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x, 277 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
Designing Ecological Habitats is the third volume in the Four Keys to Sustainable Communities series and is an important and eloquent exploration of humanity's limits to growth, addressing the problems arising from climate change, habitat destruction, population growth, and resource depletion. This is not a book of theoretical ideas but an anthology of solutions, of experience, tried and tested, from experts all over the world. The designs and practices included in this book present a vision for the future, already tested out in ecovillages, sustainable communities, and projects in many countries. These are practical low-carbon solutions that provide significant improvements in the quality of life. Designing Ecological Habitats is an anthology of work by writers who have created, built, lived in, and thrived in eco-developments, and addresses green building, food resources, appropriate technology, and restoring nature. "By understanding the process of creating integrated ecological designs, we also make explicit the process of creating integrated social and economic systems. We reconnect with the true meaning of ecology that comes from the Greek word oikos, meaning 'home' or 'a place to live.' Humanity's greatest challenge is to ensure that planet Earth can support human life far into future centuries not only by adapting to climate change but also by mitigating it."--from the Foreword by Mark Richmond, director, Division of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO Education Sector. The Four Keys represent the four dimensions of sustainable design--the Worldview, the Social, the Ecological, and the Economic. This series is endorsed by UNESCO and is an official contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. The other books of the series are Beyond You and Me, Gaian Economics, and The Song of the Earth. The Four Keys to Sustainable Communities series was completed in 2012 and is now available in the U.S. for the first time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856230612 20160608
Green Library
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xxiv, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Transdisciplinary research and practice for sustainability outcomes : introduction / Jane Palmer, Chris Riedy, Dena Fam and Cynthia Mitchell
  • Transdisciplinarity and sustainability : patterns of definition / Julie Thompson Klein
  • Beginning at the end : the outcome spaces framework to guide purposive transdisciplinary research / Cynthia Mitchell, Dana Cordell and Dena Fam
  • Tools for transdisciplinary research / Gabriele Bammer
  • Transdisciplinarity as transformation : a cybersystemic thinking in practice perspective / Ray Ison
  • Being a transdisciplinary researcher : skills and dispositions fostering competence in transdisciplinary research and practice / Dena Fam , Tanzi Smith and Dana Cordell
  • Seeding a new transdisciplinary community of practice / Chris Riedy
  • Supervising transdisciplinary doctoral research : adopting transcendent and transgressive supervisory strategies / Catherine Manathunga
  • Assessing transdisciplinary doctoral research : quality criteria and implications for the examination process / Juliet Willetts and Cynthia Mitchell
  • Transforming cities : securing food and clean waterways through a transdisciplinary phosphorus approach / Dana Cordell, Geneviève S. Metson, David M. Iwaniec, Thuy T. Bui, Daniel L. Childers, Nguyet Dao, Huyen T.T. Dang, J. Davidson, Brent T. Jacobs, Save Kumwenda, Tracy Morse, Viet-Anh Nguyen, Bernard Thole and Elizabeth A. Tilly
  • Creating knowledge : visual communication design research in transdisciplinary projects / Jennifer Williams, Dena Fam and Abby Mellick Lopes
  • Trandisciplinarity in action : four guidelines, a reflexive framework and their application to improving community sanitation governance in Indonesia / Cynthia Mitchell and Katie Ross
  • Ethnography as transdisciplinary inquiry : two stories of adaptation and resilience from Aceh, Indonesia / Jane Palmer
  • "To be green, clean and beautiful is progressive" : reframing sustainability through transdisciplinary research and practice in northern Vietnam / Tanzi Smith
  • Transdisciplinarity as an emergent property in an agricultural research-for-development project on the East India plateau / Bill Belotti
  • Trouble at the disciplinary divide : a knowledge ecologies analysis of a co-design project with native Alaskan communities / Dena Fam and Zoe Sofoulis
  • Future directions: a trans-anthropo-logic of transdisciplinarity / Roderick J. Lawrence.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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x, 331 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction -- 1. Loath This Growth: Sources of Sustainability in the Early Modern World -- 2. The Industrial Revolution and Its Discontents -- 3. Eco-Warriors: The Environmental Movement and the Growth of Ecological Wisdom, 1960s-1970s -- 4. Eco-Nomics -- 5. From Concept to Movement -- 6. Sustainability Today: 2000 - Present -- 7. The Future: 10 Challenges for Sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199372409 20160616
