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1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
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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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xii, 292 p. : ill.
  • pt. 1. Justifying sustainability
  • pt. 2. Characterizing sustainability
  • pt. 3. Indicating sustainability.
Book
xxi, 171 p.
Book
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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1 online resource (90 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • 1 Front Matter-- 2 1 INTRODUCTION-- 3 2 FRAMING THE SUSTAINABILITY DISCUSSION-- 4 3 HUMAN CAPITAL-- 5 4 NATURAL CAPITAL AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT-- 6 5 MEASURING SUCCESS AND TRANSLATING RESULTS-- 7 6 MOVING FORWARD-- 8 REFERENCES-- 9 Appendix A: WORKSHOP AGENDA-- 10 Appendix B: REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS-- 11 Appendix C: BIOGRAPHIES OF PLANNING COMMITTEE, SPEAKERS, AND STAFF.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309313469 20160802
The workshop was convened to explore the region's approach to urban sustainability, with an emphasis on building the evidence base upon which new policies and programs might be developed. Participants examined how the interaction of various systems (natural and human systems; energy, water, and transportation systems) affected the region's social, economic, and environmental conditions. The objectives of the workshop were as follows: - Discuss ways that regional actors are approaching sustainability- specifically, how they are attempting to merge environmental, social, and economic objectives. - Share information about ongoing activities and strategic planning efforts, including lessons learned. - Examine the role that science, technology, and research can play in supporting efforts to make the region more sustainable. - Explore how federal agency efforts, particularly interagency partnerships, can complement or leverage the efforts of other key stakeholders. Pathways to Urban Sustainability: A Focus on the Houston Metropolitan Region: Summary of a Workshop was designed to explore the complex challenges facing sustainability efforts in the Houston metropolitan region and innovative approaches to addressing them, as well as performance measures to gauge success and opportunities to link knowledge with action. In developing the agenda, the planning committee chose topics that were timely and cut across the concerns of individual institutions, reflecting the interests of a variety of stakeholders. Panelists were encouraged to share their perspectives on a given topic; however, each panel was designed to provoke discussion that took advantage of the broad experience of the participants.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309313469 20160802
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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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851 p.
Video
1 online resource (24 min.).
Throughout the world, innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs are transforming their communities, making the dream of sustainable living a reality. The United Kingdom's push for sustainable housing developments raises awareness of energy efficiency and promotes eco-friendly home design. Cement alternatives developed in Australia reduce the carbon footprint for concrete production by 60%. Two industrial designers from Colombia are creating fashion items from recycled tires. In the Philippines, the inventor of coconut fiber nets shows how his company helps prevent devastating mudslides in the region and provides employment to locals.
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1 online resource (23 min).
This ground-breaking series focuses on African innovation, addressing today's and tomorrow's problems with courage and imagination in equal measure. It is a fascinating look at how cutting-edge scientific technology from all over the world is being put to use to alleviate the problems faced by Africans today. The thirteen part series tells stories from all over Africa, and introduces the people who are doing great things -- from fighting the escalating gun crime in South Africa to unearthing and diffusing land mines in Mozambique; from astronomy to medicine; and from large scale engineering infrastructure to homegrown solutions to local problems -- creating a sustainable future for individuals, families, communities and nations. Along the scientific journey through the continent we are also treated to the workings of the largest telescope in the Southern hemisphere, stunning footage from the biggest game park in Namibia and inside information on how African athletes maintain their peak performances and prowess.
Video
1 online resource (24 min).
This ground-breaking series focuses on African innovation, addressing today's and tomorrow's problems with courage and imagination in equal measure. It is a fascinating look at how cutting-edge scientific technology from all over the world is being put to use to alleviate the problems faced by Africans today. The thirteen part series tells stories from all over Africa, and introduces the people who are doing great things -- from fighting the escalating gun crime in South Africa to unearthing and diffusing land mines in Mozambique; from astronomy to medicine; and from large scale engineering infrastructure to homegrown solutions to local problems -- creating a sustainable future for individuals, families, communities and nations. Along the scientific journey through the continent we are also treated to the workings of the largest telescope in the Southern hemisphere, stunning footage from the biggest game park in Namibia and inside information on how African athletes maintain their peak performances and prowess.
Book
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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1 online resource
  • I. CONCEPTS AND MOVEMENTS-- II. HOUSEHOLD-- III. INFRASTRUCTURE-- IV. BIODIVERSITY IN UNEXPECTED SPACES-- V. LAND-- VI. MOBILITY-- VII. (DIS)ENGAGEMENT.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198758662 20170206
The Greening of Everyday Life develops a distinctive new way of talking about environmental concerns in post-industrial society. It brings together several conceptual frameworks with a diversity of case studies and practical examples of efforts to orient everyday material practices toward greater sustainability. The volume builds upon internal criticisms of dominant strands of contemporary environmentalism in post-industrial societies, and develops a new approach which emerges from a number of disciplines, but is unified by a normative concern for the material objects and practices familiar to members of societies in their everyday lives. In exploring alternatives, the chapter authors utilize conceptual frameworks rooted in environmental justice, new materialism, and social practice theory and apply it to the everyday; attention to urban biodiversity, infrastructure for storm water run-off, green home remodelling, household toxicity, community gardens and farmers markets, bicycling and automobility, alternative technologies, and more. With contributions from leading international and emerging scholars, this volume critically explores specific strategies and actions taken to generate homes, communities, and livelihoods that might be scaled-up to promote more sustainable societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198758662 20170206
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xxviii, 407 p. : ill.
  • Dedications Preface Acknowledgements Editor List of Contributors Chapter 1. Elements of Sustainability and Bioremediation Ackmez Mudhoo and Romeela Mohee Chapter 2. Natural Attenuation R. Ryan Dupont Chapter 3. Anaerobic Digestion Processes Steven I. Safferman, Dana M. Kirk Louis L. Faivor, Wei Wu-Haan Chapter 4. Biosurfactants: Synthesis, Properties and Applications in Environmental Bioremediation Ramkrishna Sen, Ackmez Mudhoo and Gunaseelan, D. Chapter 5. Phytoremediation: An Efficient Approach for Bioremediation of Organic and Metallic Ions Pollutants Divya Gupta, Lalit Kumar Singh, Ashish Deep Gupta and Vikash Babu Chapter 6. Bioleaching Leo G. Leduc and Garry D. Ferroni Chapter 7. Biosorption of Heavy Metals - New Perspectives Teresa Taveres and Hugo Figueiredo Chapter 8. Biofiltration: Essentials, Research and Applications Smita Raghuvanshi, Subhajit Majumder and Suresh Gupta Chapter 9. Modeling and Implementation of Sustainable Remediation Based on Bioventing Hillel Rubin, Eran Rubin, and Holger Schuttrumpf Chapter 10. Bioremediation of Xenobiotics Kamal Saxena, Gajendra Kumar Aseri, Ashish Deep Gupta and Vikash Babu Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118062845 20160609
Bioremediation and Sustainability is an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of research and applications for some of the most important low-cost, "green, " emerging technologies in chemical and environmental engineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118062845 20160609
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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

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