Geographia Polonica (1995) vol. 64

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Population and environment in industrialized regions: some general policy recommendations

Catherine M. Marquette

Geographia Polonica (1995) vol. 64, pp. 283-298

Abstract

This paper draws together the general policy implications of research presented at the Seminar on "Population and Environment in Industrialized Regions" organized by IUSSP Scientific Committee on Population and Environment and the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and held at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland and the Institute of Geography of the Jagellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 27-30 June 1994. Major points consid-ered include: the need for multisectoral information, analysis and planning; opportun-ities for more sustainable relationships in the "post-industrial" era; the need for risk-managment and responsibility; and urban areas as a critical focus for policy makers. Illustrative examples from current research and specific entry-points for immediate action are discussed.

Keywords: policy, multisectoral cooperation, sustainable development, deindus-trialization and restructuring, risk-managment and responsibility, urban areas

Catherine M. Marquette, Fordham University, Carolina Population Center, 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill NC 27516, USA