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Aesthetics is a discipline which describes how attractive, beautiful or pleasing to the senses (sight, smell, touch, hearing and taste) a particular scene, building, painting, or image may be to the observer.

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Agenda 21

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'Agenda 21', so named because of its position in the meeting agenda, is a global plan of action for sustainable development agreed to by most United Nations member nations at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (also call

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Coastal Zone Management (Integrated)

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The coast is a distinct, but limited spatial area that derives its character mainly from the direct interactions between the land and the sea. Given the enormous value of coastal resources, as well as the mounting human pressure on coastal ecosystems

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The term ecocide refers to the large scale destruction of the natural environment, its ecosystems or the over consumption of non-renewable resources.

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Ecological Landscaping

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In contrast to conventional landscape gardening practices, ecological landscaping for sustainable development and local biodiversity within commercial and industrial nodes is a far more effective way of synchronising industrial and commercial objecti

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Green Architecture

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Green architecture has intrinsic in its philosophy the notion of a caring social ideology in the design process. The site is considered more than a place to build the project, but rather its geology, geography and ecology are regarded as a resource w

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Heritage is that which we inherit: wildlife and scenic parks, sites of scientific or historic importance, national monuments, historic buildings, works of art, literature and music, oral traditions and museum collections, together with their document

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ICLEI ~ Local Governments for Sustainability

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ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability – is an international membership association of over 470 local governments, cities, towns, counties and their associations that are committed to sustainable development.

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Landscape Architecture

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Landscape architecture is a diversified and creative design profession that integrates ecological, social, functional and aesthetic aspects of everyday life into designing places to improve people’s quality of life.

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Local Agenda 21

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The Agenda 21 document says that local government (the local authorities and municipalities) should draw up 'Local Agenda 21' to reshape the policies, laws and regulations of their districts to fit in with sustainable ideals.

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