Compendium of Land Use Laws for Sustainable Development

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John R. Nolon
Cambridge University Press, 2006 M04 24 - 442 pages
This book collects land use laws from countries on each continent that attempt to achieve sustainable development. Due to the startling evidence of global deterioriation and the long-term trends in land use, the Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development was signed in 2002. In the laws collected in this volume, the reader can witness the evolution of national legal systems as they respond to the challenge of sustainable development. This volume illuminates the great flexibility and power of the law as a vehicle for change. Laws contained in this compendium are mechanisms competent to address society's problems; they provide strategies that are appropriate to the culture and place of their origin. The book provides evidence that laws and law reform are being used to create strategies that address a worldwide priority: the clear need to effectively use and preserve the land and its natural resources.

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Contents

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
1
African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
5
European Landscape Convention
10
European Landscape Convention Explanatory Report
15
Agenda 21
24
Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
49
Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements
52
Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development
55
Administration of Lands Act Chapter 448
231
Netherlands Spatial Planning Act
233
Town and Country Planning Scotland Act of 1997
237
Slovakia Act No 237
254
Land Use Planning and Building Order Act
261
Laws of the Indies
267
Constitution of Argentina
273
General Environmental Law
274

Cape Verde Order No 86IV93
59
Forests Ordinance Cap 157
62
Conservation Of Agricultural Resources Act
67
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa
73
National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998
76
National Forests Act
82
The Village Land Act
89
Town and Country Planning Act Act 172 1976
97
Federal Territory Planning Act 1982
111
The Law of Land Administration of the Peoples Republic of
122
Law of the Peoples Republic of China on Water and
126
Environmental Protection Law of the Peoples Republic of China
131
Planning Act
135
Singapore Land Acquisition Act
140
Australian Capital Territory Planning and Land Management Act
145
Land Planning and Environment Act 1991
148
South Australia Development Act 1993
160
South Australia Development Regulations 1993
176
Denmark Planning Act
183
Town and Country Planning Act of 1990
190
Estonia Planning Act
206
German Federal Building Code
211
Lithuania Law on Territorial Planning
223
Special Development Areas Act
228
The City of Buenos Aires City Constitution
276
Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil 1988
278
Medida Provisoria No 2220
281
City Statute Federal Law No 10257 of July 10 2001
283
Decree No 3179 September 21 1999
289
Law No 9605 February 12 1998
292
Article 27 of the Mexican Constitution
297
The General Law of Social Development
302
Coastal Zone Management Act
307
New York State Land Use Enabling Acts
324
New York State Coastal Erosion Hazard Areas Act
332
Coastal Erosion Hazard Zone Ordinance Town of Babylon Suffolk County
340
New Hampshire State Land Use Enabling Act
347
Dover New Hampshire Overriding Districts Ordinance
353
Wisconsins Smart Growth Act
359
River Falls Wisconsin Traditional Neighborhood Development Ordinance
364
Washington State Growth Management Act
369
Thurston County Washington Olympia Urban Growth Area
378
Crown Forest Sustainability Act 1994
386
MuskwaKechika Management Area Act
397
The Manitoba Sustainable Development Act
401
Oceans Act 1996 c 31
407
Ontarios Sustainable Water and Sewage Systems Act 2002
413
Ontario Planning Act
417

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