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513 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
What is the cultural dimension of sustainability? This book offers a thought-provoking answer, with a theoretical synthesis on "cultures of sustainability". Describing how modernity degenerated into a culture of unsustainability, to which the arts are contributing, Sacha Kagan engages us in a fundamental rethinking of our ways of knowing and seeing the world. We must learn not to be afraid of complexity, and to re-awaken a sensibility to patterns that connect. With an overview of ecological art over the past 40 years, and a discussion of art and social change, the book assesses the potential role of art in a much needed transformation process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783837618037 20160608
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 225 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This volume of "the Advances in Ecopolitics" examines the impact of the economic crisis on peripheral European states such as Ireland and Greece. Following an introductory chapter, it is divided into two geographically-focussed sections, the first on Ireland, the second section on Greece. Specifically this book focuses on governance, sustainable politics and environmental policies, within the context of accelerated growth and the subsequent economic downturn. It examines issues of governance and politics within these peripheral states, in addition to the development of policies within an EU/EC context. This book concludes with a discussion of the future for sustainable politics in the peripheral states of Europe, in the aftermath of the global downturn. "Advances in Ecopolitics" is essential reading for all academics, researchers and practioners who are involved in the areas of environmentalism, providing insight and extending understanding of these issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857247629 20160607
Green Library
207 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans (chiefly col.).
1 online resource (180 pages) : illustrations.
  • Introducción / Indira Betancourt López y Adrián Ferrandis Martínez
  • Metodologías de intervención para un desarrollo sostenible: concertación y planificación / Joan Noguera Tur
  • Cooperativismo y desarrollo local. Una mirada desde la política económica y social de Cuba / Niurbis Vaillant Garbey y María Julia Hechavarria Lescaille
  • Los límites entre lo urbano y lo rural. Mejorando ciudades para el desarrollo futuro, aprendiendo del pasado / Héctor del Alcázar Indarte
  • La educación ambiental como alternativa para el desarrollo sostenible en la comunidad periférica «Venceremos» de la ciudad de Santiago de Cuba / María Teresa Boada Estrada y Mirka Gutiérrez Feros
  • El papel de la ordenación del territorio en el desarrollo local sostenible «criterios para su aplicación» / Adrián Ferrandis Martíne
  • Las imprescindibles sinergias entre los diversos actores políticos ysociales en pos del desarrollo local en Cuba / Indira Betancourt López
  • Memoria histórica e intergeneracionalidad para el desarrollo social / Joan del Alcàzar Garrido y Sacramento Pinazo Hernandis
  • Evolución histórica del desarrollo en Santiago de Cuba (1934-2011) / Concepción Portuondo López
  • Intervención y participación social una conexión necesaria en el desarrollo local / Ana Sales Ten.
xxvii, 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword.- Italian Ambassador in Pakistan.- Preface.- Introduction.- Studies and documentation on tourism, mapping of historical hotspot in Multan Walled City.- Microcredit system for building rehabilitation and strengthening arts and crafts.- Strategic analysis on the Multan handicrafts.- Economic fundamentals to create Italian-pakistani entrepreneurial relationships.- Remote sensing urban analysis.- Ground surveys.- Energy problems analysis.- Water and sanitation.- Air Quality Monitoring.- Urban planning.- Urban Design Traffic analysis and solutions.- Housing and living conditions.- Guidelines for the preservation of historical buildings within the walled city.- Wooden elements buildings conservation projects.- Haram gate conservation project.- Pakistan-Italian Resource Centre at Multan.- Italian Collaboration Program for Training and Capacity Building.- Lessons learned in managing an international multidisciplinary cross cultural cooperation project.- Shaping the future.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319021164 20160614
This book describes six months of initial intensive activities within a motivating multidisciplinary project to achieve sustainable social, economic, and environmental revitalization in the historic core of Multan City, Pakistan. The project is managed by Fondazione Politecnico di Milano within the framework of the "Pakistan-Italian Debt for Development Swap Agreement" and has five components: a livelihood improvement program, a living conditions improvement program, revitalization of physical assets, establishment of a Pakistan-Italian resource centre in Multan, and an Italian collaboration program for training and capacity building. All aspects are covered in this book, which provides a comprehensive account of progress in this excellent example of cross-cultural cooperation between a Western and an Eastern country in regenerating an historic populated site.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319021164 20160614
Green Library
1 online resource (671 p.)
