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xxv, 278 p. : ill.
  • NATURE'S URGENT MESSAGE TO THE WORLD'S DECISION MAKERS The Principles of Biophysical Sustainability The Waterbed Principle The Law of Cosmic Unification Nature's Inviolable Biophysical Principles Decision Making and Nature's Rules of Engagement Every Decision Has Its Antithesis The Inviolable Rules of Decision Making WHEN THE DECISION MAKING BECOMES SELF-SERVING The Stages of an Environmental Agency Introduction An Introduction to Command-and-Control Decision Making The Inception of an Agency We Are the Agency Stages in the Cycle of an Agency When Dysfunctional Decision Making Creeps In The Homeostatic Command-and-Control of Decision Making The Mythology of Abnegating Personal Responsibility The Unpredictability of Environmental Laws Setting the Stage for the Engagement of Coping Mechanisms How Coping Mechanisms Influence the Effectiveness of Decision Making Dissonance within Duplicity: Sustainability Programs at the Southern Nevada Water Authority, a Case Study Jessica K. La Porte, PhD Breaking the Dysfunctional Cycle of Environmental Agency Decision Making How Job Descriptions Limit Professional Decision Making Leaders and Managers Make Fundamentally Different Kinds of Decisions Categories of Value Why a Vision Is Important Understanding a Vision WHAT MAKES A PSYCHOLOGICALLY MATURE DECISION MAKER? The Essence of a Responsible Decision Maker Personal Values and Philosophy of Life Characteristics of an Effective Decision Maker Coping with the Responsibilities and Pressures of Social-Environmental Decision Making Introduction Circumstances Faced by Decision Makers Being and Disclosing Yourself Perfectionism and the Fear of Making Decisions Coping with Someone You Dislike Imagine Yourself as Different People Inspiring Performance Nurturing Creativity Making Do with What You Have Establishing Realistic Objectives The Need for Urgency Give Counsel, Not Advice The Questions We Ask Maintaining Viability as a Leader Social-Environmental Decision Making within Organizations Giving Children a Voice in Their Future through Shared Decision Making The Great American Irony: Children Have No Voice in Their Future Changing Our Adult Thinking The Ultimate Democratic Revolution in Decision Making: Giving Children a Voice in Their Future Afterword Appendix: Common and Scientific Names of Plants and Animals Index All chapters include a summary and notes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466552173 20160610
Increasingly, environmental decision making is like playing a multidimensional game of chess. With interactions between the atmosphere, the litho-hydrosphere, and the biosphere, the game is at once a measure of complexity, uncertainty, interdisciplinary acuity, social-environmental sustainability, and social justice for all generations. As such, it demands a systemic point of view. Decision Making for a Sustainable Environment: A Systemic Approach gives readers the tools to replace the dysfunctional, symptomatic decision making that has plunged the world into environmental crises with a systemic approach that fosters social-environmental sustainability. A New Paradigm for Environmental Decision Making Based on the author's more than 45 years of research and broad, international experience, this book guides policy makers and managers to work with-rather than within-theoretical and methodological frameworks to achieve multidimensional and multilayered policy decisions. It discusses systemic thinking as a rational, viable alternative to competitive, materialistic, and symptomatic decision making. Insights, Approaches, and Examples for Leadership Organized into three parts, the book begins by describing the inviolable biophysical principles that define the limitations of human choices. The second part examines in depth why the conventional command-and-control form of decision making tends to become dysfunctional and fails. It also explains how to break the cycle of such behavior. A case study by Jessica K. La Porte explores the challenges of creating a program of environmentally sustainable decision making. The third part of the book explores what it takes to be a psychologically mature decision maker. A Peaceful Path toward Social-Environmental Sustainability for All Generations Proposing new ways of thinking and problem solving, this book provides readers with the ideas, language, approaches, and examples to move toward genuine social-environmental sustainability. It offers counsel on how to be a psychologically mature trustee of planet Earth and leave a more viable legacy for future generations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466552173 20160610
Book
xvii, 276 p. ; 25 cm.
