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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)
Book
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
Book
207 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans (chiefly col.).
Book
207 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans (chiefly col.)
Book
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.
Book
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
Book
1 online resource (671 p.)
Book
202 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Video
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.
Book
xx, 417 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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xx, 417 p. : ill.
Book
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
Book
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 World Bank's compilation of statistics from over 200 economies is built around World Development Indicators (WDI) - selected indicators have been identified and visualized to analyze trends and challenges, and to catalyze discussion on measurement issues. 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 (SDGs). Given 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464810800 20180326
Book
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
Book
1 online resource (192 p.) : chiefly ill.
Book
xxxi, 223 p.
  • Foreword by Danny Glover Preface to the 2012 Edition Acknowledgments Introduction by Scott Kurashige 1. These Are the Times to Grow Our Souls 2. Revolution as a New Beginning 3. Let's Talk about Malcolm and Martin 4. Detroit, Place and Space to Begin Anew 5. A Paradigm Shift in Our Concept of Education 6. We Are the Leaders We've Been Looking For Notes Afterword: In Conversation with Immanuel Wallerstein Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520272590 20180521
A world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America, shrewdly assesses the current crisis - political, economical, and environmental - and shows how to create the radical social change we need to confront new realities. A vibrant, inspirational force, Boggs has participated in all of the twentieth century's major social movements - for civil rights, women's rights, workers' rights, and more. She draws from seven decades of activist experience, and a rigorous commitment to critical thinking, to redefine "revolution" for our times. From her home in Detroit, she reveals how hope and creativity are overcoming despair and decay within the most devastated urban communities. Her book is a manifesto for creating alternative modes of work, politics, and human interaction that will collectively constitute the next American Revolution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520272590 20180521
Book
xxxi, 223 p.
  • Foreword by Danny Glover Preface to the 2012 Edition Acknowledgments Introduction by Scott Kurashige 1. These Are the Times to Grow Our Souls 2. Revolution as a New Beginning 3. Let's Talk about Malcolm and Martin 4. Detroit, Place and Space to Begin Anew 5. A Paradigm Shift in Our Concept of Education 6. We Are the Leaders We've Been Looking For Notes Afterword: In Conversation with Immanuel Wallerstein Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520272590 20180521
A world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America, shrewdly assesses the current crisis - political, economical, and environmental - and shows how to create the radical social change we need to confront new realities. A vibrant, inspirational force, Boggs has participated in all of the twentieth century's major social movements - for civil rights, women's rights, workers' rights, and more. She draws from seven decades of activist experience, and a rigorous commitment to critical thinking, to redefine "revolution" for our times. From her home in Detroit, she reveals how hope and creativity are overcoming despair and decay within the most devastated urban communities. Her book is a manifesto for creating alternative modes of work, politics, and human interaction that will collectively constitute the next American Revolution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520272590 20180521
Book
1 online resource (pages cm)
Book
1 online resource (257 pages)
  • Foreword by Danny Glover Preface to the 2012 Edition Acknowledgments Introduction by Scott Kurashige 1. These Are the Times to Grow Our Souls 2. Revolution as a New Beginning 3. Let's Talk about Malcolm and Martin 4. Detroit, Place and Space to Begin Anew 5. A Paradigm Shift in Our Concept of Education 6. We Are the Leaders We've Been Looking For Notes Afterword: In Conversation with Immanuel Wallerstein Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520272590 20180521
A world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America, shrewdly assesses the current crisis - political, economical, and environmental - and shows how to create the radical social change we need to confront new realities. A vibrant, inspirational force, Boggs has participated in all of the twentieth century's major social movements - for civil rights, women's rights, workers' rights, and more. She draws from seven decades of activist experience, and a rigorous commitment to critical thinking, to redefine "revolution" for our times. From her home in Detroit, she reveals how hope and creativity are overcoming despair and decay within the most devastated urban communities. Her book is a manifesto for creating alternative modes of work, politics, and human interaction that will collectively constitute the next American Revolution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520272590 20180521
Book
xviii, 290 p. : ill.
  • pt. 1. The land
  • pt. 2. Repairing the dysfunctional growth machine
  • pt. 3. Agile urban futures.

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