Environmental protection is a global issue. But most of the action is happening at the local level. How can communities keep their air clean, their water pure, and their people and property safe from climate and environmental hazards? Newly updated, The Environmental Planning Handbook gives local governments, nonprofits, and citizens the guidance they need to create an action plan they can implement now. It’s essential reading for a post-Katrina, post-Sandy world.

part 1|75 pages

The Environmental Planning Process

part 2|195 pages

Planning for Sustainable Public Health

chapter 3|36 pages

Planning for Sustainable Air Quality

chapter 4|25 pages

Planning for Climate Change

Mitigation and Adaptation

chapter 5|40 pages

Planning for a Sustainable Water Supply

chapter 6|40 pages

Planning for Sustainable Water Quality

chapter 7|21 pages

Planning for Solid Waste and Recycling

chapter 8|29 pages

Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste

part 3|150 pages

Planning for Natural Areas

chapter 10|34 pages

Planning for Wildlife Habitat

chapter 11|20 pages

Planning and Managing Wetlands

chapter 12|24 pages

Coastal Zone Management

part 4|76 pages

Planning for Working Landscapes

chapter 14|36 pages

Planning for Sustainable Working Landscapes

Farmland and Ranchland

chapter 15|24 pages

Planning for Sustainable Working Landscapes


chapter 16|14 pages

Planning for Mining

part 5|148 pages

Planning for the Built Environment

chapter 17|33 pages

Planning for Energy

chapter 18|32 pages

Transportation Planning and the Environment

chapter 20|32 pages

Greenfield Development and Site Design

part 6|28 pages

Environmental Planning Challenges at Home and Abroad