Stewardship of the built environment in England: lessons for developing sustainable communities

Nelson, S. 2011. Stewardship of the built environment in England: lessons for developing sustainable communities. Planning Practice and Research. 26 (1), pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2010.522853

TitleStewardship of the built environment in England: lessons for developing sustainable communities
AuthorsNelson, S.
Abstract

This paper explores the role of stewardship in developing sustainable communities. It begins with a discussion of historical examples of landowners taking a long-term view of the development and management of the built environment, and contrasts these with the short-term view of development taken by the contemporary UK housebuilding industry. It then presents a case study of contemporary private-sector stewardship, which is seen as an example of best practice in the creation of sustainable communities, and explores the strengths and weaknesses of this approach. The paper concludes with a discussion of the potential of private-sector-led stewardship to produce high-quality development and its lessons for creating sustainable communities.

JournalPlanning Practice and Research
Journal citation26 (1), pp. 1-19
ISSN0269-7459
Year2011
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2010.522853
Publication dates
Published2011

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