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The contribution of ecological footprinting to planning policy development: using REAP to evaluate policies for sustainable housing construction

Rydin, Y; Nye, M; (2008) The contribution of ecological footprinting to planning policy development: using REAP to evaluate policies for sustainable housing construction. Environment and Planning B - Planning and Design , 35 (2) 227 - 247. 10.1068/b3379. Green open access

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Abstract

The complexity of the sustainable-development policy goal is such that policy makers are searching for tools to enable them to evaluate and develop policy directions. To date, ecological footprinting has been used mainly for raising awareness of environmental impacts but it also has considerable potential as a policy tool, enabling policy makers in their strategic work. The paper presents an application of a specific ecological footprinting development, the REAP (Resource and Energy Analysis Programme) tool, to a current policy issue, the promotion of sustainable construction. Using the London Plan of the Greater London Authority as a case study, it considers the strengths and weaknesses of this approach and how it can contribute to policy development.

Type: Article
Title: The contribution of ecological footprinting to planning policy development: using REAP to evaluate policies for sustainable housing construction
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1068/b3379
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/b3379
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Planning
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/92227
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