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Sustainability in Action

Sectoral and Regional Case Studies Edited by Jörg Köhn, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Rostock University, Germany, John M. Gowdy, Rittenhouse Professor of Humanities and Social Science, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US and Jan van der Straaten, Retired Senior Lecturer, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Sustainability is a process that demands cooperation rather than competition. Sustainability in Action offers a variety of case studies that show how industry, managers, policy decision makers, regional planners and stakeholders cope with the sustainability concept and what it means to them. Although any decision is made in very specific environments, some general guidelines, methods and tools are available to link business with sustainability.

The distinguished authors, from a rich diversity of backgrounds, present case studies from their own unique perspectives of the concept of sustainability. Each chapter contains several different approaches to its subject and these can include possibly technical and ethical views, the application of physical indicators or social parameters and even a holistic view. The case studies show that no universal framework for sustainability exists and that any process or conflict has unique features requiring specific answers.
Extent: 320 pp
Hardback Price: $146.00 Web: $131.40
Publication Date: 2001
ISBN: 978 1 84064 067 0
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Sustainability is a process that demands cooperation rather than competition. Sustainability in Action offers a variety of case studies that show how industry, managers, policy decision makers, regional planners and stakeholders cope with the sustainability concept and what it means to them. Although any decision is made in very specific environments, some general guidelines, methods and tools are available to link business with sustainability.

The distinguished authors, from a rich diversity of backgrounds, present case studies from their own unique perspectives of the concept of sustainability. Each chapter contains several different approaches to its subject and these can include possibly technical and ethical views, the application of physical indicators or social parameters and even a holistic view. The case studies show that no universal framework for sustainability exists and that any process or conflict has unique features requiring specific answers.

With its multi-faceted approach to applying sustainability to industry, planning and science, the readership of this book will extend into the fields of environment, economics and sociology as well as those in government and policy making.
Contributors: P. Antunes, W. Bauer, F. Berkhout, B. Blättel-Mink, J.D. Erickson, M. Giampietro, J. Gowdy, H. Horsch, K. Hubacek, B.J. Hubbell, L. Jordão, J. Köhn, G.-M. Lange, B.S. Nielsen, K.A. Nielsen, P. Nijkamp, S.U. O’Hara, P. Olsèn, G. Pastore, D. Pelletiere, H. Pulm, I. Ring, R. Santos, S. Stagl, J. van der Straaten, D.B. van Veen-Groot, R. Welsh
Contents: Preface Part I: Introduction Part II: Designing Industry for Sustainability Part III: Measuring and Designing Sustainable Agriculture Part IV: Tools for Integrative Landscape Planning, Environmental Protection and Restoration Part V: Designing Policies for Sustainability Index