Sustainable Consumption: Design, Innovation And Practice by Audley GenusSustainable Consumption: Design, Innovation And Practice by Audley Genus

Sustainable Consumption: Design, Innovation And Practice

byAudley Genus

Paperback | June 3, 2016

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This book originates from the work of contributors to initiatives and global networks promoting and pursuing lines of enquiry that recognise and probe relationships between sustainable consumption, design and production, and the implications of those relationships for new economic activity and the way we live and govern ourselves. It features contributions from social scientists (e.g. from the fields of innovation studies, geography, environmental policy and sociology) and practitioners, serving to generate a short-list of research perspectives and topics around which future research and actions in practice will be orientated. The book consists of ten chapters divided into three parts, focusing on: perspectives/methodological insights; empirical work integrating consumption and production; and site-specific practitioner-oriented case studies. The conclusion examines the key aspects of policy, research and practical implications.
Title:Sustainable Consumption: Design, Innovation And PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:175 pagesPublished:June 3, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319296639

ISBN - 13:9783319296630


Table of Contents

Introduction.- An Institutional Approach to Sustainable Consumption and Production.- Discourses of Sustainability.- Sustainable Consumption and Production: Insights from Practice Theory.- Beyond Backcasting.- Developing notions of the 'good life'.- Social structures and agency in backcasting.- Making practice theory practicable: towards more sustainable forms of consumption.- Food Consumption Habits and Urban Allotment Gardens: Case Study of Riga, Latvia.- Creating low carbon neighbourhoods in Newcastle upon Tyne.- Reducing consumption distance in Ireland.- Conclusion.