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Title:Land Use and Sustainability
Author(s):Deal, Brian
Subject(s):sustainable communities
sustainable agriculture
Abstract:Brian Deal - Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois. A fundamental concern as educators, as researchers, and as citizens should be in the quality and sustainability of our communities. Despite an emerging awareness of the importance of sustainable development, community development decisions are still typically hammered out in the arenas of regional politics, property rights competition, and economic development with little reference to community-oriented sustainability issues. The issuance of a suite of textbook policy formulations and technocratic interventions has not been effective in dealing with these complex issues. We must directly engage the fundamental ways of thinking that motivate the community to action in order to effectively address sustainable land use questions. In this presentation I hope to express ways of extending the planning profession's basic knowledge and operational methods of improving the long-term sustainability of human communities. I will discuss both process and tools that may help operationalize the concepts. Building upon the traditional community visioning questions - 'where have we been?', 'where are we now?', and 'where do we want to be?' - this focus is best described by the follow-on question of - 'how do we get there?'.
Issue Date:2008-03-05
Series/Report:Sustainable Seminar Series
Genre:Presentation / Lecture / Speech
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-03-31

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