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Methods for Sustainability Research (Hardcover) (Janette Hartz-karp & Dora Marinova)

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This book offers a collection of methods and approaches aimed at resolving some of humanity’s most pressing problems on a local and global level. Many of the techniques are practical, with straightforward application and demonstrated positive outcomes, while others are more visionary. Important for transitioning to a more sustainable world, these methods allow for the constructive challenging of existing Western development and governance.The four specific areas covered are: increasing the sustainability of cities, improving governance for sustainability, transitioning to more sustainable economies and encouraging sustainable living. Designing methodologies for change requires competence and knowledge, combined with courage to experiment and willingness to address a challenge. This book provides much-needed methodological solutions, which will have direct implications for the way policies are developed and decisions are made. It challenges many established notions and practices, such as democracy, innovation, urban planning, community participation and marketing.Innovative and creative, the approaches described in this book will be of particular interest to those at the frontier of knowledge development. With 30 contributors from 12 countries, the book will appeal to a global readership, including academics, professionals, practitioners, policy-makers, activists, civil society and anyone interested in sustainability.
Number of Pages: 319
Genre: Business + Money Management, Reference, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
Author: Janette Hartz-karp & Dora Marinova
Language: English
Street Date: July 28, 2017
TCIN: 52747683
UPC: 9781786432728
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-0240
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