The word is nearly ubiquitous: at the grocery store we shop for "sustainable foods" that were produced from "sustainable agriculture"; groups ranging from small advocacy organizations to city and state governments to the United Nations tout "sustainable development" as a strategy for local and global stability; and woe betide the city-dweller who doesn't aim for a "sustainable lifestyle." Seeming to have come out of nowhere to dominate the discussion-from permaculture to renewable energy to the local food movement-the ideas that underlie and define sustainability can be traced back several centuries. In this illuminating and fascinating primer, Jeremy L. Caradonna does just that, approaching sustainability from a historical perspective and revealing the conditions that gave it shape. Locating the underpinnings of the movement as far back as the 1660s, Caradonna considers the origins of sustainability across many fields throughout Europe and North America. Taking us from the emergence of thoughts guiding sustainable yield forestry in the late 17th and 18th centuries, through the challenges of the Industrial Revolution, the birth of the environmental movement, and the emergence of a concrete effort to promote a balanced approach to development in the latter half of the 20th century, he shows that while sustainability draws upon ideas of social justice, ecological economics, and environmental conservation, it is more than the sum of its parts and blends these ideas together into a dynamic philosophy. Caradonna's book broadens our understanding of what "sustainability" means, revealing how it progressed from a relatively marginal concept to an ideal that shapes everything from individual lifestyles, government and corporate strategies, and even national and international policy. For anyone seeking understand the history of those striving to make the world a better place to live, here's a place to start.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199372409 20160616
Green Library
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298 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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xiv, 204 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
By 2050, global population will increase from 7 to more than 9 billion people, and this will increase demands on food and water systems already under pressure from climate change and over-use. Meanwhile, Africa is the continent where the largest proportion of people is currently living in poverty: an estimated one in three Africans go hungry. At the same time, the agricultural potential of Africa is enormous. Water, Food and Sustainable Agriculture in Southern Africa seeks answers to the question: 'If centralised irrigated agriculture has failed in Africa, then what are the solutions that will increase food security to reduce poverty while sustainably managing water and conserving other environmental values?' Food security means much more than a country producing sufficient calories for the populace. Food security is about ensuring the most vulnerable have the means to produce, and that the food is of sufficient nutritional value. Water governance is also a central concern in sustainable agriculture. With better governance, there is high potential for poverty reduction through water interventions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780734611871 20160616
Green Library
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x, 331 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Loath this growth : sources of sustainability in the early modern world
  • The industrial revolution and its discontents
  • Eco-warriors : the environmental movement and the growth of ecological wisdom, 1960s-1970s
  • Eco-nomics
  • From concept to movement
  • Sustainability today : 2000-present
  • The future : 10 challenges for sustainability.
The word is nearly ubiquitous: at the grocery store we shop for "sustainable foods" that were produced from "sustainable agriculture"; groups ranging from small advocacy organizations to city and state governments to the United Nations tout "sustainable development" as a strategy for local and global stability; and woe betide the city-dweller who doesn't aim for a "sustainable lifestyle." Seeming to have come out of nowhere to dominate the discussion-from permaculture to renewable energy to the local food movement-the ideas that underlie and define sustainability can be traced back several centuries. In this illuminating and fascinating primer, Jeremy L. Caradonna does just that, approaching sustainability from a historical perspective and revealing the conditions that gave it shape. Locating the underpinnings of the movement as far back as the 1660s, Caradonna considers the origins of sustainability across many fields throughout Europe and North America. Taking us from the emergence of thoughts guiding sustainable yield forestry in the late 17th and 18th centuries, through the challenges of the Industrial Revolution, the birth of the environmental movement, and the emergence of a concrete effort to promote a balanced approach to development in the latter half of the 20th century, he shows that while sustainability draws upon ideas of social justice, ecological economics, and environmental conservation, it is more than the sum of its parts and blends these ideas together into a dynamic philosophy. Caradonna's book broadens our understanding of what "sustainability" means, revealing how it progressed from a relatively marginal concept to an ideal that shapes everything from individual lifestyles, government and corporate strategies, and even national and international policy. For anyone seeking understand the history of those striving to make the world a better place to live, here's a place to start.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199372409 20160616
Law Library (Crown)
