Authors:Fred Moavenzadeh, Keisuke Hanaki, Peter Baccini,
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: sustainability, global, alliance, volume, bookseries, series, cities, future, dynamics
Number of Pages: 248
Published: 2002-04-01
List price: $99.00
ISBN-10: 1402005415
ISBN-13: 9781402005411

The world’s burgeoning cities are a critical fact of the 21st Century -- and represent one of the greatest challenges to the future. By the year 2050 cities with populations over three million will more than double from 70 today to over 150. The authors in this book claim that contrary to conventional wisdom, that cities distort natural processes, just the opposite is true. Cities are far more than the sinks of energy, vast drains of natural resources, and obstacles to sustainable development. Properly managed, they claim, cities can be transformative arenas in which raw materia

Author: Marco Lehmann-Waffenschmidt
Publisher: Physica-Verlag HD
Keywords: sustainability, innovation, consequences, conditions, innovations, towards
Number of Pages: 216
Published: 2007-11-09
List price: $89.95
ISBN-10: 3790816493
ISBN-13: 9783790816495

The volume contains eight articles together with comments by twenty authors and discussants on the topic of innovations and sustainability. It provides a competently written, balanced and differentiated state-of-the-art insight into the relation between innovations and sustainability from the perspective of evolutionary economics. The scope of the contributions encompasses the technological, social, organizational, and political dimensions of the topic. Each article is discussed by a competently written commentary providing a critical evaluation and relating it to the relevant literature. Part

Author: Glen C. Filson
Publisher: UBC Press
Keywords: sustainability, analysis, environment, systems, farming, agriculture, intensive
Number of Pages: 227
Published: 2005-07-30
List price: $37.95
ISBN-10: 0774811056
ISBN-13: 9780774811057

As globalization restructures agriculture and rural communities, the impacts of increasingly industrialized farming make interdisciplinary analyses of the linkages among the social, environmental, and economic aspects of farming ever more vital. This collection analyzes the reasons for the public’s scrutiny of intensive agriculture and the prospects for sustainable farming now that concerns are mounting about food quality, manure runoff, greenhouse gases, extra-label use of antibiotics, pesticide use, and rural conflict. Intensive Agriculture and Sustainability outlines the advantages of

Author: Filho Walter Leal
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
Keywords: sustainability, education, communication, environmental, challenges, universities, opportunities, trends
Number of Pages: 340
Published: 2009-11-13
List price: $72.95
ISBN-10: 3631596901
ISBN-13: 9783631596906

Authors:Kensuke Fukushi, K. M. Hassan, R. Honda, Akimasa Sumi
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: sustainability, global, bookseries, alliance, asian, food, water, perspective
Number of Pages: 463
Published: 2010-09-13
List price: $179.00
ISBN-10: 9048199131
ISBN-13: 9789048199136

The need to put into perspective the ever-mounting body of new information, beyond the frames of disciplines, on environmental security of food and water issues in Asia provided the impetus for the development of this book. It combines presentations from symposia on food and water sustainability held recently in Macau, China. This book represents the latest research findings in all the major aspects of food and water security issues in Asia. The first chapter portrays the strategies for water resources management in Asian countries. In this connection, the environmental challenges for susta

Authors:Nazli Choucri,  Dinsha Mistree, Farnaz Haghset
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: sustainability, alliance, global, bookseries, chain, value, knowledge, networking, mapping
Number of Pages: 484
Published: 2007-11-14
List price: $189.00
ISBN-10: 140206070X
ISBN-13: 9781402060700

This book focuses on three interdependent challenges related to managing transitions toward sustainable development, namely (a) mapping sustainability for global knowledge e-networking, (b) extending the value chain of knowledge and e-networking, and (c) engaging in explorations of new methods and venues for further developing knowledge and e-networking. While each of these challenges constitutes fundamentally different types of endeavors, they are highly interconnected. Jointly, they contribute to our expansion of knowledge and its applications in support of transitions toward sustainable dev

Authors:National Research Council, Patricia Koshel, Kathleen
Publisher: National Academies Press
Keywords: sustainability, workshop, summary, science, technology, biofuels, advanced, biofuel, production, transition, expanding
Number of Pages: 178
Published: 2010-03-30
List price: $41.00
ISBN-10: 030914714X
ISBN-13: 9780309147149

While energy prices, energy security, and climate change are front and center in the national media, these issues are often framed to the exclusion of the broader issue of sustainability--ensuring that the production and use of biofuels do not compromise the needs of future generations by recognizing the need to protect life-support systems, promote economic growth, and improve societal welfare. Thus, it is important to understand the effects of biofuel production and use on water quality and quantity, soils, wildlife habitat and biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, public heal
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