ERIC Number: ED380301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Toward Sustainable Communities: A Resource Book for Municipal and Local Governments.
This book is intended as a resource for elected officials, municipal staff, and citizens who would like to apply the concept of sustainable development in their communities through an ecosystems approach to human settlements management. The subcomponents of human community life and its impact on the environment are explored. Included are tested, practical suggestions, helpful contacts, and essential references to use in setting community planning and development on a sustainable course. Sixteen chapters include: (1) "The Meaning of Sustainable Development"; (2) "Toward Sustainable Communities"; (3) "Atmospheric Change and Air Quality"; (4) "Transportation Planning and Traffic Management"; (5) "Land Use and Growth Management"; (6) "Energy Conservation and Efficiency"; (7) "Solid and Hazardous Waste Reduction and Recycling"; (8) "Water and Sewage"; (9) "Greening the City"; (10) "Economic Development"; (11) "Community Development"; (12) "Investment and Purchasing"; (13) "Leadership by Example"; (14) "Environmental Administration"; (15) "Beyond Municipal and Local Government"; and (16) Lessons for Policymaking." (LZ)
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Development, Community Planning, Environmental Education, Local Government, Municipalities, Sustainable Development
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, 1 Nicholas St., Ste 1500, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, Ottawa (Ontario).