Spaces of Sustainability / Edition 1

Spaces of Sustainability / Edition 1

by Mark Whitehead
ISBN-10:
0415358043
ISBN-13:
9780415358040
Pub. Date:
12/01/2006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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Overview

Spaces of Sustainability / Edition 1

Spaces of Sustainability is an engaging and accessible introduction to the key philosophical ideas which lie behind the principles of sustainable development. This topical resource discusses key contemporary issues including global warming, third world poverty, transnational citizenship and globalization.

Combining the latest research and theoretical frameworks Spaces of Sustainability offers a unique insight into contemporary attempts to create a more sustainable society and introduces the debates surrounding sustainable development through a series of interesting transcontinental case studies. These include: discussions of land-use conflicts in the USA; agricultural reform in the Indian Punjab; environmental planning in the Barents Sea; community forest development in Kenya; transport policies in Mexico City; and political reform in Russia.

Written in an approachable and concise manner, this is essential reading for students of geography, planning, environmental politics and urban studies. It is illustrated throughout with figures and plates, along with a range of explanatory help boxes and useful web links.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415358040
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/01/2006
Edition description: New
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Geographies of the Sustainable Society Part 1: Spaces of Sustainability 2. Ecological Modernization in the West: Making Business Sense out of Sustainability 3. Sustainable Development in the Post-Socialist World 4. The Pollution of Poverty: Sustainability in the Developing World Part 2: Scales of Sustainability 5. Sustainability in a Global Era 6. The Sustainable Region 7. Sustainable Cities 8. Localizing the Sustainable Society: Between Citizenship and Community 9. Conclusions: Reflections on Actually Existing Sustainabilities

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