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xii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Part 1: Setting the Scene * Contexts of Transdisciplinarity: Drivers, Discourses & Process Gerard Mullally, Colin Sage and Edmond Byrne * Disciplines, Perspectives and Conversations Gerard Mullally, Edmond Byrne and Colin Sage * Sustainability as Contingent Balance between Opposing though Interdependent Tendencies-- A Process Approach to Progress and Evolution Edmond Byrne Part 2: Transdisciplinary Conversations and Conceptions * Paradigmatic Transformation across the Disciplines-- Snapshots of an Emerging Complexity Informed Approach to Progress, Evolution and Sustainability Edmond Byrne * Fear and Loading in the Anthropocene: Narratives of Apocalypse and Salvation in the Irish Media Gerard Mullally * Bio-fuelling the Hummer? Transdisciplinary Thoughts on Techno-Optimism and Innovation in the Transition from Unsustainability John Barry * The Gulf between Legal and Scientific Conceptions of Ecological 'Integrity': The Need for a Shared Understanding in Regulatory Policy-Making Owen McIntyre and John O'Halloran * Precaution and Prudence in Sustainability: Heuristic of Fear and Heuristic of Love Benedicte Sage-Fuller * Sustainable Future Ecological Communities: On the Absence and Continuity of Sacred Symbols, Sublime Objects and Charismatic Heroes Kieran Keohane * Using Energy Systems Modelling to Inform Ireland's Low Carbon Future Brian O Gallachoir, Paul Deane and Alessandro Chiodi * Markets, Productivism and the Implications for Irish Rural Sustainable Development Mary O'Shaughnessy and Colin Sage * Nanomaterials as an Emerging Category of Environmental Pollutants David Sheehan Part 3: Conclusions * Sustaining Interdisciplinarity? Reflections on an Inter-institutional Exchange by an Early Stage Researcher Stephan Maier, Michael Narodoslawsky and Gerard Mullally * In Praise of Intellectual Promiscuity in the Service of a 'Passion for Sustainability' John Barry * Transdisciplinarity within the University: Emergent Possibilities, Opportunities, Challenges and Constraints Edmond Byrne, Colin Sage and Gerard Mullally.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472462954 20160830
Demonstrating how a university can, in a very practical and pragmatic way, be re-envisioned through a transdisciplinary informed frame, this book shows how through an open and collegiate spirit of inquiry the most pressing and multifaceted issue of contemporary societal (un)sustainability can be addressed and understood in a way that transcends narrow disciplinary work. It also provides a practical exemplar of how far more meaningful deliberation, understandings and options for action in relation to contemporary sustainability-related crises can emerge than could otherwise be achieved. Indeed it helps demonstrate how only through a transdisciplinary ethos and approach can real progress be achieved. The fact that this can be done in parallel to (or perhaps underneath) the day-to-day business of the university serves to highlight how even micro seed initiatives can further the process of breaking down silos and reuniting C.P. Snow's 'two cultures' after some four centuries of the relentless project of modernity. While much has been written and talked about with respect to both sustainability and transdisciplinarity, this book offers a pragmatic example which hopefully will signpost the ways others can, will and indeed must follow in our common quest for real progress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472462954 20160830
This volume demonstrates how a university can, in a very practical and pragmatic way, be re-envisioned through a transdisciplinary informed frame. By adopting an open and collegiate spirit of inquiry the most pressing and multifaceted challenge of contemporary (un)sustainability can be addressed and understood in a way that transcends narrow disciplinary work. The book provides a practical exemplar of how an institution can embark upon a process of more meaningful deliberation in search of greater understanding and options for action in relation to contemporary sustainability-related crises. Indeed it helps demonstrate that only through a transdisciplinary ethos and approach can real progress be achieved. The fact that this can be done in parallel to (or, better still, underneath) the day-to-day business of the university serves to highlight how even micro seed initiatives can further the process of breaking down disciplinary silos. The ultimate challenge, of course, is to work toward reuniting C.P. Snow's `two cultures' after some four centuries of the relentless project of modernity. While both sustainability and transdisciplinarity are much written and talked about, this book offers a pragmatic example of how a process of respectful and collaborative engagement can signpost ways forward that others can, will and indeed must follow in our common quest for genuine progress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472462961 20160830
Green Library
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201 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Selected Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Sustainability of What? Chapter 2: Neutrality or Sustainability? Chapter 3: Freedom and Flourishing Chapter 4: Capabilities, Consumption and Environmental Rights Chapter 5: Autonomy, Interdependence and Virtue Chapter 6: The Virtues of Acknowledged Ecological Dependence Chapter 7: Facilitating Ecological Virtue Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138777279 20160619
