Compact City Development and the Challenge of Environmental Policy Integration

Authors Tejo J.M. Spit, Rien van Stigt, Peter P.J. Driessen
Published in Environmental policy and governance
Publication date 14 August 2013
Type Article


From the page of the publisher: Sustainable urban development entails integration of environmental interests into decision-making at the local level. To achieve this, higher tiers of government may compel municipalities to explicitly consider environmental objectives or even prioritize them by demanding compliance with national standards, thus, at least theoretically, restricting local government's room to manoeuvre in balancing all relevant interests.


Language English
Published in Environmental policy and governance
Year and volume 23 4
Key words Sustainable urban development
Page range 221-233