"The Challenge of Sustainable Planning for US Metropolitan Areas"

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Hoch, Charles. “The Challenge of Sustainable Planning for US Metropolitan Areas.” Presentation at the NSL Colloquium: 50 Years MAS Raumplanung, ETH Zurich, 29 October 2015, TIB AV-portal, 39:30, https://doi.org/10.5446/35286. CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CH.

Charles Hoch, Professor Emeritus of urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois, talks about the challenges of regional planning in the United States. As opposed to Europe where spatial planning prevails, the notion of urban planning is more dominant here. Using the Chicago region as a case study, Hoch promotes the social and political importance of planning through a comparative study between Europe’s planning methodology and the United States’s “planning doctrines.” He concludes that there is a slow but evident doctrinal shift toward sustainability in urban planning. 

The Network City and Landscape (NSL) colloquia are a bi-annual presentation of exceptional work under a rotating theme determined by the inviting professor. Prof. Dr. Bernd Scholl, Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development, invited his guests Willem Salet (University of Amsterdam) and Charles Hoch (University of Illinois, Chicago) for Thursday 29th October 2015 to discuss the challenges of urban development and sustainable planning. (Source: TIB AV-Portal)

Courtesy of the former Göttingen-based Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF, closed 2010), a large selection of environmental documentaries and educational films is available for on-site viewing at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich. The IWF’s broad and diverse collection of scientific films is now searchable within the TIB (German National Library of Science and Technology) AV-Portal. The Rachel Carson Center’s Environment & Society Portal has made a selection of environmentally relevant films from the IWF with Creative Commons licenses discoverable within its environmental film profiles collection.