Methods in Sustainability Science

Methods in Sustainability Science
Author: Jingzheng Ren
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2021-08-05
ISBN 10: 012824240X
ISBN 13: 9780128242407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods in Sustainability Science Book Review:

Methods in Sustainability Science: Assessment, Prioritization, Improvement, Design and Optimization presents cutting edge, detailed methodologies needed to create sustainable growth in any field or industry, including life cycle assessments, building design, and energy systems. The book utilized a systematic structured approach to each of the methodologies described in an interdisciplinary way to ensure the methodologies are applicable in the real world, including case studies to demonstrate the methods. The chapters are written by a global team of authors in a variety of sustainability related fields. Methods in Sustainability Science: Assessment, Prioritization, Improvement, Design and Optimization will provide academics, researchers and practitioners in sustainability, especially environmental science and environmental engineering, with the most recent methodologies needed to maintain a sustainable future. It is also a necessary read for postgraduates in sustainability, as well as academics and researchers in energy and chemical engineering who need to ensure their industrial methodologies are sustainable. Provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent methodologies in sustainability assessment, prioritization, improvement, design and optimization Sections are organized in a systematic and logical way to clearly present the most recent methodologies for sustainability and the chapters utilize an interdisciplinary approach that covers all considerations of sustainability Includes detailed case studies demonstrating the efficacies of the described methods

Sustainability Science

Sustainability Science
Author: Ariane König,Jerome Ravetz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN 10: 1317216628
ISBN 13: 9781317216629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Science Book Review:

Sustainability Science: Key Issues is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduates, postgraduates, and participants in executive trainings from any disciplinary background studying the theory and practice of sustainability science. Each chapter takes a critical and reflective stance on a key issue or method of sustainability science. Contributing authors offer perspectives from diverse disciplines, including physics, philosophy of science, agronomy, geography, and the learning sciences. This book equips readers with a better understanding of how one might actively design, engage in, and guide collaborative processes for transforming human-environment-technology interactions, whilst embracing complexity, contingency, uncertainties, and contradictions emerging from diverse values and world views. Each reader of this book will thus have guidance on how to create and/or engage in similar initiatives or courses in their own context. Sustainability Science: Key Issues is the ideal book for students and researchers engaged in problem and project based learning in sustainability science.

Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences

Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences
Author: Frances Fahy,Henrike Rau
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-01-21
ISBN 10: 1446290964
ISBN 13: 9781446290965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences Book Review:

Sustainability is a key concept used by social scientists interested in interactions between human society and the environment. This text offers a systematic and critical review of established and emerging methodological approaches, as well as tools for the integrated investigation of sustainability questions. Recognising the significance of scale for sustainability efforts and measurement, its scope ranges from the local to the global. Divided into five sections: Part I: examines the key challenges inherent to social scientific sustainability research, focusing in particular on methodological questions that arise from recent efforts towards greater disciplinary integration. Part II: discusses methodologies aimed at the investigation of attitudes and behaviour observable at the local level - from families and households to individual organisations within communities. Part III: focuses on comparative sustainability research across different levels of socio-political organisation - from cities and regions to nation-states. Part IV: covers recent developments which recognise the significance of time for sustainability research and which offer innovative methodological approaches that focus on life events and long-term outcome. Part V: offers a critical assessment of current and future trends in social-scientific sustainability researc. Bringing together contributions from international social scientists, this is the resource for academics and practitioners interested in sustainability research. It will be a core teaching text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in sustainability and sustainable development, geography, environmental sociology and the environmental sciences.

Reconstructing Sustainability Science

Reconstructing Sustainability Science
Author: Thaddeus R. Miller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2014-12-05
ISBN 10: 1135960178
ISBN 13: 9781135960179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconstructing Sustainability Science Book Review:

The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems—from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality—present fundamental challenges to scientific knowledge production and its use. While there is little doubt that science has a crucial role to play in our ability to pursue sustainability goals, critical questions remain as to how to most effectively organize research and connect it to actions that advance social and natural wellbeing. Drawing on interviews with leading sustainability scientists, this book examines how researchers in the emerging, interdisciplinary field of sustainability science are attempting to define sustainability, establish research agendas, and link the knowledge they produce to societal action. Pairing these insights with case studies of innovative sustainability research centres, the book reformulates the sustainability science research agenda and its relationship to decision-making and social action. It repositions the field as a "science of design" that aims to enrich public reasoning and deliberation while also working to generate social and technological innovations for a more sustainable future. This timely book gives students, researchers and practitioners a valuable and unique analysis of the emergence of sustainability science, and both the opportunities and barriers faced by scientific efforts to contribute to social action.

