environmental planning Articles

  • Towards sustainable planning in the era of climate change: spatial policies for built-up areas in Greece

    This paper is a critical approach of the institutional framework and the related policies to environmental planning in contemporary Greek towns. Specifically, the paper investigates the achievements as well as the malfunctions that exist at the institutional, administrative and political levels in the sphere of sustainable planning of cities and tries to elucidate the lessons learned from the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eco-Friendly Tips That Can Save Your Business Money

    Creating a green business plan usually ends up costing your business more money than what you might have planned. Fortunately, there is a way to help save your business money while creating a green plan for your business. Use these tips from Earthwise Environmental to help create an eco-friendly business while saving ...


    By Earthwise Environmental

  • Environmental policy in development: A matter of cooperation

    A plan is outlined to guide policy-makers towards achievement of the goal of a sustainable economic system. The plan has three principles. First to close the cycle from raw material to product, then to enhance the quality of products to increase the useful time spent by materials in this cycle. Thirdly to reduce consumption of non-renewable energy sources. The costs of these environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urban green compensation

    Green compensation is an alternative approach towards urban–green–planning. Green–compensation is defined as replacing or relocating 'green space values' in an urban area, an action to ensure quality enhancement and protection of urban green spaces. Due to increasing pressures of urbanisation and population growth, the concept of green–compensation is gaining importance in planning approaches. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mastering Environmental Tasks Using Compliance Management Tools

    Throughout the chemical process industries (CPI), many companies have found that traditional methods of complying with environmental requirements—in particular calculating emissions and managing recordkeeping, and reporting—have become unacceptably time consuming. The compliance demonstration challenges are compounded when a company has multiple facilities for which to track and warehouse ...

  • Environmental aspects of a desalination plant in Ashkelon

    Abstract The desalination plant was set up as a solution to Israel's growing demand for fresh water. This is the first of a series of designated desalination plants of the same approximate size, which are at present in various stages of planning and licensing. The desalination plant in Ashkelon is one of the largest in the world, and the largest in the Levant Basin. The proposed solution for ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Environmental management plan for port and harbour projects

    Port activities can cause deterioration of air and marine water quality in the surrounding areas due to multifarious activities. Hence, for the determination of levels of pollution, identification of pollution sources, control and disposal of waste from various point and non-point sources and for prediction of pollution levels for future, regular monitoring and assessment are required during the ...


    By Springer

  • Tools for environmental management

    Environmental management by industry requires commitment from the top down in an organisation if it is to succeed. Using his own company, Union Carbide, as a basis, the author identifies a number of key steps in implementing a strategy of environmental management. By undergoing a continuing process of improvement internally and participating in the regulatory process, industry has the tools to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Population and the environment: toward a theory of environmental Malthusianism

    Present governmental and environmental policy is curative and reactive in nature, directed towards cleaning up past environmental disasters and passing laws to limit pollutants emitted by individuals and enterprises. Such policies fail to recognize that the root causes of environmental degradation are the result of an exponentially expanding population and a rising standard of living. No ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Planning a Successful Construction Noise Monitoring Solution

    Large scale construction projects, especially those located in built up areas, are the most difficult to manage in terms of noise levels emitted from site operations. The nature of the environments in which these projects are located often makes construction noise monitoring difficult. Cirrus Environmental was tasked with producing a successful solution. ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Environmental Management System Implementation - Getting the Job Done

    The benefits of sustainable environmental management are clear: improved performance; reduced risk and liabilities; eligibility for a variety of environmental agency incentive programs; better public image; and improved operational efficiencies/cost reduction opportunities. Most organizations recognize that implementing an environmental management system (EMS) is the best means of ensuring proper ...


    By AECOM

  • Evaluating landside transportation operations for general aviation airports: estimating vehicle efficiency and pedestrian safety

    The geometrical characteristics of landside facilities at general aviation airports are not always designed to provide safe and efficient flow for vehicles and pedestrians. The purpose of this paper is to present a methodology to evaluate proposed site plan improvements on pedestrian safety and vehicular flow on general aviation airports while minimising the environmental impact and cost of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Particle reduction plans in Europe - Implementation of the first Daughter Directive on Ambient Air Quality in Europe

    Untitled Document IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FIRST DAUGHTER DIRECTIVE ON AMBIENT AIR QUALITY IN EUROPE INTRODUCTION AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This ...

  • Storm Water Plan Case Study

    Global was contracted by a local Road Commission site. The Road Commission site serves as the county level road agency, which maintains more than 1,813 miles of roads and streets and over 250 signalized intersections. The Road Commission contains six sites across the county. Each site is responsible for its particular area. The sites all include maintenance garages, diesel and gasoline ...

  • Strengthening social metrics within the triple bottom line of sustainable water resources

    Today's water resources plans must satisfy the goals of the triple bottom line (TBL): social, environmental and economic viability. Historically, economic goals have dominated water planning decisions and thus are well understood and defined. Since the passage of environmental legislation in the 70s, environmental goals have become increasingly important. The third pillar of sustainability – ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Utilizing Compliance Management Tools to Simplify the Title V Compliance Certification Process

    One of the primary objectives of the Title V operating program established by the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) in 40 CFR Part 70 is to assimilate in one document all of the requirements to which a facility is subject. Through certification provisions, a Title V Permit serves as the primary verification and documentation of a facility’s compliance with all applicable requirements of the ...

  • Air Outlook 2005: New Proposed and Potential Rules

    Throughout the chemical process industries (CPI), many companies have found that traditional methods of complying with environmental requirements—in particular calculating emissions and managing recordkeeping, and reporting—have become unacceptably time consuming. The compliance demonstration challenges are compounded when a company has multiple facilities for which to track and warehouse ...

  • Energy planning and environmental management with the information and decision support system MESAP

    Sound energy and environmental accounting must be the basis of any strategic decision making in order to keep up with the increasing complexity of energy and environmental problems. Therefore, improvements in the data management of existing decision support tools become essential. MESAP, the Modular Energy System Analysis and Planning environment, integrates modern information management with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EEA Annual management plan 2010

    EEA in brief The European Environment Agency (EEA) is a specialised agency of the European Union dedicated to providing objective, reliable and comparable information on the all aspects of the environment. The aim of the EEA is to ensure that decision-makers and the general public are kept informed about the state and outlook of the environment. The EEA also provides the necessary ...

  • Planning Sustainable Marinas – The Social Dimension of Sustainability

    Sustainability is assumed to be a goal for the planning and design of coastal infrastructure in general, and specifically for marinas. Well established principles define sustainability in terms of environmental, economic, and social criteria. However, only the environmental dimension of sustainability is well developed in the marina industry. The social dimension of ...

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