Tuesday, January 17, 2006

New in HOORC’s Library : Environmental Land Use Planning and Management

Environmental Land Use Planning and Management by John Randolph is a good “one stop” resource that introduces and explains environmental planning and management approaches. Especially relevant to our planning process for the Okavango Delta is the chapter about collaborative environmental management and public participation with its list of the pros and cons of participatory techniques and its description of planning tools like participatory land use mapping, computer photo simulations and visual surveys. The second part of the book focuses on land analysis methods, including GIS, soils and slope analysis and carrying capacity studies. Plenty of illustrations and plain language make this a most accessible resource.

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