Sustainability Science Field Methods and Exercises

Sustainability Science  Field Methods and Exercises
Author: Miguel Esteban,Tomohiro Akiyama,Chiahsin Chen,Izumi Ikeda,Takashi Mino
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2016-07-29
ISBN 10: 3319329308
ISBN 13: 9783319329307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Science Field Methods and Exercises Book Review:

This book builds up on the experience and lessons learnt by academics at the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI) at the University of Tokyo. A number of scholars in the new field of sustainability science describe how field methods and exercises are carried out in this discipline, together with the theoretical basis for such exercises. Case studies of various countries around the world where these exercises are carried out are showcased, emphasizing the various socio-economic considerations and problems facing humanity and possible ways forward to build more sustainable and resilient societies. The final objective is to enrich the field of sustainability science by describing the novel aspects used in the field exercises carried out by practitioners of this cross-disciplinary field.

Researching Sustainability

Researching Sustainability
Author: Alex Franklin,Paul Blyton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 1317972708
ISBN 13: 9781317972709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Researching Sustainability Book Review:

This book is for students and researchers across the social sciences who are planning, conducting and disseminating research on sustainability-related issues. Real-world sustainability problems cross many boundaries, and this is the first book to guide students and practitioners through the practical and theoretical challenges of doing interdisciplinary research in this vital and emerging area. Researching Sustainability contains many in-depth, 'hands on' accounts by expert contributors, providing real-life examples and lessons that can be put to use immediately. Coverage includes: the general challenges that sustainability presents to researchers, including frictions between sustainability and scientific tradition; complexity; research paradigms; interdisciplinarity; social-environmental interactions; and ethical concerns. a host of social science based research methods and approaches. Each chapter presents a different method; its challenges and suitability for different situations; an in-depth example of the method in action; insights and lessons. dissemination of sustainability research findings, including influencing policy, communicating with school children and working with the media. The book concludes with a critical synthesis of issues and methods examined in the book together with a discussion of future research pathways. This book is an essential tool for students, researchers and practitioners in planning, implementing and evaluating their sustainability research.

Sustainability Science

Sustainability Science
Author: Harald Heinrichs,Pim Martens,Gerd Michelsen,Arnim Wiek
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2015-11-26
ISBN 10: 9401772428
ISBN 13: 9789401772426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Science Book Review:

This textbook provides a comprehensive compilation of conceptual perspectives, methodological approaches and empirical insights of inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability science. Written by an international team of authors from leading sustainability institutions, the textbook covers key perspectives and topics of the scientific discourse on sustainable development. More than two decades after conceptualizing sustainability as societal guiding vision and regulative idea the necessity of concretizing and realizing sustainability in societal praxis is bigger than ever. Sharply improved individual and societal sustainable decision-making and action is necessary for a better future of humankind and the planet. On that account problem- and solution-oriented perspectives and competencies are crucial. The different chapters assemble an encompassing view of essential foundations and specific areas of research and action in sustainability science and practice. The textbook aims at fostering the further establishment of sustainability science in higher education and to enable the next generation of sustainability experts to tackle the challenging and exciting topic of sustainable development.

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social Ecological Systems

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social Ecological Systems
Author: Reinette Biggs,Alta de Vos,Rika Preiser,Hayley Clements,Kristine Maciejewski,Maja Schlüter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2021-07-29
ISBN 10: 1000401510
ISBN 13: 9781000401516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social Ecological Systems Book Review:

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems provides a synthetic guide to the range of methods that can be employed in social-ecological systems (SES) research. The book is primarily targeted at graduate students, lecturers and researchers working on SES, and has been written in a style that is accessible to readers entering the field from a variety of different disciplinary backgrounds. Each chapter discusses the types of SES questions to which the particular methods are suited and the potential resources and skills required for their implementation, and provides practical examples of the application of the methods. In addition, the book contains a conceptual and practical introduction to SES research, a discussion of key gaps and frontiers in SES research methods, and a glossary of key terms in SES research. Contributions from 97 different authors, situated at SES research hubs in 16 countries around the world, including South Africa, Sweden, Germany and Australia, bring a wealth of expertise and experience to this book. The first book to provide a guide and introduction specifically focused on methods for studying SES, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainability science, environmental management, global environmental change studies and environmental governance. The book will also be of interest to upper-level undergraduates and professionals working at the science–policy interface in the environmental arena.

