City-Region 2020: Integrated Planning for a Sustainable Environment

City-Region 2020: Integrated Planning for a Sustainable Environment
Joe Ravetz, M. Meacher | Earthscan Publications Ltd. | 2000-06 | ISBN: 1853836079 | Pages: 317 | English | PDF | 57.19 MB

Drawing from the most comprehensive and detailed case study project ever undertaken on sustainable development at the city and regional scale, this important guide translates principles into practice for the sprawling post-industrial conurbation of Greater Manchester, through integrated strategic management of the entire city-region. It also explores methods and tools such as sustainability indicators and appraisals that can be applied anywhere in the western world. This valuable manual presents: a 25 year horizon for the evolution and restructuring of the urban system; a focus on linkages and synergies between economic, social and environmental sectors; technical scenarios for land use, energy and material flows; and practical actions for national/local government, business, voluntary sector and the public. Practitioners and policy makers, campaigners and students will find this practical tool a unique landmark for the new urban and regional agenda. Published in association with the Town & Country Planning Association. Offers a vision for how things can and should change--a direction of travel towards the future. This valuable guide presents a 25-year horizon for the evolution and restructuring of the urban system and focuses on linkages and synergies between economic, social and environmental sectors.

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