'What about the twenty-first century? Will we finally accept our responsibilities as guardians of planet Earth, the biological living trust, for the beneficiaries, the children of today, tomorrow, and beyond? Or, will it too be a century of lethal, economic struggle among the polarized positions of the supremely dysfunctional among us? Are they - once again - to be allowed to determine the legacy we, as a society, as a nation, bequeath those who follow us? The choice is ours, the adults of the world. How shall we choose?' So writes Chris Maser in this compelling study of three interactive spheres of the ecosystem: atmosphere (air), litho-hydrosphere (rock that comprises the restless continents and the water that surrounds them), and biosphere (all life sandwiched in between). Rich in detail and insightful analogies, "Earth in Our Care" addresses key issues including land-use policies, ecological restoration, forest management, local living, and sustainability thinking. Exploring our interconnectedness with the Earth, Maser examines today's problems and, more importantly, provides solutions for the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813545592 20160528
Green Library
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xix, 235 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION WHAT IS FOREST CERTIFICATION? THE CERTIFICATION MOVEMENT FORESTRY AS AN EVOLUTION IN CONSCIOUSNESS PART ONE, A BRIEF LOOK AT TODAY'S FORESTRY CHAPTER 1, THE PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATION OF TODAY'S FORESTRY, An Overview Defining the Problem PART TWO, SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY THROUGH THE PROCESS OF CERTIFICATION CHAPTER 2, CERTIFICATION AND TRUSTEESHIP A Certified Forest as a Living Trust The Importance of Certification CHAPTER 3, THE HISTORY OF FOREST CERTIFICATION SmartWood Institute for Sustainable Forestry Forest Stewardship Council Things to Do Prior to Seeking Certification CHAPTER 4, HOW THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS WORKS In the Forest Chain-of Custody in General CHAPTER 5, SOME OF THE COMMON PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED DURING THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS Forest Landowners and Forest Managers Forestry Environment Social and Economic Chain-of-Custody CONCLUSIONS.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566705103 20160528
From recycled products to organic food, the movement to be "environmentally friendly" is now expanding into the forestry field. Recognizing this impact, Home Depot has committed to giving preference to selling "certified wood, " proven to come from forests that meet certain biological and social sustainablility standards. Retailers and vendors can offer certified wood through the international Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and FSC accredited organizations like SmartWood, recently featured in People magazine.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566705103 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxi, 321 p. ; 25 cm.
  • The Human Dimension of Social-Environmental Planning. How We Think. Language and Communication. Nature's Rules of Engagement in Social-Environmental Planning. The Law of Cosmic Unification. Basic Components of Design. Habitat, the Language of Boundaries. Patterns Across the Landscape. Infrastructure. Shared Relationships between Everyforest and Everycity. Cumulative Effects, Lag Periods, and Thresholds. Age as an Archive of History. Ecology and Economy. A Century for Healing. Toward Social-Environmental Equality in a Diverse World. Social-Environmental Planning in Space and Time. Challenges for Social-Environmental Planning. Where Leaders Dare to Go. Glossary. Appendix: Common and Scientific Names of Plants and Animals.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439814598 20160528
Discusses the sustainability of the planet and its population when dealing with climate change. This book focuses on community based solutions and how the heavy lifting of sustainability can always be done inside existing cities and communities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439814598 20160528
Green Library
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xix, 257 p. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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373 p.
A study of sustainable forestry. The author seeks to be both informative and entertaining, and examines sustainable forestry in relation to philosophy, science and economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781884015168 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xv, 280 pages ; 25 cm
  • Sustainable development : the concept
  • True community is founded on a sense of place, history, and trust
  • Nature's inviolable biophysical principles and land use planning
  • Planning for a local living economy : reinventing the comprehensive plan
  • Planning for a local living economy : nature's biophysical requirements
  • Reframing the problem
  • Modeling the planning process after nature
  • Implementing the comprehensive plan
  • Monitoring progress
  • Ongoing community engagement : citizens as planners.
