This 2007 ebook surveys the worldwide adventure to this point in enforcing land-use rules that flow us extra alongside the sustainable improvement continuum. The overseas neighborhood has lengthy well-known the necessity to determine ongoing and destiny improvement is performed sustainably. whereas high-level commitments in the direction of sustainable improvement corresponding to these incorporated within the Rio and Johannesburg Declarations are politically very important, they're beside the point in the event that they usually are not translated into truth at the floor. This ebook comprises chapters that debate the demanding situations of imposing sustainable land-use regulations in numerous areas of the realm, revealing difficulties which are universal to all jurisdictions and highlighting others which are special to specific areas. it is usually chapters documenting new methods to sustainable land use, equivalent to reforms to estate rights regimes and environmental legislation. different chapters provide comparisons of methods in numerous jurisdictions which can current insights which would no longer be obvious from a single-jurisdiction research.

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