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Sustainable urban development : an integrated framework for urban planning and development

Teriman, Suharto, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Mayere, Severine (2010) Sustainable urban development : an integrated framework for urban planning and development. In Yigitcanlar, Tan (Ed.) Rethinking sustainable development : urban management, engineering, and design. IGI Global, Engineering Science Reference, Hershey, Pennsylvania, pp. 1-14.

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    Abstract

    Sustainable development has long been promoted as the best answer to the world’s environmental problems. This term has generated mass appeal as it implies that both the development of the built environment and its associated resource consumption can be achieved without jeopardising the natural environment. In the urban context, sustainability issues have been reflected in the promotion of sustainable urban development, which emphasises the sensible exploitation of scarce natural resources for urbanisation in a manner that allows future generations to repeat the process. This chapter highlights attempts to promote sustainable urban development through an integration of three important considerations: planning, development and the ecosystem. It highlights the fact that spatial planning processes were traditionally driven by economic and social objectives, and rarely involved promoting the sustainability agenda to achieve a sustainable urban future. As a result, rapid urbanisation has created a variety of pressures on the ecosystem upon which we rely. It is believed that the integration of the urban planning and development processes within the limitations of the ecosystem, monitored by a sustainability assessment mechanism, would offer a better approach to maintaining sustainable resource use without compromising urban development.

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    ID Code: 38868
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: Sustainable Urban Planning and Development, Planning Process, Development Process, Ecosystems Approach
    DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-022-7.ch001
    ISBN: 9781616920227
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
    Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
    Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IGI Global.
    Deposited On: 26 Nov 2010 09:30
    Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:23

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