Environmental Planni - Introduction to Environmental Planning Kristen Podolak Outline Environmental movement Environmental regulations

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Introduction to Environmental Planning Kristen Podolak November 23, 2009
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Outline • Environmental movement • Environmental regulations • Environmental planning – Sustainability planning – Tools planners use
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Environmental Movement Henry David Thoreau, Walden 1854 “In wildness is the preservation of the world” Simple living, self-sufficiency, and closeness to nature.
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Environmental Movement • Preservation vs. Conservation (1900s) Founder of the Sierra Club Wise use, benefit of people Geologist-glaciers formed valleys Head of US Forest Service Nature writer
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Environmental Movement Hetch Hetchy Dam Controversy 1920s Tuolumne River = water supply for San Francisco
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Environmental Movement Rachel Carson , Silent Spring 1962 Marine biologist and nature writer “One of the most sinister features of DDT and related chemicals is the way they are passed on from one organism to another through all the links in the food chains.”
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Silent Spring Pesticide use was harming and even killing animals and birds. Bioaccumulation Human health would ultimately reflect the environmental health.
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Environmental Movement Cuyahoga River caught fire, covered in Time magazine, 1969. Another trigger for env. regulations.
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Outline • Environmental movement • Environmental regulations • Environmental planning – Sustainability planning – Tools planners use
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Environmental Regulations • 1970-National Environmental Protection Act • 1970-Clean Air Act • 1972-Clean Water Act • 1973-Endangered Species Act
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• 1970 National Env. Protection Act
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Environmental Planni - Introduction to Environmental Planning Kristen Podolak Outline Environmental movement Environmental regulations

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