Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1972) 19: 30- 33

Engineering and ecology: The environment thing

Research Article
Frank D. Boffa  
  1. Lincoln College, Canterbury

[First paragraph(s)...]
Environment, conservation and ecology are all "in words" at the moment and it looks as though they will continue to be in vogue during the remainder of the 70's. I am an idealist and firmly of the opinion that this environment thing is not just a passing fad but is here to stay. At this time we appear to be going through a transitional period and are experiencing the associated teething problems. We are all concerned about our physical environment and we all recognise that total planning holds the key to our future and to that of the environment. The term "environmental planning" has been coined to describe the technique that will right our existing and future land use and pollution problems.