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vii, 403 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
viii, 196 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction. Contexts and Approaches: A plurality of perspectives-- The biospheric perspective-- Human perspectives-- Biospheric dependence-- The paradox of the human position-- "Personal" perspectives. Towards a Synthetic Theory: Map and territory-- Evolutionary-ecological exigencies-- Anthropological contexts-- "Integration". Fundamentals of Integration: Basic needs and ecology-- Conditions and contexts-- Water-- Nutrition-- clothing: (not just) temperature regulation-- Architecture: temperature regulation and safety-- Security and sustainability-- Health. Eco-Cultural Integration: Ecology in culture and "the Good Life"-- Rest and arousal-- Social needs and the company of nature-- Spirituality-- Nature, knowledge, and creativity-- Sustainability and self-efficacy-- Conclusion-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754646020 20160527
Until recently, there has been a widespread view that we must give up amenities of modern life in order to achieve environmental sustainability. While newspapers and other popular media tend to focus on the negative aspects of environmental change, this volume examines the alternative notion of 'positive ecology'. Initially gleamed from the orientation of 'positive psychology', this argues that environmental science has been all too focused on analysing negative 'pathologies' and forgetting to provide more positive analysis and activism for sustainability. Bringing together a wide range of 'positive ecology' orientated case studies for the first time, the book discusses the wider contexts of how humanity is dependent on a functioning, biodiverse ecosphere of which we are only one part. It provides an original and previously undervalued approach to sustainability, and suggests that work towards sustainability is not only a necessity for our children's future, but necessary, sensible and meaningful in the present.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754646020 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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393 p.
  • 1. Introduction Fikret Berkes, Johan Colding and Carl Folke-- Part I. Perspectives on Resilience: 2. Adaptive dancing Lance Gunderson-- 3. Nature and society through the lens of resilience Iain J. Davidson-Hunt and Fikret Berkes-- 4. Redundancy and diversity Bobbi Low, Elinor Ostrom, Carl Simon and James Wilson-- Part II. Building Resilience in Local Management Systems: 5. The strategy of the commons Lars Carlsson-- 6. Management practices for building adaptive capacity Maria Tengo and Monica Hammer-- 7. Living with disturbance Johan Colding, Per Olsson and Thomas Elmqvist-- Part III. Social-ecological Learning and Adaption: 8. Exploring the role of local ecological knowledge in ecosystem management Madhav Gadgil, Per Olsson, Fikret Berkes and Carl Folke-- 9. Facing the adaptive challenge Kristen Blann, Steve Light and Jo Ann Musumeci-- 10. Caribou co-management in northern Canada Anne Kendrick-- Part IV. Cross-scale Institutional Response to Change: 11. Dynamics of social-ecological changes in a lagoon fishery in southern Brazil Cristiana Seixas and Fikret Berkes-- 12. Keeping ecological resilience afloat in cross-scale turbulence Janis Alcorn, John Bamba, Stefanus Masiun, Ita Natalia and Antoinette Royo-- 13. Policy transformations in the US Forest Sector, 1970-2000 Ronald L. Trosper-- 14. Synthesis Carl Folke, Johan Colding and Fikret Berkes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521815925 20160528
In the effort towards sustainability, it has become increasingly important to develop conceptual frames to understand the dynamics of social and ecological systems. Drawing on complex systems theory, this book investigates how human societies deal with change in linked social-ecological systems, and build capacity to adapt to change. The concept of resilience is central in this context. Resilient social-ecological systems have the potential to sustain development by responding to and shaping change in a manner that does not lead to loss of future options. Resilient systems also provide capacity for renewal and innovation in the face of rapid transformation and crisis. The term navigating in the title is meant to capture this dynamic process. Case studies and examples from several geographic areas, cultures and resource types are included, merging forefront research from natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities into a common framework for new insights on sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521815925 20160528
Green Library
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415 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xi, 210 p. ; 21 cm.
