Environmental Planning Articles

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Land Management through Vertical Development - To avoid Adverse Environmental Impact on Earth

by Zeeruk International Pvt ltd  (Feb. 25, 2015)

LAND MANAGEMENT THROUGH VERTICAL DEVELOPMENT - TO AVOID ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON EARTH. Land Management is very import subject which needs attention all the time, and mostly land defined as a physical entity in terms of its topography and spatial nature; a broader integrative view also includes natural resources: the soils, minerals, water ...

BS4142 Noise Impact Guidelines Are Beefed Up

by Cirrus Environmental  (Feb. 13, 2015)

There has been an interesting update come across my desk this week relating to the BS4142 noise impact guidelines. Now, that may not sound the most exciting update in the world but for anyone who works in environmental noise, planning or development they need to sit up and take note. The British Standard (BS) 4142 guidelines currently ...

Reframing economic policy towards sustainability

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 2, 2015)

Over the last quarter century, since the Brundtland Commission proposed their definition of 'sustainable development', the dialogue about sustainability has failed to reduce the threat that human activities pose to the global ecosystem. The time has come to question deep–rooted assumptions, including the role of economics. In this paper, ...

Animation: Reducing floods and land slides in the Philippines

by Wetlands International  (Feb. 26, 2015)

The Red Cross, CARE Netherlands and Wetlands International have joined forces to work on disaster prevention and preparedness in the Agusan Delta in the South of the Philippines. Because we truly want to reduce the chance and impact of disasters, we do not only address the problems in the village, but also assess land and water management and use ...

KMI to Unveil Next Generation of EHS Software Designed to Engage End Users at 2015 NAEM EHS and Sustainability Software Conference

by Knowledge Management Innovations, Ltd. (KMI)  (Feb. 23, 2015)

TORONTO (February 23, 2015) — KMI, the leading provider of EHS Management Information Systems, announced that it will unveil version 5 (v5) of the KMI EHS Software Suite at the 2015 NAEM EHS and Sustainability Software Conference. The biannual conference is the premier event for corporate EHS and sustainability leaders evaluating management ...

An applied research analysis of telework programmes as an environmentally friendly policy and a viable sustainability development leadership practice

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 23, 2015)

This article discusses telework as an environmentally friendly policy and its role as a convenient way for governments and businesses to encourage sustainable development leadership practices as effective employee retention and recruiting tools. Telework is a technological advancement, which allows employees to work in approximation to their home ...

Geodesign: integrating geographical sciences and creative design in envisioning a 'New Urban Europe'

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 16, 2015)

This paper reflects on the emerging concept of geodesign (a technological integration of spatial design and geographic and information sciences) and how it can be used to promote visionary goals for urban development. It moves on to review the recently proposed research agenda for urban studies, entitled: 'New Urban Europe' and draws links between ...

Ecological approaches in planning for sustainable cities: A review of the literature

by GJESM Journal  (Feb. 9, 2015)

ABSTRACT Rapid urbanization has brought environmentally, socially, and economically great challenges to cities and societies. To build a sustainable city, these challenges need to be faced efficiently and successfully. This paper focuses on the environmental issues and investigates the ecological approaches for planning sustainable cities through ...

Quantifying natural variability as a method to detect environmental change: Definitions of the normal range for a single observation and the mean of m observations

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Feb. 5, 2015)

The normal range has been defined as the range that encloses 95% of reference values; in practice this range has been defined as the reference mean ± 2 standard deviations. When sample sizes are small and reference data are not normally distributed, the mean ± 2 standard deviations do not enclose 95% of data values. Prediction intervals ...

Microplastics: Addressing ecological risk through lessons learned

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Feb. 5, 2015)

Plastic litter is an environmental problem of great concern. Despite the magnitude of the plastic pollution in our water bodies there is still limited scientific understanding about the risk for the environment, particularly for microplastics. The apparent magnitude of the problem calls for quickly developing sound scientific guidance on the ...

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