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Economic Growth and Sustainability: Systems Thinking for a Complex World

by Karen L. Higgins

How to sustain our world for future generations has perplexed us for centuries. We have reached a crossroads: we may choose the rocky path of responsibility or continue on the paved road of excess that promises...


Multipreneurship: Diversification in Times of Crisis

by Nicholas Harkiolakis

In Multipreneurship, Nick Harkiolakis argues against the more commonly held view that diversification at the level of the individual entrepreneur, rather than that of the established corporation, is the wrong...


Transformative Sustainable Development: Participation, reflection and change

by Kei Otsuki

Recent debates about sustainable development have shifted their focus from fixing environmental problems in a technocratic and economic way to more fundamental changes in social-political processes and relations....


Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and Action for a Sustainable Future: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future

by Thaddeus R. Miller

The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems-from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality-present fundamental challenges...


Place-making and Urban Development: New challenges for contemporary planning and design

by Pier Carlo Palermo & Davide Ponzini

The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices...


Innovative Institutions, Public Policies and Private Strategies for Agro-Enterprise Development

by Ralph D Christy, Carlos A da Silva & Nomathemba Mhlanga

In an effort to promote agro-enterprises and agro-industries as viable forms of inclusive development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The Cornell International Institute...


The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation: Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development

by Marcus Taylor

This book provides the first systematic critique of the concept of climate change adaptation within the field of international development. Drawing on a reworked political ecology framework, it argues that climate...


Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education: Learning in an age of transformation

by Matthias Barth

In a time of unprecedented transformation as society seeks to build a more sustainable future, education plays an increasingly central role in training key agents of change. This book asks how we can equip students...


Conflict, Negotiations and Natural Resource Management: A legal pluralism perspective from India

by Maarten Bavinck & Amalendu Jyotishi

Conflicts over natural resources abound in India, where much of the population is dependent on these resources for their livelihoods. Issues of governance and management are complicated by the competing claims...


Uncertainty and the Philosophy of Climate Change

by Martin Bunzl

When it comes to climate change, the greatest difficulty we face is that we do not know the likely degree of change or its cost, which means that environmental policy decisions have to be made under uncertainty....


Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions: Towards More Equitable Development

by Karen Chapple

As global warming advances, regions around the world are engaging in revolutionary sustainability planning - but with social equity as an afterthought. California is at the cutting edge of this movement, not...


New Media and International Development: Representation and Affect in Microfinance

by Anke Schwittay

New Media and International Development is the first in-depth examination of microfinance's enduring popularity with Northern publics. Through a case study of Kiva.org, the world's first person-to-person microlending...


The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy

by Steve Rayner & Mark Caine

The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy presents a powerful critique of mainstream climate change policies and details a set of pragmatic alternatives based on the Hartwell Group's collective writings from 1988-2010....


Towards Low Carbon Cities in China: Urban Form and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Sun Sheng Han, Ray Green & Mark Y. Wang

This book explores the relationship between urban form and greenhouse gas emissions in China, providing new insights for policy, urban planning and management.

Drawing on the results of a four-year multidisciplinary...


Rural and Regional Futures

by Anthony Hogan & Michelle Young

Agriculture, mining and related rural industries have been central to the development of Australia's economy. This book details the role that the Australian Government has played in the making of rural and regional...


Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of Sustainability

by Paul James

Cities are home to the most consequential current attempts at human adaptation and they provide one possible focus for the flourishing of life on this planet. However, for this to be realized in more than an...


Rural Development and the Construction of New Markets

by Paul Hebinck, Sergio Schneider & Jan Douwe van der Ploeg

This book focuses on empirical experiences related to market development, and specifically new markets with structurally different characteristics than mainstream markets. Europe, Brazil, China and the rather...


Trade-Related Investment Measures: Theory and Applications

by Chi-Chur Chao & Eden S H Yu

This unique book makes a contribution to the deeper understanding of various trade-related investment measures (TRIMs). The issues have been largely inspired by the use of trade policies on foreign investment...


Incomplete Streets: Processes, practices, and possibilities

by Stephen Zavestoski & Julian Agyeman

The 'Complete Streets' concept and movement in urban planning and policy has been hailed by many as a revolution that aims to challenge the auto-normative paradigm by reversing the broader effects of an urban...


The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-For-All Strategies

by Nicos Komninos

This book concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge...