Regulation formalizes practices that are legally expected. Sustainability, long advanced in planning and urban policy practices as a normatively good thing, is also now put forward in regulations.

Regulating sustainability, such as via the evolution of the BC buliding codes discussed in Holden's chapter in this book, moves sustainable planning practices into a different position in social systems. You can find this book at the SFU library or from the publisher.

What are the possibilities and limitations of rules, plans, practices, institutions, and agency, when it comes to sustainable development?