Sustainable Development is now firmly on the planning agenda and is an issue neither practitioner nor academic can afford to ignore. Planning for a Sustainable Future provides a multi-disciplinary overview of sustainability issues in the land use context, focusing on principles and their application, the legal, political and policy context and the implication of sustainable development thinking for housing, urban design and property development as well as waste and transport. The book concludes by considering how sustainable and unsustainable impacts alike can be measured and modelled, providing real tools to move beyond rhetoric into practice.

part I|93 pages

Introduction: Sustainable Development – Principles and Practice

chapter 1|11 pages

Sustainable Development and Planning: An Overview

BySimin Davoudi, Antonia Layard

chapter 2|13 pages

The Politics of Sustainable Development

BySue Batty

chapter 3|20 pages

The Legal Framework of Sustainable Development

ByAntonia Layard

chapter 5|19 pages

The Planning of Sustainable Urban Development: The Institutional Dimension

ByHarry T. Dimitriou, Robin Thompson

chapter 6|13 pages

Planning and the Twin Discourses of Sustainability

BySimin Davoudi

part II|115 pages

The Challenge of Sustainable Development: Exploring the Complexities

chapter 7|14 pages

Sustainable Cities or Town Cramming?

ByPeter Hall

chapter 8|15 pages

Housing, Homes and Social Sustainability

ByNick Gallent

chapter 9|17 pages

The Challenge of Sustainable Transport

ByStephen Marshall

chapter 10|15 pages

Sustainable Property Development

ByMichael Edwards, Christopher Marsh

chapter 11|28 pages

Sustainable Urban Design – A Possible Agenda

ByMatthew Carmona

chapter 12|17 pages

Planning and Sustainable Waste Management

BySimin Davoudi

part III|77 pages

Sustainable Development in Practice

chapter 13|18 pages

The People: Where Will They Travel and How?

ByHelena Titheridge

chapter 14|18 pages

Achieving Local Sustainability in Rural Communities

ByJo Williams

chapter 15|16 pages

The Sustainable Town Centre

ByMark Thurstain-Goodwin, Michael Batty

chapter 16|13 pages

Conflicts and Resolutions

ByDavid Banister

chapter 17|5 pages

Concluding Remarks: Towards a Sustainable Future

BySue Batty