202 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 online resource (24 minutes) Digital: data file.
Examining the increasing importance of sustainability in architectural design, this video tours a variety of sustainable structures. It explores the Currents, which is a ten-story residential tower and home to the Great Canadian Theatre Company, and explains that the building arose from the partnership between Peter Busby and Windmill Developments in Ottawa.
xx, 417 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
xxii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Preface by Prof. Philomina Okeke-Iherjirika (Women Studies Program, University of Alberta).- Chapter 1: Introduction: MDGs in Retrospect in Africa (by editors).- PART 1: VULNERABILITIES, POVERTY & EMPOWERMENT.- Chapter 2: Social Protection: An alternative or not for Africa's Post-2015 Development Agenda? - Julie Drolet (University of Calgary).- Chapter 3: Are We Able to Lift the Downtrodden? The MDGs and Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Ghana - Patricia Serwaa Afrifa (Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana).- Chapter 4: Urbanization and Poverty in Kinshasa: Thinking Beyond the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - Clement Longondjo Etambakonga (University of the Witwatersrand/Johannesburg).- Chapter 5: Reducing Extreme Poverty and Hunger: The case of Children in South African families in the Mpumalanga Province. Monde Makiwane (Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa).- Chapter 6: Empowering Local Institutions for Better Outcomes from Large-Scale Agricultural Investments in Nigeria - Evans S. Osabuohien (Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria).- PART 2: EDUCATION & GENDER.- Chapter 7: Millennium Development in Retrospect: Higher Education in Africa's Development Beyond 2015 - N'Dri T. Assie-Lumumba.- Chapter 8: Funding Quality Education in Rural Central Tanzania: A Case for Social Entrepreneurship - Serena Koisaaba (Independent Researcher, U.S.A.).- Chapter 9: The African Gender Development Gap: Rethinking Strategies to achieve MDG's - Stephen Macharia Magu (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA).- Chapter 10: Climate Change: Vulnerbility and Adaptation, A Case Study of Men and Women Farmers in Eritrea - Yordanos Tesfamariam (University of Regina).- PART 3: MDGs & THE DIFFERENT SHADES OF HEALTH.- Chapter 11: Dimension of childhood development within the Millennium Development Goals: The role of water-related characteristics in reducing the burden of childhood diseases in South Africa - Furzana Timol (Human Sciences Research Council and University of KwaZulu-Natal).- Chapter 12: Culture, Traditions and Maternal Health: A community Approach towards Improved Maternal Health - Mary Ssonko Nabacwa et al. (Uganda Christian University).- Chapter 13: (Ad)dressing Sexual Reproductive Health Issues and its Determinants in Eight Priority Areas of South Africa: Evidence from a Situational Analysis of Millennium Development Goals in KZN and EC - Nene Ernest Khalema (Human Sciences Research Council and University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa).- Chapter 14: Civil Society Activism for the Prevention and Treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases in South Africa: Implications for Policy and Practice. Catherine Ndinda (Human Science Research Council and University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa).- PART 4: POST-2015: PARTNERSHIPS & AID.- Chapter 15: Developing global partnership for development: Chinese investments in Africa and impacts on sustainable development - Daouda CISSE (Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa).- Chapter 16: Aid Effectiveness and Development Policies in Botswana: A Successful Story" - Cristian Talesco (Hong Kong Polytechnic University).- PART 5: POST 2015: GOVERNANCE & DEVELOPMENT.- Chapter 17: Evaluating women's political participation and the impact on sustainable, socio-economic development - Stephen Macharia Magu (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA).- Chapter 18: From Rhetoric to Reality: Bridging the gap between Aspiration for Democracy and Governance Performance in Nigeria and South Africa - Patrick Oluwole Ojo (Afe Babalola University).- Chapter 19 Trusting the Coalface: Public Trust in South African Local Government and the Millennium Development Goals - Steven Gordon (University of Kwazulu Natal and Human Sciences Research council).- Chapter 20: Democratic political leadership and governance: Envisioning a post 2015 development Agenda in Africa: Uganda as a case study - Evelyn Mayanja (University of Manitoba).- Chapter 21: Conclusion: Africa Beyond 2015 - MDGs Prospects, its Discontents, and Implications (editors with Dr. Monde Makiwane).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319161655 20160618