Must freedom be sacrificed to achieve ecological sustainability - or vice versa? Can we be genuinely free and live in sustainable societies? This book argues that we can, if we recognise and celebrate our ecological embeddedness, rather than seeking to transcend it. But this does not mean freedom can simply be redefined to fit within ecological limits. Addressing current unsustainability will involve significant restrictions, and hence will require political justification, not just scientific evidence. Drawing on material from perfectionist liberalism, capabilities approaches, human rights, relational ethics and virtue theory, Michael Hannis explores the relationship between freedom and sustainability, considering how each contributes to human flourishing. He argues that a substantive and ecologically literate conception of human flourishing can underpin both capability-based environmental rights and a eudaimonist ecological virtue ethics. With such a foundation in place, public authorities can act both to facilitate ecological virtue, and to remove structural incentives to ecological vice. Freedom and Environment is a lucid addition to existing literature in environmental politics and virtue ethics, and will be an excellent resource to those studying debates about freedom with debates about ecological sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138777279 20160619
Green Library

9. Design as politics [2011]

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xi, 301 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Introduction PART ONE: DESIGN, POLITICS, & DEFUTURING 1. Facing Finitude 2. Totally Inadequate Solutions 3. Redirection: Design & Things PART TWO: RE-FRAMING THE POLITICAL 4. The Political, Sovereignty & Design 5. The Shadow of Carl Schmitt's Politics 6. Pluralism is a Political Problem 7. Remaking Sovereignty PART 3: DESIGN FUTURING AS MAKING TIME 8. New Building for a New World 9. On Freedom by Design 10. Design Beyond the Limits Notes Selected Reading Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847885685 20160605
Design as Politics confronts the inadequacy of contemporary politics to deal with unsustainability. Current 'solutions' to unsustainability are analysed as utterly insufficient for dealing with the problems but, further than this, the book questions the very ability of democracy to deliver a sustainable future. Design as Politics argues that finding solutions to this problem, of which climate change is only one part, demands original and radical thinking. Rather than reverting to failed political ideologies, the book proposes a post-democratic politics. In this, Design occupies a major role, not as it is but as it could be if transformed into a powerful agent of change, a force to create and extend freedom. The book does no less than position Design as a vital form of political action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847885685 20160605
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xiii, 184 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Sustainability and social responsibility in graphic design
  • Sustainability in architecture
  • Inderdisciplinary works.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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170 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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x, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Giving voice to the marginalized, broadly defined, is the aim of this volume in its examination of social life increasingly marked by global inequality and the extension of market rationalities to all arenas. Revealing the outcome to populations, stakeholders, and the environment when policies resting on narrowly constrained logics are employed, these researchers lead the way in probing accountings participation in significant struggles of our times. In order to better appreciate the consequences of economic globalization, the works examine contemporary rhetoric, governance, politics, and strategies and the manner in which accounting technologies are integrated. These works maintain that transformation is inevitable and they search for possibilities of change that can be manifested in socially equitable practices and improved social justice by enhancing accountability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784416546 20160619
Green Library
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viii, 235 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
East Asia Library

14. Ética y ecología [2008]

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319 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Genealogias de la ética / Leonardo Boff
  • Discurso del Cacique Seattle de los Duwamish ante el gobernador Isaac Stevens (1856)
  • La carta de la Tierra / UNESCO
  • La ética de la tierra / Aldo Leopold
  • La vida al servicio de la vida. Algunos criterios para una ética ecológica / Geiko Müller Fahrenhoh
  • Ética ambiental: valores en el mundo natural y deberes para con él / Holmes Rolston III
  • La ética ambiental / Robert Elliot
  • Ética y medio ambiente / Jaime González Dobles
  • Una visión ecológica sobre la ética ambiental / Jose Sarukhan
  • La ética y la viabilidad del futuro / Carlos Molina Jiménez
  • El paradigma ecológico / Adela Cortina
  • La conservación, una deuda del hombre con su planeta / Alexander F. Skutch
  • Papel de la ética en la patentización de la biodiversidad / Silvia Rodríguez Cervantes
  • El biologismo: ¿Ciencia ambiental o moral ecológica sustituta? / Rodia Romero Sepúlveda.
