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Accession Number PB2012-114431
Title Planning for a Sustainable Future: A Guide for Local Governments.
Publication Date Nov 2010
Media Count 70p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines sustainability as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In other words, sustainability attempts to balance the needs of people today with the future needs of our children and the natural systems that sustain all life. In an era of population growth, increasing economic competition, and environmental challenges ranging from climate change to air pollution and decreasing water levels to rising energy costs, planning is essential to our future and the well-being of our communities. Planning in the face of these challenges must transcend traditional zoning or general land use considerations. It can also promote sustainability by incorporating the three Es economy, environment and equity - in plans for development.
Keywords Air pollution
Climate changes
Economic competition
Energy costs
Environmental challeges
Environmental impacts
Long range planning
Population growth
United States
Water levels

Source Agency Environmental Protection Agency Library Region 2 New York
NTIS Subject Category 48B - Natural Resource Management
55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
Corporate Author Environmental Protection Agency, New York. Region II.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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