This volume examines the impact of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on Africa's development post-2015. It assesses the current state of the MDGs in Africa by outlining the successes, gaps and failures of the state goals, including lessons learned. A unique feature of the book is the exposition on post-MDG's agenda for Africa's development. Chapters on poverty, south-south partnership, aid, gender, empowerment, health as well as governance and development explore what feasible alternative lie ahead for Africa beyond the expiry date of the MDGs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319161655 20160618
Green Library
1 online resource (ix, 115 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the data
  • Introduction
  • The world by income, FY2017
  • The world by region
  • Sustainable development goals
  • 1. No poverty
  • 2. Zero hunger
  • 3. Good health and well-being
  • 4. Quality education
  • 5. Gender equality
  • 6. Clean water and sanitation
  • 7. Affordable and clean energy
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 9. Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
  • 10. Reduced inequalities
  • 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 13. Climate action
  • 14. Life below water
  • 15. Life on land
  • 16. Peace, justice, and strong institutions --17. Partnership for global development
  • Sustainable development goals and targets.
The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017 uses maps, charts and analysis to illustrate, trends, challenges and measurement issues related to each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Atlas primarily draws on World Development Indicators (WDI) - the World Bank's compilation of internationally comparable statistics about global development and the quality of people's livesGiven the breadth and scope of the SDGs, the editors have been selective, emphasizing issues considered important by experts in the World Bank's Global Practices and Cross Cutting Solution Areas. Nevertheless, The Atlas aims to reflect the breadth of the Goals themselves and presents national and regional trends and snapshots of progress towards the UN's seventeen Sustainable Development Goals: poverty, hunger, health, education, gender, water, energy, jobs, infrastructure, inequalities, cities, consumption, climate, oceans, the environment, peace, institutions, and partnerships. Between 1990 and 2013, nearly one billion people were raised out of extreme poverty. Its elimination is now a realistic prospect, although this will require both sustained growth and reduced inequality. Even then, gender inequalities continue to hold back human potential.Undernourishment and stunting have nearly halved since 1990, despite increasing food loss, while the burden of infectious disease has also declined. Access to water has expanded, but progress on sanitation has been slower. For too many people, access to healthcare and education still depends on personal financial means. To date the environmental cost of growth has been high. Accumulated damage to oceanic and terrestrial ecosystems is considerable. But hopeful signs exist: while greenhouse gas emissions are at record levels, so too is renewable energy investment.While physical infrastructure continues to expand, so too does population, so that urban housing and rural access to roads remain a challenge, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Meanwhile the institutional infrastructure of development strengthens, with more reliable government budgeting and foreign direct investment recovering from a post-financial crisis decline. Official development assistance, however, continues to fall short of target levels.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464810800 20170925
vii, 422 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Industrial development : some stylized facts and policy directions / Dani Rodrik
  • Technology, globalization, and international competitiveness : challenges for developing countries / Carl Dahlman
  • Developing country multinationals : South-South investment comes of age / Dilek Aykut and Andrea Goldstein
  • Natural resource-based industries : prospects for Africa's agriculture / Mónica Kjöllerström and Kledia Dallto
  • The textiles and clothing industry : adjusting to a post quota world / Ratnakar Adhikari and Yumiko Yamamoto
  • Services-led industrialization in India : prospects and challenges / Nirvikar Singh
  • Industrial development and economic growth : implications for poverty reduction and income inequality / Matleena Kniivilä
  • Industrial energy and materials efficiency : what role for policies? / Mohan Peck and Ralph Chipman
  • From supply chains to value chains : a spotlight on CSR / Malika Bhandarkar and Tarcisio Alvarez-Rivero
  • Policy lessons for 21st century industrializers / David O'Connor.
