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Chapter 19: Planning for a Sustainable  Future Big Question: How Can We Plan, and Achieve, a Sustainable Environment?
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Lesson 19 / ESRM 100 / University of Washington The Ideal Sustainable Environment
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Lesson 19 / ESRM 100 / University of Washington The Process of Planning a Future •Environmental planning occurs at every level:house, city,  county, state, nation. •All societies have usually tried to plan their use of land and  resources. •Our society has formal planning processes for land use. •Environmental planning and review are closely related to how  land is used.
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Lesson 19 / ESRM 100 / University of Washington Environmental Planning in a Democracy In a democracy, environmental planning leads to a tug-of-war.  In planning, we need to achieve a balance.  Who speaks for nature? Who legally represents the environment?
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Lesson 19 / ESRM 100 / University of Washington In Planning a Nation’s Landscapes, How Big  Should Wildlands Be? Some argue that nature can be saved only by thinking big. The  Wildlands Project argues that big predators are keys to  ecosystems and require large home ranges. One proposal is to  reclaim American prairie, removing towns and cities.
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Lesson 19 / ESRM 100 / University of Washington The Wildlands Project The Wildlands Project has created a major controversy. •A fundamental threat to American democracy? •Good or bad science?
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Our Need for Nature in an Increasingly Urban Environment Modern humans first appeared in the Pleistocene era. Before the  rise of civilization, our ancestors had to use all of their human  senses to survive. Our world is becoming increasingly urban. Fewer people have much direct contact with nature.
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2009 for the course ESRM 13570 taught by Professor Rob during the Spring '09 term at University of Washington.

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esrm100s19 - Chapter 19: Planning for a Sustainable Future...

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