Environmental Law for The Built Environment

Author: Jack Rostron
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135340773
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides a concise exposition of the relevant law and techniques commonly used to meet the regulatory requirements concerning the built environment. It provides a much needed reference and learning text for the growing professional and student involved in the subject. Aspects of environmental law and technology covered include the administration and sources of law,town and country planning, water and air pollution, waste, integrated pollution control and the natural environment. It highlights the importance of cross-boundary control, describing in detail the European and international law and enforcement regimes, the agencies involved in town and country planning, procedures at inquiries and enforcement measures, as well as looking at future developments. The important new protocol for assessing the environmental impact of developments is explained in detail. The policy framework and technical processes involved in dealing with water pollution are explored in terms of abstraction, supply, discharge and classification. Air pollution is dealt with in terms of energy efficiency, nuclear power, transport and future potential developments, and the recent phenomenon of sick building syndrome is explored in some detail. Other areas covered include the regulatory and technical processes involved in dealing with contaminated land, recycling/re-use, incineration, import/export and the law, policy and technology of integrated pollution control. A detailed exposition is offered of the legal issues concerning protection of the countryside, birds and animals; the problem of genetically modified crops; forestry; and mining.

Law the Built Environment

Author: Douglas Wood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405197609
Format: PDF, Docs
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Law and the Built Environment is a core textbook for all students undertaking compulsory law modules on construction, real estate and property management programmes. This single text provides an accessible introduction to the many areas of law studied by aspiring built environment professionals. Written by a team of lecturers with many years’ teaching experience in these areas, key principles of English law are placed in their relevant professional context and clearly explained in exactly the right level of detail for success in the modules studied. The book also focuses in greater depth on some specialist areas of built environment professional practice, including construction contracts, health and safety, rent review, dilapidations, and lease renewals. It provides an essential resource for students studying for qualifications leading to professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). It caters primarily for students studying these subjects at bachelor’s degree level, but will also be suitable for students on programmes at HNC and HND levels, as well as those undertaking professional examinations. It will also provide introductory reading for students undertaking master’s level programmes, and particularly for the increasing numbers of graduates from other disciplines who are now studying on RICS-accredited master’s degree conversion programmes.

The Environmental Law Handbook

Author: Peter Williams
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780455236117
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Environmental law is a dynamic area where active parliaments and courts generate a complex and interconnected web of legislation and regulations. Particular challenges arise from government attempts to balance environmental issues and developmental imperatives. The Environmental Law Handbook, now in its sixth edition, clarifies the complexity of this law for a wide range of readers. Building on previous editions under the editorship of Professor David Farrier and the Hon Paul Stein QC AM, our new editor, Dr Peter Williams from the Faculty of the Built Environment, UNSW, has overseen contributions from over 20 experts in environmental law including barristers, solicitors, academics and policy makers. These experts have worked through complex legislation and regulation to offer a clear account of environmental planning and protection in NSW. A handbook for practising lawyers and for students, the careful balance of clarification and detail makes the text widely useful. Planners, engineers and environmental scientists, as well as those involved in environmental or community causes, will find The Environmental Law Handbook a valuable resource.

Sustainable Practices in the Built Environment

Author: Craig Langston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113636062X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sustainability is a key issue and its impact on the construction industry, as one of the major users of the Earth's resources, is starting to take hold. This book deals with sustainability as it affects the construction industry, looking at the techniques and issues which designers, engineers, planners and construction managers will have to deal with in their day-to-day activities. It covers methods of analysis such as environmental impact assessment and cost-benefit analysis as well as topics on design and energy regulation and conservation. The book is an important introduction to the subject for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students. Given the importance and novelty of the subject, professionals in the construction industry will also find the book valuable.

