Sustainable Management of Urban Soils: The New Zealand Approach

Show simple item record Grinlinton, David en
dc.contributor.editor Ginzky, H en
dc.contributor.editor Dooley, E en
dc.contributor.editor Heuser, I en
dc.contributor.editor Kasimbazi, E en
dc.contributor.editor Markus, T en
dc.contributor.editor Qin, T en 2020-04-21T05:09:10Z en 2019 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-030-00758-4 en
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dc.description.abstract This chapter considers the management of New Zealand’s soils and in particular the impact of urbanisation on high-value soils. The chapter first provides an overview of New Zealand’s geographic, climatic and demographic background and the historical impact of agricultural development, industry and human settlement. Early regulation to protect natural water and soil is then examined, along with more recent planning and environmental management measures. Significant environmental law and policy reforms since the mid-1980s are then described in detail and evaluated in terms of their contribution to sustainable soil management and the protection of high-quality soils in or adjacent to urban areas. The various roles and responsibilities of the three levels of government—central, regional and municipal—are examined, and the use of policy and planning instruments to achieve sustainable management of soils are discussed. In some cases, litigation has arisen between landowners and planning authorities about the appropriate location (or re-location) of the urban–rural boundary. Property owners often seek the right to develop their land by having it included within the urban zone or through the grant of an exemption from rural development restrictions. A representative group of recent cases that illustrate the factors and criteria that are applied by the courts in resolving such conflicts are discussed. The chapter concludes with an assessment of the effectiveness of New Zealand’s soil management regime and its possible application to other jurisdictions. en
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dc.publisher Springer en
dc.relation.ispartof International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy 2018 en
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dc.title Sustainable Management of Urban Soils: The New Zealand Approach en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-030-00758-4_3 en
pubs.begin-page 55 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en en
pubs.end-page 82 en Switzerland en
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pubs.elements-id 796247 en Law en Faculty Administration Law en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-03-12 en

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