"This book should be mandatory reading for both practitioners and students of environmental policies." (*)
This timely book provides a wealth of useful information for following through on today's renewed concern for sustainability and environmentalism. It's designed to help city managers, policy analysts, and government administrators think comprehensively and communicate effectively about environmental policy issues.
Urban Environmental Policy Analysis illustrates a system-based framework model of the city that provides a holistic view of environmental media (land, air, and water) while helping decision-makers to understand the extent to which environmental policy decisions are intertwined with the natural, built, and social systems of the city. The text introduces basic and environment-specific policy-analytic models, methods, and tools; presents numerous specific environmental policy puzzles that will confront cities; and introduces methods for understanding and educating public opinions around urban environmental policy.
The book is grounded in the policy-analytic perspective rather than political science, economic, or planning frameworks. It includes both new scholarship and synthesis of existing policy analysis. The text features numerous tables, figures, checklists, and maps, and also contains a comprehensive reference list. Endorsements: "Environmental concerns, such as the availability of clean water, the disposal of waste, and the limiting of negative externalities in land use, must be addressed by local governments around the world. To do so effectively, these governments need analysts, planners, and managers who understand the basic concepts of policy analysis and how they can be intelligently applied in the context of interacting natural, constructed, and social systems. Campbell and Corley provide clear exposition of these important concepts and engagingly illustrate their use in responding to urban environmental problems." — David Weimer, University of Wisconsin
"This book should be mandatory reading for both practitioners and students of environmental policies. Its holistic and integrative framework includes economics, politics, communication, and citizen participation. It then applies the model to air, water, land and environmental justice policy problems. This is a perfect book for any MPA and MPP program that believes that the environment is important." — Jeffrey I. Chapman, Arizona State University
"Congrats on putting together a great book. I am actually sad that I am not teaching Urban Policy in the fall, because this book is perfect for my class. I will definitely order it for the class for the spring. I have been looking for an urban policy text, so I was thrilled to see that the authors cover the frameworks really well and in an urban context." — Joanna Lucio, Arizona State University