Legislation for the Built Environment

Author: Penelope Cooling
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781873394038
Format: PDF
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This guide is intended to lead the reader through part of the ever-increasing maze of environmental legislation. It provides information on planning, conservation, pollution, the system of building control, statutory responsibilities of the builder, water services, compulsory purchase and financial aid. The book offers a brief outline of the procedures and policies relating to English law, and points out the key requirements in each area. The provisions are scattered throughout a large number of enactments, statutory orders and instruments. This book has collected together these dispersed provisions, and should therefore provide a useful first point of reference for all those seeking information, and who need to advice on the legislation affecting the built environment. There are also details of secondary sources of information.

Issues in Environmental Law Policy and Planning 2012 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1481646427
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Environmental Planning. The editors have built Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Environmental Planning in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Urban and Environmental Economics

Author: Graham Squires
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415619904
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The importance of the built environment to environmental protection is well established, with strict environmental regulations now a feature of the working lives of planners, contractors, building designers, and quantity surveyors alike. Those new to, or preparing to join this industry must have an understanding of how their environmental responsibilities relate to their professional responsibilities in economic terms. Designed as an introductory textbook, Urban and Environmental Economics: An Introduction provides the background information from these disciplines to understand crucial tools and economic techniques. A broad range of theories of the natural and built environments and economics are explained, helping the reader develop a real understanding of the topics that influence this subject, such as: the history of economic thought on the built environment the economics of shared space in the built environment cost-benefit analysis and discounting macro-economic tools, measures, and policy sustainable development resource valuation. Illustrated throughout, and with lists of further reading in every chapter, this book is ideal for students at all levels who need to get to grips with the economics of the environment within a built environment context. Particularly useful to those studying planning, land economy, environmental management, or housing development.

Environmental Law and Citizen Action

Author: Alan Murdie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134059663
Format: PDF
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Never before have people been so aware of the importance of sound environmental law, as every week stories of controversial planning developments and prosecutions for the release of toxic substances feature in the news. Environmental Law and Citizen Action sets out and explains the ways that ordinary citizens can use the law to ensure the environment is protected. There are a number of existing UK laws which require local authorities to control pollution and protect the environments and many more which can be used to tackle environmental offenders, yet often local government officers themselves are unaware of the full scope of their powers. Writing in a clear, accessible style, Alan Murdie explains how to get access to the relevant information, participate in public enquiries, use the courts to challenge public and government bodies and prosecute polluters. This book maps a path through the intricate legal maze to show what rights every citizen has, and how those rights can be enforced. Alan Murdie is a barrister with long-standing interest and involvement in local government issues, and a lecturer at Thames Valley University. He is co-author of To Pay or Not To Pay, a best-selling analysis of the poll tax debate, and has contributed to a wide range of legal and government periodicals. Originally published in 1993

Intelligent Environments

Author: P. Droege
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080534848
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The environment, as modified and created by people, is largely about the use of information, its generation and exchange. How do recent innovations in the technologies of information management and communication affect our use of space and place, and the way we perceive and think about our surroundings? This volume provides an international, exploratory forum for the complex phenomenon of new information and communication technology as it permeates and transforms our physical world, and our relation to it: the architectural definition of our surrounding, geographical space, urban form and immediate habitats. This book is a reader, an attempt at registering disciplinary changes in context, at tracing subtexts for which most mainstream disciplines have no established language. The project is to give voice to an emerging meta-discipline that has its logic across the specializations. A wide range of professionals and academics report findings, views and ideas. Together, they describe the architecture of a postmodern paradigm: how swiftly mutating the proliferating technology applications have begun to interact with the construction and reading of physical space in architecture, economics, geography, history, planning, social sciences, transport, visual art - but also in the newer domains that have joined this spectrum through the very nature of their impacts: information technology and telecommunications. The space navigated in this volume is vast, both in physical terms and in its virtual and analogous form. It ranges from the space that immediately encompasses, or is simulated to encompass, the human body - as in buildings and virtual tectonics - to that of towns and regions. We stay clear of molecular-scale space, and of dimensions that are larger than earth.