We are living beyond our means, running up debts both economic and ecological, consuming the planet's resources at rates not remotely sustainable. But it's hard to imagine a different way. How can we live without cheap goods and easy credit? How can we consume without consuming the systems that support life? How can we live well and live within our means? In Treading Softly, Thomas Princen helps us imagine an alternative. We need, he says, a new normal, an ecological order that is actually economical with resources, that embraces limits, that sees sustainable living not as a "lifestyle" but as a long-term connection to fresh, free-flowing water, fertile soil, and healthy food. The goal would be to live well by living well within the capacities of our resources. Princen doesn't offer a quick fix -- there's no list of easy ways to save the planet to hang on the refrigerator. He gives us instead a positive, realistic sense of the possible, with an abundance of examples, concepts, and tools for imagining, then realizing, how to live within our biophysical means.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262014175 20160603
Green Library
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v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xiv, 337 p. ; 23 cm.
This work presents case studies of programmes that recognize indigenous rights, and brings direct experience to bear on the international debate over intellectual property, conservation and indigenous rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781559633796 20160528
Green Library
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xiv, 337 p. ; 23 cm.
This work presents case studies of programmes that recognize indigenous rights, and brings direct experience to bear on the international debate over intellectual property, conservation and indigenous rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781559633796 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
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xvi, 200 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface * Introduction * Urban Affluence and Shifting Environmental Burdens * Urban Water: From Health to Sustainability * Shifting Environmental Challenges in Accra, Jakarta and Sao Paulo * Organizing Environmental Improvements in Deprived Neighbourhoods: Plans, Markets, Local Collective Action and Beyond * Techniques for Assessing Local Environmental Problems in Deprived Neighbourhoods * Gender and Local Environmental Management in Accra * Urban Environmental Justice in a Changing World * References * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853835612 20160528
Local environments such as cities and neighbourhoods are becoming a focal point for those concerned with environmental justice and sustainability. "The Citizens at Risk" takes up this emerging agenda and analyses the key issues in a refreshingly simple yet sophisticated style. Taking a comparative look at cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the book examines: the changing nature of urban environmental risks, the rules governing the distribution of such risks and their differential impact, how the risks arise and who is responsible. The authors clearly describe the most pressing urban environmental challenges, such as improving health conditions in deprived urban settlements, ensuring sustainable urban development in a globalizing world, and achieving environmental justice along with the greening of development. They argue that current debates on sustainable development fail to come to terms with these challenges, and call for a more politically and ethically explicit approach. For policy makers, students, academics, activists or concerned general readers, this book applies a wealth of empirical analysis and theoretical insight to the interaction of citizens, their cities and their environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853835612 20160528
Green Library
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xviii, 269 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : juxtaposing urban forestry and agriculture in the PlaNYC era
  • Greening New York City : political economic context and environmental stewardship from 1970-present
  • Creating PlaNYC : the politics of urban sustainability planning
  • City of forests : planting one million trees
  • Beyond planting : creating an urban forestry movement
  • Growing in the city : from community gardening to urban agriculture
  • City of farms : cultivating urban agriculture through food policy visions and plans
  • Constructing the "greener, greater" city : politics, discourses, and material practices
  • City as ecosystem : changing form, function, and governance of urban socio-nature
  • Epilogue : from Bloomberg to de Blasio and beyond.
City of Forests, City of Farms is a history of recent urban forestry and agriculture policy and programs in New York City. Centered on the 2007 initiative PlaNYC, this account tracks the development of policies that increased sustainability efforts in the city and dedicated more than $400 million dollars to trees via the MillionTreesNYC campaign. Lindsay K. Campbell uses PlaNYC to consider how and why nature is constructed in New York City. Campbell regards sustainability planning as a process that unfolds through the strategic interplay of actors, the deployment of different narrative frames, and the mobilizing and manipulation of the physical environment, which affects nonhuman animals and plants as well as the city's residents. Campbell zeroes in on a core omission in PlaNYC?s original conception and funding: Despite NYC having a long tradition of community gardening, particularly since the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, the plan contained no mention of community gardens or urban farms. Campbell charts the change of course that resulted from burgeoning public interest in urban agriculture and local food systems. She shows how civic groups and elected officials crafted a series of visions and plans for local food systems that informed the 2011 update to PlaNYC. City of Forests, City of Farms is a valuable tool that allows us to understand and disentangle the political decisions, popular narratives, and physical practices that shape city greening in New York City and elsewhere.0.
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