Thirteen years ago, the first edition of Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development examined the question: is the environmental doomsday scenario inevitable? It then presented the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning and an array of alternatives for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land. This second edition captures current success stories, showcasing creative, resilient strategies for fundamentally changing the way we alter our landscape. See What's New in the Second Edition: Explains the relationship between innovative land-use planning and nature's impartial, inviolate biophysical principles that govern the outcome of all planning Focuses on how decision making that flows from and aligns with nature's biophysical principles benefits all generations by consciously protecting and maintaining social-environmental sustainability Proposes an alternative framework for municipal comprehensive plans framing the community as a living system Written by two experienced professionals in sustainable development planning, the second edition revisits the successes as well as barriers to progress associated with establishing new community development models, such as EcoMunicipalities. The authors emphasize the necessity and potency of citizen involvement and initiatives. They provide proposals for alternative approaches that rest on lessons from history as well as the research, wisdom, and vision of many individuals and communities whose work they have studied. The book supplies a sturdy platform on which to continually build and innovate progress in sustainable land use planning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466581142 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
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203 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Foundations of Debate Over Land Use in America Property Rights and Responsibilities Our Economic Model Human Migratory Patterns Human Nature Attempts to Modify Conventional Land-Use Planning Zoning New Urbanism Traditional Neighborhood Development Protecting Diversity through Land-Use Planning Composition, Structure, and Function of Habitat The Effect of Modifying Habitat Cumulative Effects, Thresholds, and Lag Periods Constraints: The Building Blocks of Sustainable Planning Modeling the Planning Process after Nature Fluidity Nonlinearity Diversity and Self-Organization Eliminating the Concept of "Waste" An Alternative Approach to Comprehensive Land-Use Planning Land-Use Planning and the Notion of Supply and Demand Structural Components of the Comprehensive Plan Developing a Comprehensive Plan Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Transportation Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Land-Use Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Community Facilities and Services Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Cultural Resources Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Economic Development Paradigm Warning Implementing the Comprehensive Plan Zoning Ordinances Other Regulatory Approaches to Land-Use Control Non-Regulatory Methods of Controlling Land Use Monitoring Progress Change and Our Perception of It Creating Measures of Progress Outputs vs. Outcomes Keeping the Message Alive The Message At What Scale is Planning Most Effective? Is a "Paradigm Shift" Occurring? Barriers to Overcome Endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
Is the doomsday scenario inevitable? With our increasingly diminishing natural habitat and other natural resources, it seems that we are headed in that direction. After centuries of patchwork land planning, out-of-scale development and cookbook methods, it is clear that we need a better way. Authors Silberstein and Maser explore a different scenario in Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development.The authors review the foundations of current land use practices from historical, constitutional, economic, ecological, and societal perspectives. They analyze the results of these practices and suggest alternative methods for guiding, directing, and controlling the ways in which we modify the landscape. They make the case that we-as humans-have the capacity for community with all life and can ultimately embrace the notion that individual well-being is wrapped up in the well-being of the whole, and that social change can occur before major disasters require it.This is the first book to incorporate land-use planning with sustainability. The authors offer a perspective that opens a range of possibilities for changing current methods. They tackle the difficult dilemma of creating consensus among people-tapping the powers of mind, intuition, and experience in developing a sustainable community. Using sustainability as a framework, Silberstein and Maser present the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning. With Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, you will discover an array of ideas for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
Book
