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Environment, Development, and Sustainability: Perspectives and cases from around the world

Wilson, Gordon; Furniss, Pamela and Kimbowa, Richard eds. (2009). Environment, Development, and Sustainability: Perspectives and cases from around the world. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

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This book examines environment, development and sustainability as three integrated aspects of the main ongoing challenge of our time: as the human population continues to make increasing demands on the planet, how can we meet our needs in a way that is equitable and doesn't compromise the future?

Environment, Development and Sustainability is a multi-authored collection of 27 short chapters that presents a variety of perspectives on the issue of sustainable development with case studies drawn from around the globe. The book celebrates the diversity of its contributors, using it positively as a resource for a more holistic learning approach to environment, development and sustainability.

Three complete chapters (Chapters 1, 26 and 27) are openly available here, from within this repository (see links under “Extra Information” below), along with records of the 13 other chapters written by OU authors.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Open University
ISBN: 0-19-956064-1, 978-0-19-956064-6
Extra Information: Links to chapters within this book by OU authors:

Chapter 1: Making the connections between environment, development, and sustainability (Gordon Wilson). Full text openly accessible.

Chapter 5: The souvenirs of communism: missed opportunities for sustainable development innovations in the enlarged European Union? (Petr Jehlička).

Chapter 6: Sustainable transport systems: learning from Cuba (James Warren).

Chapter 10: Climate change: causes and consequences (Roger Blackmore).

Chapter 11: Can ecosystems be managed sustainably? Biodiversity and tropical forests (Michael Gillman).

Chapter 13: Managing water for sustainable development across international boundaries: the Rhine river basin (Sandrine Simon).

Chapter 14: Municipal waste management and the environmental health challenge: a tale of two cities (Stephen Burnely et al.).

Chapter 15: Environment, inequality, and the internal contradictions of globalization (Raphael Kaplinsky).

Chapter 16: Environmental ethics and development (Martin Reynolds).

Chapter 18: Cities and climate change: leading to a low carbon London (Godfrey Boyle).

Chapter 19: Exploring participation in science, technology, and innovation: tissue culture bananas in Kenya (Joanna Chataway, Peter Robbins, and James Smith).

Chapter 20: Designing for sustainability (Robin Roy).

Chapter 21: Corporate responsibility in practice: buildng an eco-city from scratch (James Warren).

Chapter 25: Tools and techniques for environmental decision making (Pamela Furniss and Chris Blackmore).

Chapter 27: Conclusion (Gordon Wilson). Full text openly accessible.

Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 19088
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2009 09:54
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:30
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