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Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Develoment: Learning Journeys in Conservation [NOOK Book]

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Resilience is a term that is gaining currency in conservation and sustainable development, though its meaning and value in this context is yet to be defined. Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development examines ways in which resilience may be created within the web of ecological, socio-economic and cultural systems that make up the world in. The authors embark upon a learning journey exploring both robust and fragile systems and asking ...

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Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Develoment: Learning Journeys in Conservation

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Overview

Resilience is a term that is gaining currency in conservation and sustainable development, though its meaning and value in this context is yet to be defined. Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development examines ways in which resilience may be created within the web of ecological, socio-economic and cultural systems that make up the world in. The authors embark upon a learning journey exploring both robust and fragile systems and asking questions of groups and individuals actively involved in building or maintaining resilience.


Through a series of wide ranging interviews the authors give voice to the many different approaches to thinking of and building resilience that may otherwise stay rooted in and confined by specific disciplinary, professional or spatial contexts. The book documents emerging trends, shifting tactics and future pathways for the conservation and sustainable development movement post Rio+20, arriving at a set of diverse but connected conclusions and questions in relation to the resilience of people and planet.


This book is ideal for students and researchers working in the fields of conservation, sustainable development, education, systems thinking and development studies. It will also be of great interest to NGOs and government officers whose interests and responsibilities focus on conserving or reconstructing biodiversity and system resilience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136270949
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

John Blewitt is Director of Lifelong Learning at Aston University concentrating on a range of activities including community and employer engagement, e-learning, part time and flexible provision, professional development and sustainability. He is a member of the IUCN Commission on Communication and Education and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Higher Education Academy.

Daniella Tilbury is Chair of Sustainability and Director of Sustainability at the University of Gloucestershire. She is responsible for leadership and learning for sustainability across the institution as well as overseeing the University's International Research Institute in Sustainability (IRIS) and its United Nations University accredited, Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) in Education for Sustainability.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Learning Journeys 2. The Meaning of Resilience 3. Resilience, Conservation and Education for Sustainable Development 4. Business and Global Biodiversity 5. Cultural Heritage and Biodiversity 6. Bringing Together the Indigenous and Scientific 7. Restoring Habitats and Learning Ecologies 8. Species Protection and Respect for Living Creatures 8. Creating Opportunities for Self Organisation and Co-Management in Learning Organisations 9. Spatial Justice, Lifelong Learning and the Right to the City 10. Critical Pedagogies and the Contestation of Market Logics 11. New Media Environments, Affordances and Resilience Learning 12. Developing Human Capabilities through Intercultural, Environmental and Social Learning 13. Learning to Live with Change and Diversity 14. Destinations: Thoughts and Conclusions

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