Sustainability Science and Technology

Sustainability Science and Technology
Author: Alejandro De Las Heras
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 1466518081
ISBN 13: 9781466518087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Science and Technology Book Review:

Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction explains the root causes of global failures in natural and human systems, as well as the most readily available technological solutions. The book dispels risky scientific and technological ideas that further complicate the current environmental and socioeconomic predicaments. It also bridges gaps among scientific and technological fields and systematically translates current findings for a wide technical and public audience. Written at a level accessible to all, the story is told one bite-sized chapter at a time, about the size of a scientific journal article. The chapters are self-contained, each grappling with a large topic. This provides more in-depth coverage of a topic than a standard encyclopedia article and promotes the widest possible dialog around sustainability issues and their solutions. Case studies from all continents and all technological development levels expound viable solutions for each of the planetary systems: water, soils, and atmosphere. In turn, the wider socioeconomic context of sustainable science and technology is examined. One of the first books to address the full scope of sustainability, it sets the stage for discussion and sustainability re(training) across professional divides. The editor and contributors take a balanced approach that is neither too technical nor too focused on any particular field. They highlight global and regional perspectives and the linkages between different planetary and human systems. The book helps you understand the thorny essence of sustainability issues—often fraught with ethical dilemmas, obsolete technologies, and lifestyle implications—and how to develop solutions to them.

Sustainability

Sustainability
Author: John C. Ayers
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2017-06-26
ISBN 10: 1498752667
ISBN 13: 9781498752664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Book Review:

This book presents an earth science-based overview of the challenges to sustainability. It provides a detailed study of climate change, as well as energy, food, and water security across different regions. The author uncovers the problems caused by current social and environmental practices, and offers potential solutions. Focusing on systems theory, footprint analysis, risk, and resilience, many examples are given of how to use resources sustainably, especially common pool resources such as the atmosphere, oceans, and groundwater. The book develops its ideas from an array of practical case studies, centering on communal objectives and shared responsibilities.

Sustainability Science and Engineering

Sustainability Science and Engineering
Author: Martin A. A. Abraham
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2005-12-16
ISBN 10: 9780080481272
ISBN 13: 0080481272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Science and Engineering Book Review:

Sustainable development is commonly defined as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Sustainability in engineering incorporates ethical and social issues into the design of products and processes that will be used to benefit society as a whole. Sustainability Science and Engineering, Volume 1: Defining Principles sets out a series of "Sustainable Engineering Principles" that will help engineers design products and services to meet societal needs with minimal impact on the global ecosystem. Using specific examples and illustrations, the authors cleverly demonstrate opportunities for sustainable engineering, providing readers with valuable insight to applying these principles. This book is ideal for technical and non-technical readers looking to enhance their understanding of the impact of sustainability in a technical society. * Defines the principles of sustainable engineering * Provides specific examples of the application of sustainable engineering in industry * Represents the viewpoints of current leaders in the field and describes future needs in new technologies

Managing Natural Resources

Managing Natural Resources
Author: Gerard George,Simon J.D. Schillebeeckx
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1786435721
ISBN 13: 9781786435729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Natural Resources Book Review:

Managing the natural environment is fundamental to many businesses, yet management scholars have understudied how natural resources are acquired and deployed, how they constrain and challenge strategy and innovation, and how they differ from more conventionally studied resources in management. This book captures leading and thought-provoking conceptual and empirical contributions on how organizations (ought to) interact with such natural resources. The authors apply and extend management theories to the natural resource context, thereby opening up multiple avenues for future research.

Teaching Methods in Science Subjects Promoting Sustainability

Teaching Methods in Science Subjects Promoting Sustainability
Author: Eila Jeronen
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 3038426504
ISBN 13: 9783038426509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Methods in Science Subjects Promoting Sustainability Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Teaching Methods in Science Subjects Promoting Sustainability" that was published in Education Sciences

Public Participation in Sustainability Science

Public Participation in Sustainability Science
Author: Bernd Kasemir,Jill Jäger,Carlo C. Jaeger,Matthew T. Gardner
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2003-04-10
ISBN 10: 9780521521444
ISBN 13: 0521521440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Participation in Sustainability Science Book Review:

This book discusses how citizens can participate more effectively in sustainability science and environmental policy debates. It discusses designs for participatory procedures, and experiences of their application to issues of global change. While the focus is on citizen participation, the involvement of specific stakeholders - including water managers and venture capitalists - is also addressed. The book describes how focus group methods were combined with the interactive use of computer models into new forms of participation, tested with six hundred citizens. The results are discussed in relation to other important topics, including greenhouse gas and water management. By combining this with an examination of issues of interactive governance and developing country participation, the book provides state-of-the-art, practical insights for students, researchers and policy makers alike.

