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373 p.
A study of sustainable forestry. The author seeks to be both informative and entertaining, and examines sustainable forestry in relation to philosophy, science and economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781884015168 20160527
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xix, 257 p. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xv, 280 pages ; 25 cm
  • Sustainable development : the concept
  • True community is founded on a sense of place, history, and trust
  • Nature's inviolable biophysical principles and land use planning
  • Planning for a local living economy : reinventing the comprehensive plan
  • Planning for a local living economy : nature's biophysical requirements
  • Reframing the problem
  • Modeling the planning process after nature
  • Implementing the comprehensive plan
  • Monitoring progress
  • Ongoing community engagement : citizens as planners.
Thirteen years ago, the first edition of Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development examined the question: is the environmental doomsday scenario inevitable? It then presented the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning and an array of alternatives for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land. This second edition captures current success stories, showcasing creative, resilient strategies for fundamentally changing the way we alter our landscape. See What's New in the Second Edition: Explains the relationship between innovative land-use planning and nature's impartial, inviolate biophysical principles that govern the outcome of all planning Focuses on how decision making that flows from and aligns with nature's biophysical principles benefits all generations by consciously protecting and maintaining social-environmental sustainability Proposes an alternative framework for municipal comprehensive plans framing the community as a living system Written by two experienced professionals in sustainable development planning, the second edition revisits the successes as well as barriers to progress associated with establishing new community development models, such as EcoMunicipalities. The authors emphasize the necessity and potency of citizen involvement and initiatives. They provide proposals for alternative approaches that rest on lessons from history as well as the research, wisdom, and vision of many individuals and communities whose work they have studied. The book supplies a sturdy platform on which to continually build and innovate progress in sustainable land use planning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466581142 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xvii, 276 p. ; 25 cm.
'What about the twenty-first century? Will we finally accept our responsibilities as guardians of planet Earth, the biological living trust, for the beneficiaries, the children of today, tomorrow, and beyond? Or, will it too be a century of lethal, economic struggle among the polarized positions of the supremely dysfunctional among us? Are they - once again - to be allowed to determine the legacy we, as a society, as a nation, bequeath those who follow us? The choice is ours, the adults of the world. How shall we choose?' So writes Chris Maser in this compelling study of three interactive spheres of the ecosystem: atmosphere (air), litho-hydrosphere (rock that comprises the restless continents and the water that surrounds them), and biosphere (all life sandwiched in between). Rich in detail and insightful analogies, "Earth in Our Care" addresses key issues including land-use policies, ecological restoration, forest management, local living, and sustainability thinking. Exploring our interconnectedness with the Earth, Maser examines today's problems and, more importantly, provides solutions for the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813545592 20160528
Green Library
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203 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Foundations of Debate Over Land Use in America Property Rights and Responsibilities Our Economic Model Human Migratory Patterns Human Nature Attempts to Modify Conventional Land-Use Planning Zoning New Urbanism Traditional Neighborhood Development Protecting Diversity through Land-Use Planning Composition, Structure, and Function of Habitat The Effect of Modifying Habitat Cumulative Effects, Thresholds, and Lag Periods Constraints: The Building Blocks of Sustainable Planning Modeling the Planning Process after Nature Fluidity Nonlinearity Diversity and Self-Organization Eliminating the Concept of "Waste" An Alternative Approach to Comprehensive Land-Use Planning Land-Use Planning and the Notion of Supply and Demand Structural Components of the Comprehensive Plan Developing a Comprehensive Plan Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Transportation Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Land-Use Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Community Facilities and Services Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Cultural Resources Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Economic Development Paradigm Warning Implementing the Comprehensive Plan Zoning Ordinances Other Regulatory Approaches to Land-Use Control Non-Regulatory Methods of Controlling Land Use Monitoring Progress Change and Our Perception of It Creating Measures of Progress Outputs vs. Outcomes Keeping the Message Alive The Message At What Scale is Planning Most Effective? Is a "Paradigm Shift" Occurring? Barriers to Overcome Endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
Is the doomsday scenario inevitable? With our increasingly diminishing natural habitat and other natural resources, it seems that we are headed in that direction. After centuries of patchwork land planning, out-of-scale development and cookbook methods, it is clear that we need a better way. Authors Silberstein and Maser explore a different scenario in Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development.The authors review the foundations of current land use practices from historical, constitutional, economic, ecological, and societal perspectives. They analyze the results of these practices and suggest alternative methods for guiding, directing, and controlling the ways in which we modify the landscape. They make the case that we-as humans-have the capacity for community with all life and can ultimately embrace the notion that individual well-being is wrapped up in the well-being of the whole, and that social change can occur before major disasters require it.This is the first book to incorporate land-use planning with sustainability. The authors offer a perspective that opens a range of possibilities for changing current methods. They tackle the difficult dilemma of creating consensus among people-tapping the powers of mind, intuition, and experience in developing a sustainable community. Using sustainability as a framework, Silberstein and Maser present the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning. With Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, you will discover an array of ideas for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