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
volumes : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Green Library
Book
xv, 511 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
East Asia Library
Book
xix, 355 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
  • ISSUES. Environmental education in Nigeria / Michael Adetunji Ahove
  • Environmental economics : issues and applications / Musa A. Ajisegiri
  • Sustainable forest management / Abiodun Tajudeen Afolabi
  • Understanding environmental issues for better environmental protection / Ayo Tella
  • Environmental finance : carbon trading and carbon offset / Babajide Olakunle
  • POLICIES. Learning for a sustainable future / Babatunde M. Lawal
  • Climate change, ethics, policy and development / Francisca E. Nlerum
  • Environmental law, legislation and policy making in Sub-Saharan Africa / Olanrewaju Fagbohun
  • Reconciling the challenges of sustainable city planning in the 21st century / Abiola Labisi
  • Environment and human health : towards an etiological classification / Oluwaseun Olusegun Babalola
  • The effects of the structural adjustment programme on the African environment : a historical review / Ayo Omotayo.
  • CONTENTIONS. Environmental politics and governance / Suraj Muda
  • Popular education for environmental and social justice / Adewale Olumuyiwa Noah
  • Women, the environment and justice : climate change in North-east Ghana / Patricia Glazebrook & Rebecca Tiessen
  • Environmentalism and environmental movements in Nigeria / John Agbonifo
  • Gender differentials in environmental disaster management / Emmanuel Ajiboye and Adesumbo Elizabeth Omotayo
  • Energy, militarization and security in the Niger Delta / Sylvester Odion Akhaine and Kenneth Akali
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability / Anthony Kola-Olusanya.
Green Library
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315 pages ; 21 cm
  • Prolog : vom Durchbruch
  • Das Kalte-Herz-Syndrom : Anatomie der Gier
  • Zwischenruf : in Resonanz gehen
  • Wanderer in der Autostadt : vom Wert der Entschleunigung
  • Zwischenruf : in Kontakt bleiben
  • Energiequelle Gelassenheit : vom Wert des Lassens
  • Zwischenruf : Leichtfüßig werden
  • Halden-Saga : vom Wert der Kreisläufe
  • Zwischenruf : ein europäisches Wir schaffen
  • Passwort : teilen : vom Wert der Gemeingüter
  • Zwischenruf : Wachstum überdenken
  • Mut zum Weniger : vom Wert der Selbstbeschränkung
  • Statt eines : Epilogs Fragmente eines gelassenen Zukunftsdenkens
  • Zitierte und weiterführende Literatur
  • Danksagung.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xix, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Sustainability - seeking clarity in the mist 1. The 'old' sustainability: A story of listening and harmony 2. The 1960s to the present: Key conferences and statements 3. Rise of the 'new' sustainability - the weak and the strong 4. Economic sustainability - Coming to grips with endless growth 5. Ecological sustainability - essential but overlooked 6. Social sustainability - Utopian dream or practical path to change? 7. Overpopulation and overconsumption 8. Worldview and ethics in 'sustainability' 9. An unsustainable denial 10. Appropriate technology for sustainability 11. Solutions for sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138812697 20160618
What is sustainability? Much has been said about the terms 'sustainability' and 'sustainable development' over the last few decades, but they have become buried under academic jargon. This book is one of the first that aims to demystify sustainability so that the layperson can understand the key issues, questions and values involved. Accessible and engaging, the book examines the 'old' sustainability of the past and looks to the future, considering how economic, ecological and social sustainability should be defined if we are to solve the entwined environmental, economic and social crises. It considers if meaningful sustainability is the same as a 'sustainable development' based on endless growth, examining the difficult but central issues of overpopulation and overconsumption that drive unsustainability. The book also explores the central role played by society's worldview and ethics, along with humanity's most dangerous characteristic - denial. Finally, it looks to the future, discussing the 'appropriate' technology needed for sustainability, and suggesting nine key solutions. This book provides a much-needed comprehensive discussion of what sustainability means for students, policy makers and all those interested in a sustainable future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138812697 20160618
Green Library
Book
xlii, 528 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)

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