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Title: Creating a greenprint for London : An invitation to work with the Environment Agency towards a first-class environment for a world-class city
Author: Environment Agency Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The United Kingdom is undergoing a period of profound constitutional change. Scotland now has its own Parliament for the first time since the Act of Union. Wales and Northern Ireland also have their own Assemblies. Eight new Regional Development Agencies will continue the trend o f decentralising power away from Westminster. Early in 2000, Londoners directly elected their Mayor for the first time. They also elected representatives to a new assembly. Together, the Mayor and Assembly formrf the Greater London Authority (GLA) with wide-ranging powers across the capital affecting the health of Londoners, development, transport, policing and the environment. Growth and development are natural objectives of any administration and London must take full advantage of its new form of city government in economic, social and environmental terms. But, increasingly, people are valuing the environment and a healthy society as much as economic growth. Indeed, without taking care of its environment, London will find it difficult to maintain its status as a world city. This document is divided in four parts, London- the environmental capital; London- the environmental challenge; London- facing the envrionmental facts; and working together towards a more sustainable London.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: Environment AgencyUrban planningEnvironmental planningSustainable developmentTownsUrban developmentWater useFlood control; Transport; Quality of lifeClimate change
Geographic Keywords: Greater LondonThames
Extent: n.p. [56]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:490
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