Moving towards sustainable development: An assessment of the adoption of the principles of Local Agenda 21 by local councils

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Abstract

Having endorsed the policy of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) followed by
the ratification of the Earth Summit (1992) charter, Australia has embraced the principles
of Local Agenda 21 (LA21). Our local councils are, consequently, required to include
Agenda 21 aims into local strategies and planning [1]. This implies that local councils
need to build up effective partnerships with the local community to establish strategies
promoting an integrated and holistic treatment of the social, economical and
environmental aspects of planning, in line with ESD objectives.
The paper reports on the findings of a currently on-going study of three local councils in
New South Wales, to determine the factors affecting the adoption of Agenda 21. It
reviews strategic policy documents to examine the councils’ corporate commitment to
sustainability and reports on preliminary findings regarding the attitude of planners in
local councils towards ESD principles, Local Agenda 21 and community involvement
requirements that LA21 entails.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe CIB 2003 International Conference on smart and sustainable built environment (SABSE2003) 19-21 November 2003, Brisbane, Australia
Subtitle of host publicationConference proceedings
EditorsJ Yang, P. S. Brandon, A. C. Sidwell
Place of PublicationBrisbane
PublisherQueensland University of Technology
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1741070414
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventThe CIB 2003 International Conference on smart and sustainable built environment (SABSE2003) - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 19 Nov 200321 Nov 2003

Conference

ConferenceThe CIB 2003 International Conference on smart and sustainable built environment (SABSE2003)
Abbreviated titleSABSE2003
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period19/11/0321/11/03

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Khan, S., & Bajracharya, B. (2003). Moving towards sustainable development: An assessment of the adoption of the principles of Local Agenda 21 by local councils. In J. Yang, P. S. Brandon, & A. C. Sidwell (Eds.), The CIB 2003 International Conference on smart and sustainable built environment (SABSE2003) 19-21 November 2003, Brisbane, Australia: Conference proceedings Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.
Khan, S. ; Bajracharya, Bhishna. / Moving towards sustainable development : An assessment of the adoption of the principles of Local Agenda 21 by local councils. The CIB 2003 International Conference on smart and sustainable built environment (SABSE2003) 19-21 November 2003, Brisbane, Australia: Conference proceedings. editor / J Yang ; P. S. Brandon ; A. C. Sidwell. Brisbane : Queensland University of Technology, 2003.
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Khan, S & Bajracharya, B 2003, Moving towards sustainable development: An assessment of the adoption of the principles of Local Agenda 21 by local councils. in J Yang, PS Brandon & AC Sidwell (eds), The CIB 2003 International Conference on smart and sustainable built environment (SABSE2003) 19-21 November 2003, Brisbane, Australia: Conference proceedings. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, The CIB 2003 International Conference on smart and sustainable built environment (SABSE2003), Brisbane, Australia, 19/11/03.

Moving towards sustainable development : An assessment of the adoption of the principles of Local Agenda 21 by local councils. / Khan, S.; Bajracharya, Bhishna.

The CIB 2003 International Conference on smart and sustainable built environment (SABSE2003) 19-21 November 2003, Brisbane, Australia: Conference proceedings. ed. / J Yang; P. S. Brandon; A. C. Sidwell. Brisbane : Queensland University of Technology, 2003.

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