Innovation Strategies in Environmental Science

Innovation Strategies in Environmental Science
Author: Charis M. Galanakis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN 10: 0128173831
ISBN 13: 9780128173831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation Strategies in Environmental Science Book Review:

Innovation Strategies in Environmental Science introduces and examines economically viable innovations to optimize performance and sustainability. By exploring short and long-term strategies for the development of networks and platform development, along with suggestions for open innovation, chapters discuss sustainable development ideas in key areas such as urban management/eco-design and conclude with case studies of end-user-inclusive strategies for the water supply sector. This book is an important resource for environmental and sustainability scientists interested in introducing innovative practices into their work to minimize environmental impacts. Presents problem-oriented research and solutions Offers strategies for minimizing or avoiding the environmental impacts of industrial production Includes case studies on topics such as end user-inclusive innovation strategies for the water supply sector

Data Science Applied to Sustainability Analysis

Data Science Applied to Sustainability Analysis
Author: Jennifer Dunn,Prasanna Balaprakash
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 0128179775
ISBN 13: 9780128179772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Science Applied to Sustainability Analysis Book Review:

Data Science Applied to Sustainability Analysis focuses on the methodological considerations associated with applying this tool in analysis techniques such as lifecycle assessment and materials flow analysis. As sustainability analysts need examples of applications of big data techniques that are defensible and practical in sustainability analyses and that yield actionable results that can inform policy development, corporate supply chain management strategy, or non-governmental organization positions, this book helps answer underlying questions. In addition, it addresses the need of data science experts looking for routes to apply their skills and knowledge to domain areas. Presents data sources that are available for application in sustainability analyses, such as market information, environmental monitoring data, social media data and satellite imagery Includes considerations sustainability analysts must evaluate when applying big data Features case studies illustrating the application of data science in sustainability analyses

Sustainability Assessments of Urban Systems

Sustainability Assessments of Urban Systems
Author: Claudia R. Binder,Romano Wyss,Emanuele Massaro
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2020-02-29
ISBN 10: 110847179X
ISBN 13: 9781108471794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Assessments of Urban Systems Book Review:

Provides guidelines for assessing the sustainability of urban systems including theory, methods and case studies.

Sustainability Science for Strong Sustainability

Sustainability Science for Strong Sustainability
Author: Tom Dedeurwaerdere
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-09-26
ISBN 10: 1783474564
ISBN 13: 9781783474561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Science for Strong Sustainability Book Review:

øThe dynamism of science has been catalytic for human prosperity in recent history. Conventional perspectives of the ivory tower model of modern science are, however, rivalled by the failure of humanity to tackle global crises of an economic, environme

Framing in Sustainability Science

Framing in Sustainability Science
Author: Takashi Mino,Shogo Kudo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 9811390614
ISBN 13: 9789811390616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Framing in Sustainability Science Book Review:

This open access book offers both conceptual and empirical descriptions of how to “frame” sustainability challenges. It defines “framing” in the context of sustainability science as the process of identifying subjects, setting boundaries, and defining problems. The chapters are grouped into two sections: a conceptual section and a case section. The conceptual section introduces readers to theories and concepts that can be used to achieve multiple understandings of sustainability; in turn, the case section highlights different ways of comprehending sustainability for researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders. The book offers diverse illustrations of what sustainability concepts entail, both conceptually and empirically, and will help readers become aware of the implicit framings in sustainability-related discourses. In the extant literature, sustainability challenges such as climate change, sustainable development, and rapid urbanization have largely been treated as “pre-set,” fixed topics, while possible solutions have been discussed intensively. In contrast, this book examines the framings applied to the sustainability challenges themselves, and illustrates the road that led us to the current sustainability discourse.

Sustainability Science

Sustainability Science
Author: Hiroshi Komiyama,Kazuhiko Takeuchi,Hideaki Shiroyama,Takashi Mino
Publsiher: United Nations University Press
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCBK:C107457137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Science Book Review:

Sustainability science is a new academic discipline emerging in response to threatened sustainability of the global environment. The purpose of this discipline is to help build a sustainable society by developing solutions to climate change, resource exhaustion, ecological destruction, and other environmental crises that threaten humanity. Sustainability science demands a realignment of existing academic disciplines. Whereas academia has moved inexorably toward fields of in-depth specialization, sustainability science seeks comprehensive, integrated solutions to complex problems. It therefore requires a restructuring of education and research that spans multiple disciplines. This volume offers diverse approaches to the development of a transdisciplinary perspective that embraces the natural, social, and human sciences in the quest for a sustainable society. It strives for a global perspective while incorporating the wisdom and experience of societies on the local level.