oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The environmental consequences of land use planning



All planning activities in the urbanization process affect and change the total environment. Not only the natural environment should be considered; so should man's development and quality of life. A longterm approach will ensure compatibility between goals sought for the natural environment and those of man for safety, comfort and economy. This paper contends that while national strategies and policies pertaining to urbanization are still being formulated grass-roots development will and should continue. As legislation for land use planning is expected to be simplified or repealed, this paper concludes that the ingenuity and radical thinking of planners, architects, engineers and other scientists will be essential in meeting the challenges for sustainable development.


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