The Impact of Public Policy on Environmental Quality and Health: The Case of Land Use Management and Planning

Synopsis

Until now, an approach to land use management and planning that addresses not only economic issues, but also environmental concerns and health issues of land use has been lacking. These issues are vital for public policy makers, decision-makers throughout the private sector, as well as all businesses and industries that share space with the communities they serve and draw from. This volume covers the legal and regulatory aspects of land use management, the process of land use planning, and all of the related environmental, health, and societal impacts that land use planning entails. This book provides a clear, multidisciplinary approach to a very complex set of issues. An essential resource not only for public administrators, policymakers, and planners, but also for people with corresponding responsibilities in business and industry, their attorneys and other advisors, and for their colleagues with similar concerns.