The relationship between two of the most important currents in today's social thinking, community participation and sustainable development, is explored in this new volume.Some of the most highly-respected and influential thinkers on community and society address the fundamental questions about the needs of the future – the need to participate and belong; the need to conserve resources and to get more from less – and the kind of society that will successfully create a community and achieve sustainable development. This concise and readable text will be recommended reading for voluntary and public sector workers involved in community participation and environmental care, researchers and students in environmental and social studies, and general readers. The result is a stimulating and often provocative book which shows that if the answers aren't simple, at least they can be tackled.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Diane Warburton is an independent researcher specializing in community participation and sustainable development.
Jonathon Porritt CBE, is Co-Founder and Program Director of Forum for the Future. A leading adviser to business and industry, he was appointed by Tony Blair as Chairman of the new UK Sustainable Development Commission. He is Co-Director of The Prince of Wales's Business and Environment Program as well as a Board Member of the South West Regional Development Agency in the UK.
Jonathon Porrit has been named Green Personality of the Year 2008, ahead of the other short-listed contenders George Monbiot, Prince Charles, David Attenborough and Gordon Brown.