A Planners Guide to Sustainable Development (PAS 467)

By Kevin Krizek, Joe Power

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This report urges planners to incorporate sustainable development objectives into their everyday work. It describes the history, concepts, and theories behind sustainable development; evaluates progress at the global, national, and state levels; and proposes strategies to help planners become more actively involved in local sustainable development programs.

It includes case studies of sustai...

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March 1, 1996
APA Planning Advisory Service

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Kevin Krizek

Joe Power

Table of Contents


1. Global problems, local solutions

2. Sustainability: Concepts and policy
Sustainability's roots: A brief history • Sustainability goes mainstream • Current events in sustainability

3. Sustainability and local planning
Changing ways of thinking and trends • Scope of local government action • The planner's role in promoting sustainability • Conclusion

4. Bringing it all together: Sustainability at the local level
In the beginning • Creating the infrastructure • Implementation and monitoring

5. Communities making a difference: Case studies of successful sustainable development programs
Seattle, Washington: A grassroots approach • Santa Monica, California: Government in action • Chattanooga, Tennessee: A public/private partnership • Cambridge, Massachusetts: A marriage of community activism and academia • Olympia, Washington: A Washington 2010 model city

List of references

Appendix A. Definitions of sustainable development

Appendix B. Criteria for sustainable development indicators

Appendix C. "Processes" analysis of sustainable development initiatives
Appendix D. A selected list of associations, nonprofits, governments, and research centers addressing sustainability