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Utopia in the Anthropocene: A Change Plan for a Sustainable and Equitable World

Utopia in the Anthropocene: A Change Plan for a Sustainable and Equitable World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Michael Harvey
June 11, 2019

Utopia in the Anthropocene takes a cross-disciplinary approach to analyse our current world problems, identify the key resistance to change and take the reader step-by-step towards a more sustainable, equitable, and rewarding world. It presents paradigm-shifting models of economics, political...

Sustainable Development Teaching: Ethical and Political Challenges

Sustainable Development Teaching: Ethical and Political Challenges

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Katrien Van Poeck, Leif Östman, Johan Öhman
June 05, 2019

The aim of this book is to support and inspire teachers to contribute to much-needed processes of sustainable development and to develop teaching practices and professional identities that allow them to cope with the specificity of sustainability issues and, in particular, with the teaching...

Holistic Sustainability Through Craft-Design Collaboration

Holistic Sustainability Through Craft-Design Collaboration

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Rebecca Reubens
May 30, 2019

This book explores the intersection of craft, design and sustainability in the developing world. It argues that most sustainable design approaches and efforts fall short of implementing holistic sustainability and in order to reach this goal, design must be underpinned by alternatives to the...

Governing Technology in the Quest for Sustainability on Earth

Governing Technology in the Quest for Sustainability on Earth

1st Edition

Dain Bolwell
February 15, 2019

Governing Technology in the Quest for Sustainability on Earth explores how human technologies can be managed to ensure the long-term sustainability of our species and of other life forms with which we share this world. It analyses human impact, the discourses of environmentalism and issues of...

Urban Social Sustainability: Theory, Policy and Practice

Urban Social Sustainability: Theory, Policy and Practice

1st Edition

M. Reza Shirazi, Ramin Keivani
February 14, 2019

This ground breaking volume raises radical critiques and proposes innovative solutions for social sustainability in the built environment. Urban Social Sustainability provides an in-depth insight into the discourse and argues that every urban intervention has a social sustainability...

The Question of Limits: A Historical Perspective on the Environmental Crisis

The Question of Limits: A Historical Perspective on the Environmental Crisis

1st Edition

Christian Marouby
November 15, 2018

We have forgotten how to think about limits. Most philosophical approaches to the environment have focused primarily on the value of the natural world, the status of anthropocentrism and the Anthropocene, and the largely ethical questions of our impact on the world. While fully acknowledging these...

Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability

Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability

1st Edition

Sébastien Darchen, Glen Searle
November 12, 2018

As the world becomes more urbanised, solutions are required to solve current challenges for three arenas of sustainability: social sustainability, environmental sustainability and urban economic sustainability. This edited volume interrogates innovative solutions for sustainability in cities...

Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future

Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future

1st Edition

George R. Lueddeke
October 23, 2018

Planet Earth has been here for over 4.5 billion years but in just two human generations we have managed to place our only 'home' at great risk. Many lessons from history have not yet been learned and new lessons may prove equally, if not more, difficult to take on board as we head deeper into ...

The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic: Reconfiguring Identity, Space, and Time

The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic: Reconfiguring Identity, Space, and Time

1st Edition

Ulrik Pram Gad, Jeppe Strandsbjerg
October 22, 2018

The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic argues that sustainability is a political concept because it defines and shapes competing visions of the future. In current Arctic affairs, prominent stakeholders agree that development needs to be sustainable, but there is no agreement over what it is...

Measuring Intangible Values: Rethinking How to Evaluate Socially Beneficial Actions

Measuring Intangible Values: Rethinking How to Evaluate Socially Beneficial Actions

1st Edition

Marie Harder, Gemma Burford
October 02, 2018

This book explores the complex problem of how to measure the ‘success’ of social organisations, projects and activities. Whether improving a local situation, organizing a campaign around sustainability, or assessing the intangible effects of perceived social benefits, currently we have only have a...

Aesthetic Sustainability: Product Design and Sustainable Usage

Aesthetic Sustainability: Product Design and Sustainable Usage

1st Edition

Kristine H. Harper
September 27, 2018

Why do we readily dispose of some things, whereas we keep and maintain others for years, despite their obvious wear and tear? Can a greater understanding of aesthetic value lead to a more strategic and sustainable approach to product design? Aesthetic Sustainability: Product Design and Sustainable...

Strongly Sustainable Societies: Organising Human Activities on a Hot and Full Earth

Strongly Sustainable Societies: Organising Human Activities on a Hot and Full Earth

1st Edition

Karl Johan Bonnedahl, Pasi Heikkurinen
September 25, 2018

The response of the international community to the pressing socio-ecological problems has been framed around the concept of ‘sustainable development’. The ecological pressure, however, has continued to rise and mainstream sustainability discourse has proven to be problematic. It contains an...

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