A comprehensive overview of the principles and practices of planning rural and urban environments. This second edition is a concise introduction to the nature and purpose of town planning, wildlife and landscape protection and pollution control. It pays particular attention to the scientific and social scientific background to environmental planning, introduces different approaches to urban and rural resource planning, and examines how action for environmental improvement is often hampered by the sectoral nature of policymaking and implementation. It emphasizes practical action, methods and techniques and decision making and assumes little prior knowledge of the student. Individual chapters consider: environmentally-friendly agriculture; multi-purpose forestry; the management of designated areas; urban wildlife; wildlife and landscape protection; and pollution control.