27327 Planning for Sustainable Destinations

This subject examines the application of environmental planning principles and practices to the level and quality of provision of facilities and settings for tourism experiences. The need for and role of environmental planning are defined in the context of developing tourist destination sustainably. Those aspects of environmental planning legislation and practice that most directly impinge on tourism are examined in detail, in the context of achieving certain general aims and objectives. Environmental planning practices examined include plan formulation and preparation, processes and mechanisms of development control, including zoning and development standards, and environmental impact assessment. Planning for sustainable tourism is considered in relation to a range of destination types, including cities, protected areas and coastal resorts.

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