Toward An Ecophilosophical Approach to Community and Regional Planning
A Bioregional FrameworkMicroform - 1994
This paper is intended as a contribution to advancing the discourse about society and its proper relationship with the environment. The author first examines the concepts of ecology, ecophilosophy, and ecological wisdom. He then reviews the regional planning philosophy of Benton MacKaye, grounded in the preservation and restoration of the indigenous American environment, as a precursor to the concept of bioregional frameworks. These frameworks advance a strategy of subverting and transforming metropolitan civilization into distinct bioregional cultures, or sustainable, self-reliant economies networked interregionally. Finally, the author outlines the steps to be taken toward achieving a bioregional planning framework guided by an ecophilosophy.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : University of British Columbia, Centre for Human Settlements ; School of Community and Regional Planning, 1994
Description: 1 microfiche
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 95-04994