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Local Sustainability
Managing and Planning Ecologically Sound Places



October 1996 | 186 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Following on from the UN Conference on Environment and Development in 1992, sustainable development has become a major policy objective throughout the world. UNCED's Agenda 21, which set out a strategy for sustainable development, has been taken up at both national and local government levels. Although it is widely accepted that sustainable development will largely depend on local action, little has been published on this in a consolidated and accessible way. In this book, Paul Selman addresses the nature of sustainable development, the particular issues raised at local level, and the ways in which local citizens, organizations and businesses can respond.

The book features an integrated and systematic treatment of the theories and actions associated with local sustainability. The author combines practical approaches with theoretical concepts and analytical methods.

No technical background knowledge is needed, and this book should be easily understood by anyone with a general appreciation of the environmental debate.

" Selman has researched the topic very thoroughly and has struggled through the complexities with great skill and given us the information to help our own thinking evolve."

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION RESEARCH

" Paul Selman's contribution to the emerging literature on the local dimension of sustainable development is to be welcomed for its straightforward and lucid treatment of the subject."

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT

" This text is a welcome contribution to the exploration of what can be done at a local level to protect the environment." LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES

" It is very difficult to produce a textbook, especially in such a swift moving field, and this book is a considerable achievement." LOCAL ENVIRONMENT


 
The Nature of Local Sustainability
 
The Context of Local Sustainability
 
Sustainable Localities
 
Methods for Approaching Local Sustainability
 
Local Government and Sustainability
 
Land-use Planning and Sustainability
 
Business and Local Sustainability
 
Citizens and Local Sustainability
 
Conclusion

`Here at last is a book which takes a dispassionate look at the whole subject. It provides the reader with an opportunity to find out more about the theory and practice of local sustainability without the evangelical streak common in some other references' - Environmental Education Research

`This book features an integrated and systematic approach to the concept, providing an in-depth insight. The book can be easily understood by anyone with a general appreciation of environmental issues and is an ideal text for both undergraduates and postgraduates wishing to expand their knowledge on this issue' - Environmental Education and Information

`This book is an important contribution to the field of sustainability. It is well written, easy to read, contemporary and informative. The author is obviously comfortable writing about such a diverse and challenging topic.... Local Sustainability is a very good book' - Environment and Planning

`Selman has researched the topic very thoroughly and has struggled through the complexities with great skill and given us the information to help our own thinking evolve' - Environmental Education Research

`Paul Selman’s contribution to the emerging literature on the local dimension of sustainable development is to be welcomed for its straightforward and lucid treatment of the subject' - Journal of Environmental Planning & Management

`This text is a welcome contribution to the exploration of what can be done at a local level to protect the environment' - Local Government Studies

`It is very difficult to produce a textbook, especially in such a swift moving field, and this book is a considerable achievement' - Local Environment


Some nice ideas around how local and community action can influence and be influenced by agenda 21 and other wider issues that impact individuals and communities.

Ms Kirsten Stevens-Wood
Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University
September 14, 2016

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