PD212 Class Notes 3-28-06

PD212 Class Notes 3-28-06 - PD212 - Environmental Planning...

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PD212 - Environmental Planning Notes – March 28, 2006 Environmental Planning Issues Conservation of natural systems: air, water, energy, soils, land, forests, minerals, etc. Solid waste Hazardous substances Brownfields- old, vacant industrial sites currently unusable Sprawl Eco(logical)tourism- most ecotourists are from the US, visiting exotic countries Disasters Origins of Environmental Planning National parks and conservation movement- Initially supported by T. Roosevelt (Yellowstone National Park- first national park) 1930’s- gov’t org. formed, 1950’s- movement grew, spread into the 60’s peace/nature ideal German and French were first to study the effects we had on the environment, Americans looked at the issue holistically 1960’s: Reaction - Polluted cities! - Lake Erie on fire, Cleveland river - Trash! These factors led to the creation of policy and laws 1. Clean Air Act, 1965- regulated amount of pollutants allowed to be released into the air, amended 5 years later to regulate cars more
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