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Local Sustainability

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."


" 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."


" 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

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
July 5, 2016

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ISBN: 9781853963001