203 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Foundations of Debate Over Land Use in America Property Rights and Responsibilities Our Economic Model Human Migratory Patterns Human Nature Attempts to Modify Conventional Land-Use Planning Zoning New Urbanism Traditional Neighborhood Development Protecting Diversity through Land-Use Planning Composition, Structure, and Function of Habitat The Effect of Modifying Habitat Cumulative Effects, Thresholds, and Lag Periods Constraints: The Building Blocks of Sustainable Planning Modeling the Planning Process after Nature Fluidity Nonlinearity Diversity and Self-Organization Eliminating the Concept of "Waste" An Alternative Approach to Comprehensive Land-Use Planning Land-Use Planning and the Notion of Supply and Demand Structural Components of the Comprehensive Plan Developing a Comprehensive Plan Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Transportation Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Land-Use Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Community Facilities and Services Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Cultural Resources Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Economic Development Paradigm Warning Implementing the Comprehensive Plan Zoning Ordinances Other Regulatory Approaches to Land-Use Control Non-Regulatory Methods of Controlling Land Use Monitoring Progress Change and Our Perception of It Creating Measures of Progress Outputs vs. Outcomes Keeping the Message Alive The Message At What Scale is Planning Most Effective? Is a "Paradigm Shift" Occurring? Barriers to Overcome Endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
Is the doomsday scenario inevitable? With our increasingly diminishing natural habitat and other natural resources, it seems that we are headed in that direction. After centuries of patchwork land planning, out-of-scale development and cookbook methods, it is clear that we need a better way. Authors Silberstein and Maser explore a different scenario in Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development.The authors review the foundations of current land use practices from historical, constitutional, economic, ecological, and societal perspectives. They analyze the results of these practices and suggest alternative methods for guiding, directing, and controlling the ways in which we modify the landscape. They make the case that we-as humans-have the capacity for community with all life and can ultimately embrace the notion that individual well-being is wrapped up in the well-being of the whole, and that social change can occur before major disasters require it.This is the first book to incorporate land-use planning with sustainability. The authors offer a perspective that opens a range of possibilities for changing current methods. They tackle the difficult dilemma of creating consensus among people-tapping the powers of mind, intuition, and experience in developing a sustainable community. Using sustainability as a framework, Silberstein and Maser present the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning. With Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, you will discover an array of ideas for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
242 p.
  • If the GDP Is Up, Why Is the GPI Down? From Normative Debate to Progressive Democratic Economics, J. Venetoulis Sustainable Development and the Genuine Progress Indicator: An Updated Methodology and Application in Policy Settings, J. Talberth and C. Cobb Refining the Ecological Footprint, J. Venetoulis and J. Talberth Learning by Experiencing: Systemics, Futures Thinking, and Scenarios, R. Bawden and M. Reichenbach Using Lean Thinking Approaches to Speed Sustainable Development, J.R. Sinton Working Together to Sustain Local Economy, Environment, and Community: The University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, K. Draeger, L. Ulland, O. Ukaga, and M. Reichenbach The Holistic Management Framework: Ensuring Social, Environmental, and Economically Sound Development, A. Savory and J. Butterfield Taking Personal Action toward Sustainability, V. Simon-Brown and C. Maser Participatory Leadership for Sustainable Development, O. Ukaga, C. Moumouni, M. Reichenbach, and C. Maser Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439820636 20160605
Coined in the 1970s, the term sustainable development and the ideas behind it have enjoyed varying amounts of popularity over the years. And while dire predictions abound, the full impacts of global warming are not known, nor can they be known. What we do know is that to be sustainable, all societies must adjust to new realities, which include changing ecosystems and natural limits to growth. How do we address these issues and maintain an equitable way of life for all on the planet? Exploring the human-related aspects of sustainable development, Sustainable Development: Principles, Frameworks, and Case Studies emphasizes the need to move away from an unwanted circumstance by being systemic in our thinking instead of symptomatic. The authors argue that we cannot move away from an unwanted, negative circumstance, unless we can move toward a desired, positive outcome. The text summarizes positive approaches and presents strong theoretical and historical concepts along with salient case examples that illustrate the desired outcome of each model or framework discussed. Often ensnared in thorny political ideology, the sustainable development issue also suffers from a deep and multidimensional nature that can be intimidating. This book offers, in one volume, a broad discussion of important frameworks pertaining to sustainable development. Based on the expertise of distinguished practitioners and scholars, the book's content includes diverse and interrelated subjects drawn from a wide range of geographical areas. It offers techniques for evaluating and applying the basic principles of sustainable development and participatory project planning to achieve economic and environmental goals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439820636 20160605

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