In 2005 the United Nations Member States reiterated that sustainable development was a key element of the overarching framework for United Nations activities. This book highlights key challenges for developing countries and how effectively and with what sort of policies different countries have responded to them. The volume examines industrial development as central to the process of structural transformation which characterizes economic development. It points to new challenges and opportunities facing today's industrialisers as a result of globalization, technological change and new international trade rules. It also discusses social and environmental aspects of industrial development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211045642 20160528
Green Library
1 online resource (192 p.) : chiefly ill.
xxxi, 223 p.
1 online resource (pages cm)
xviii, 290 p. : ill.
  • pt. 1. The land
  • pt. 2. Repairing the dysfunctional growth machine
  • pt. 3. Agile urban futures.
xii, 116 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
xv, 155 p. ; 21 cm.
  • The myth of control : complex versus linear systems
  • The myth of growth : limits and sustainability
  • The myth of energy : the second law of thermodynamics
  • The myth of the free market : the loss of diversity, democracy, and economic resiliency
  • The myth of progress : a need for cultural change
  • Epilogue : from consumption to connection.
In this compelling and cogently argued book, Tom Wessels demonstrates how our current path toward progress, based on continual economic expansion and inefficient use of resources, runs absolutely contrary to three foundational scientific laws that govern all complex natural systems. It is a myth, he contends, that progress depends on a growing economy. Wessels explains his theory with his three laws of sustainability: (1) the law of limits to growth, (2) the second law of thermodynamics, which exposes the dangers of increased energy consumption, and (3) the law of self-organization, which results in the marvelous diversity of such highly evolved systems as the human body and complex ecosystems. These laws, scientifically proven to sustain life in its myriad forms, have been cast aside since the eighteenth century, first by Western economists, political pragmatists, and governments attracted by the idea of unlimited growth, and more recently by a global economy dominated by large corporations, in which consolidation and oversimplification create large-scale inefficiencies in both material and energy usage. Wessels makes scientific theory readily accessible by offering examples of how the laws of sustainability function in the complex systems we can observe in the natural world around us. He shows how systems such as forests can be templates for developing sustainable economic practices that will allow true progress. Demonstrating that all environmental problems have their source in a disregard for the laws of sustainability that is based on the myth of progress, he concludes with an impassioned argument for cultural change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611684162 20160611
Science Library (Li and Ma)
vii, 150 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 21 cm.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Megatrend One. The global shift of power from West to East
  • The (relative) decline of the West
  • The rise of the rest.
  • 3. Megatrend Two. The impact of climate change
  • The limits of growth
  • Impact on Africa
  • Interconnected challenges.
  • 4. Megatrend Three. Globalisation and state power
  • Distributed power
  • A new global power
  • A return of state power?
  • Developed versus developing countries
  • Ideology and Africa
  • Civil society
  • Globalisation and geopolitics.
  • 5. Megatrend Four. Interdependence and complexity
  • African connections
  • Implications for governance
  • A global deficit in management?
  • Towards a global order
  • Global inequality on the decline?
  • A concentration of riches.
  • 6. African variable one. A growing and dynamic population
  • Africa's demographic transition
  • Africa's youth bulge
  • Urbanisation, poverty and insecurity
  • Skills loss.
  • 7. African variable two. Trade, aid and growth
  • Commodities-based economic growth
  • Oil, energy and growth
  • Aid.
  • 8. African variable three. Democratisation and governance
  • Progress over several decades
  • Democratisation for Africans?
  • Corruption.
  • 9. African variable four. Peace and stability
  • Impact of democracy and external peacemaking
  • African leadership
  • Alarmism and despondency
  • Policing Africa
  • Global insecurity on the rise?
  • 10. The importance of regional integration for African development.
  • Political solidarity versus economic reality
  • North Africa and the Horn
  • A sub-regional imperative.
  • 11. Conclusion.
  • Bad news sells
  • Key global trends
  • China and Africa
  • India and the vision of a developmental state
  • Global threats to prosperity
  • Implications for Africa
  • The US and the UN
  • Finally.
Green Library


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