203 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Foundations of Debate Over Land Use in America Property Rights and Responsibilities Our Economic Model Human Migratory Patterns Human Nature Attempts to Modify Conventional Land-Use Planning Zoning New Urbanism Traditional Neighborhood Development Protecting Diversity through Land-Use Planning Composition, Structure, and Function of Habitat The Effect of Modifying Habitat Cumulative Effects, Thresholds, and Lag Periods Constraints: The Building Blocks of Sustainable Planning Modeling the Planning Process after Nature Fluidity Nonlinearity Diversity and Self-Organization Eliminating the Concept of "Waste" An Alternative Approach to Comprehensive Land-Use Planning Land-Use Planning and the Notion of Supply and Demand Structural Components of the Comprehensive Plan Developing a Comprehensive Plan Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Transportation Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Land-Use Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Community Facilities and Services Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Cultural Resources Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Economic Development Paradigm Warning Implementing the Comprehensive Plan Zoning Ordinances Other Regulatory Approaches to Land-Use Control Non-Regulatory Methods of Controlling Land Use Monitoring Progress Change and Our Perception of It Creating Measures of Progress Outputs vs. Outcomes Keeping the Message Alive The Message At What Scale is Planning Most Effective? Is a "Paradigm Shift" Occurring? Barriers to Overcome Endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
Is the doomsday scenario inevitable? With our increasingly diminishing natural habitat and other natural resources, it seems that we are headed in that direction. After centuries of patchwork land planning, out-of-scale development and cookbook methods, it is clear that we need a better way. Authors Silberstein and Maser explore a different scenario in Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development.The authors review the foundations of current land use practices from historical, constitutional, economic, ecological, and societal perspectives. They analyze the results of these practices and suggest alternative methods for guiding, directing, and controlling the ways in which we modify the landscape. They make the case that we-as humans-have the capacity for community with all life and can ultimately embrace the notion that individual well-being is wrapped up in the well-being of the whole, and that social change can occur before major disasters require it.This is the first book to incorporate land-use planning with sustainability. The authors offer a perspective that opens a range of possibilities for changing current methods. They tackle the difficult dilemma of creating consensus among people-tapping the powers of mind, intuition, and experience in developing a sustainable community. Using sustainability as a framework, Silberstein and Maser present the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning. With Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, you will discover an array of ideas for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
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xix, 235 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION WHAT IS FOREST CERTIFICATION? THE CERTIFICATION MOVEMENT FORESTRY AS AN EVOLUTION IN CONSCIOUSNESS PART ONE, A BRIEF LOOK AT TODAY'S FORESTRY CHAPTER 1, THE PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATION OF TODAY'S FORESTRY, An Overview Defining the Problem PART TWO, SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY THROUGH THE PROCESS OF CERTIFICATION CHAPTER 2, CERTIFICATION AND TRUSTEESHIP A Certified Forest as a Living Trust The Importance of Certification CHAPTER 3, THE HISTORY OF FOREST CERTIFICATION SmartWood Institute for Sustainable Forestry Forest Stewardship Council Things to Do Prior to Seeking Certification CHAPTER 4, HOW THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS WORKS In the Forest Chain-of Custody in General CHAPTER 5, SOME OF THE COMMON PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED DURING THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS Forest Landowners and Forest Managers Forestry Environment Social and Economic Chain-of-Custody CONCLUSIONS.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566705103 20160528
From recycled products to organic food, the movement to be "environmentally friendly" is now expanding into the forestry field. Recognizing this impact, Home Depot has committed to giving preference to selling "certified wood, " proven to come from forests that meet certain biological and social sustainablility standards. Retailers and vendors can offer certified wood through the international Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and FSC accredited organizations like SmartWood, recently featured in People magazine.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566705103 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxi, 321 p. ; 25 cm.
  • The Human Dimension of Social-Environmental Planning. How We Think. Language and Communication. Nature's Rules of Engagement in Social-Environmental Planning. The Law of Cosmic Unification. Basic Components of Design. Habitat, the Language of Boundaries. Patterns Across the Landscape. Infrastructure. Shared Relationships between Everyforest and Everycity. Cumulative Effects, Lag Periods, and Thresholds. Age as an Archive of History. Ecology and Economy. A Century for Healing. Toward Social-Environmental Equality in a Diverse World. Social-Environmental Planning in Space and Time. Challenges for Social-Environmental Planning. Where Leaders Dare to Go. Glossary. Appendix: Common and Scientific Names of Plants and Animals.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439814598 20160528
Discusses the sustainability of the planet and its population when dealing with climate change. This book focuses on community based solutions and how the heavy lifting of sustainability can always be done inside existing cities and communities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439814598 20160528
Green Library

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