The Future of Sustainability by Marco KeinerThe Future of Sustainability by Marco Keiner

The Future of Sustainability

EditorMarco Keiner

Paperback | November 6, 2010

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This book presents a broad discussion on sustainable development, rethinking and improving its effectiveness as a paradigm of today and tomorrow. Outstanding visionary thinkers and scientists offer their timely assessment on the future prospects of mankind: In what direction are we heading? How can the world become more just and equitable, and how can future development be sustained to adequately address economic, social, and - perhaps most important - environmental issues?
Title:The Future of SustainabilityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pagesPublished:November 6, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048171849

ISBN - 13:9789048171842

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- Rethinking Sustainability-Editor's Introduction; Marco Keiner.- Sustainability-Quo Vadis?.- Reflections on Sustainability, Population Growth, and the Environment-2006; Albert A. Bartlett.- Sustainable Development-Definitions, Principles, Policies; Herman E. Daly.- Sustainability is Not Enough; Peter Marcuse.- Challenges to Sustainable Development.- Sustainable Development and Urbanization; Marios Camhis.- Sustainable Economies-Local or Global?; Helena Norberg-Hodge.- Business and Human Rights; Klaus M. Leisinger.-New approaches.- A New Glasnost for Global Sustainability; Mikhail Gorbachev.- Tools for the Transition to Sustainability; Dennis L. Meadows.- 'Factor Four' and Sustainable Development in the Age of Globalization; Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker.- Ecological Footprint Accounting-Comparing Earth's Biological Capacity with an Economy's Resource Demand; Mathis Wackernagel.- Advancing Sustainable Development and its Implementation Through Spatial Planning; Marco Keiner.- Sustainability is Dead-Long Live Sustainability; Alan AtKisson.- About the Authors. Index.

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Aus den Rezensionen:". Managing Urban Futures bringt führende Expertinnen und Experten der Stadtforschung . die . das Thema Urbanisierung und Nachhaltigkeit in Entwicklungsländern beschreiben und diskutieren. Da allen Prognosen zufolge Bevölkerungswachstum und Verstädterung in Entwicklungsländern auch in den kommenden Jahrzehnten weiter voranschreiten werden, setzt dieses Buch dort an, wo es gilt, dringlich zu handeln und diese scheinbar unvermeidbare Entwicklung sinnvoll zu steuern. Das wirklich äußerst lesenswerte Buch . wirft einen kritischen und dabei doch sehr sachlichen Blick auf den Begriff der Nachhaltigkeit . Mein Fazit: unbedingt lesen!"(Alexandra Hill, in: RaumPlanung, 2007, Issue 130, S. 49 f.)