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Readership: Undergraduates at all levels who are looking for a balanced, global introduction to sustainable development.
Edited by Gordon Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Technology & Development, The Open University, Pamela Furniss, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Systems, The Open University, and Richard Kimbowa, Civil Society Practitioner, Uganda
"This will be a valuable textbook in the area of Environment, Development and Sustainability. The book has a clearly thought through overall structure. The introduction nicely sets the scene [and] the second section introduces some excellent global scale case studies which will be extremely useful in teaching." - Dr Andrea Jackson, University of Leeds
"Through its use of a wide range of case studies from around the world, and its emphasis on practical action, this excellent book brings the big issues signified in its title down to earth. This is surely the best introduction yet to the relationships between the physical environment, development and the urgent need for more sustainable living.
" - Professor Noel Castree, University of Manchester
"Very well thought out, with a logical structure and comprehensive coverage of the subject area, and particularly good use of case studies... A real strength is the consideration of the subject in the context of 'developed', 'developing' and 'less-developed' countries, each of which has different challenges and potential solutions." - Dr John S.Rieuwerts, University of Plymouth
Section A Introduction
1: Making the connections between environment, development, and sustainability
Section B Learning from the local
2: The challenge for environment, development and sustainability in China.
3: Rural development and environment in Uganda
4: Traditional and modern (or improved) rural water supplies: stories from Ethiopia and Niger
5: The souvenirs of communism: missed opportunities for sustainable development innovations in the enlarged European Union?
6: Sustainable transport systems: learning from Cuba
7: At the coal face in Australia: the youth climate movement
8: Social dynamics of the US environmental challenge
9: Looking beyond the visible: contesting environmental agendas for Mumbai's slums
Section C Major themes in environment, development and sustainability
10: Climate Change: causes and consequences
11: Can ecosystems be managed sustainably? Biodiversity and tropical forests
12: Conservation and development in Scotland and Uganda
13: Managing water for sustainable development across international boundaries: the Rhine river basin
14: Municipal waste management and the environmental health challenge: a tale of two cities
15: Environment, inequality, and the internal contradictions of globalization
16: Environmental ethics and development
Section D Action for environment, development and sustainability
17: Local governance and sustainable development in Wales: making a difference?
18: Cities and climate change: leading to a low carbon London
19: Exploring participation in science, technology and innovation: tissue-culture bananas in Kenya
20: Designing for sustainability
21: Corporate responsibility in practice: building an eco-city from scratch
22: Innovative partnerships for sustainable development in Harare, Zimbabwe
23: Community-led sustainable development: the champion approach
24: Why involve the public? Case studies of public involvement in environmental initiatives in South Africa
25: Tools and techniques for environmental decision making
Section E Conclusion
26: Scientific, social science and technological approaches to understanding environmental change