Ecological Rationality in Spatial Planning Concepts and Tools for Sustainable Land-Use Decisions

Spatial planning defines how men use one of the most important and scarce resources on Earth: land. Planners therefore play a key role in countering or deepening the current ecological crisis. To foster ecological transitions, planning scholars and practitioners need to be equipped with sound theori...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Rega, Carlo
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2020, 2020
Edition:1st ed. 2020
Series:Cities and Nature
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Chapter 1. Standing on the shoulders of giants – reviving ecological approaches in planning traditions
  • Chapter 2. The concept of Ecological Rationality and its application to spatial planning
  • Chapter 3. Bridging the gaps: connecting Spatial Planning with Land Use Science and Political Ecology
  • Chapter 4. Towards a conceptual framework for ecological rationality in spatial planning
  • Chapter 5. A closer look to processes of territorial transformations in Europe: urbanisation, agricultural intensification and land abandonment
  • Chapter 6. Policies and regulatory frames in the EU and the needed link with spatial planning
  • Chapter 7. Conclusions and ways forward: five propositions for bringing back ecological rationality in spatial planning