impact Assessment in Land Use and Development
"With-Without" Analysis: Impact Variables, Indicators, and Thresholds
The EIA Process
Use of EIA in Land Development
Common Problems in EIA Implementation
Build-out Analysis
Build-out Analysis in Massachusetts's Community Development and Preservation Planning
Summary
References

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