Transdisciplinary Case Studies on Design for Food and Sustainability

Transdisciplinary Case Studies on Design for Food and Sustainability
Author: Sonia Massari
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780128178218
ISBN 13: 0128178213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transdisciplinary Case Studies on Design for Food and Sustainability, a volume in the Consumer Science and Strategic Marketing series, analyzes the interconnectivity of sustainability, food, and design, demonstrating the presence of food design in various food-related fields of study. Broken into six parts, the book begins with the theory behind food and design. The following five sections include several case studies highlighting the different forms and applications of food design, including the use of food design in production and distribution, in food and restaurant businesses, in territory-identity, in social food design, and with regard to post-consumption. Using a case study approach to meet the needs of both academics and practitioners, Transdisciplinary Case Studies on Design for Food and Sustainability includes practical examples to illustrate food system challenges, to explain phenomena, and to build theory. Includes practical examples to illustrate food system challenges, to explain phenomena, and to build theory Considers impacts, use assessments, and scalability assets when presenting projects and case studies Addresses practical problems in food design

Transdisciplinary Research and Practice for Sustainability Outcomes

Transdisciplinary Research and Practice for Sustainability Outcomes
Author: Dena Fam,Jane Palmer,Chris Riedy,Cynthia Mitchell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN 10: 1317312309
ISBN 13: 9781317312307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transdisciplinary Research and Practice for Sustainability Outcomes Book Review:

‘Transdisciplinarity’ is a form of research and practice that synthesises knowledge from a range of academic disciplines and from the community. There is now global interest and a significant body of work on transdisciplinarity and its potential to address the apparently intractable problems of society. This creates the opportunity for a specific focus on its practical application to sustainability issues. Transdisciplinary Research and Practice for Sustainability Outcomes examines the role of transdisciplinarity in the transformations needed for a sustainable world. After an historical overview of transdisciplinarity, Part I focuses on tools and frameworks to achieve sustainability outcomes in practice and Part II consolidates work by a number of scholars on supporting transdisciplinary researchers and practitioners. Part III is a series of case studies including several international examples that demonstrate the challenges and rewards of transdisciplinary work. The concluding chapter proposes a future research pathway for understanding the human factors that underpin successful transdisciplinary research. As Emeritus Professor Valerie Brown AO notes in her Preface, this book moves transdisciplinary inquiry into the academic and social mainstream. It will be of great interest to researchers and practitioners in the fields of sustainability, qualitative research methods, environmental impact assessment and development studies.

Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future

Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future
Author: Karl A. Wyant,Jessica E. Corman,Jim J. Elser
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-06-14
ISBN 10: 0199916845
ISBN 13: 9780199916849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future Book Review:

Phosphorus is essential to all life. A critical component of fertilizers, Phosphorus currently has no known substitute in agriculture. Without it, crops cannot grow. With too much of it, waterways are polluted. Across the globe, social, political, and economic pressures are influencing the biogeochemical cycle of phosphorus. A better understanding of this non-renewable resource and its impacts on the environment is critical to conserving our global supply and increasing agricultural productivity. Most of the phosphorus-focused discussion within the academic community is highly fragmented. Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future will bring together the necessary multi-disciplinary perspectives to build a cohesive knowledge base of phosphorus sustainability. The book is a direct continuation of processes associated with the first international conference on sustainable phosphorus held in the United States, the Frontiers in Life Sciences: Sustainable Phosphorus Summit, though it is not a book of conference proceedings; rather, the book is part of an integrated, coordinated process that builds on the momentum of the Summit. The first chapter will introduce the biological and chemical necessity of phosphorus. The subsequent ten chapters will explore different facets of phosphorus sustainability and the role of policy on future global phosphorus supplies. The final chapter will synthesize all of the emerging views contained in the book, drawing out the leading dilemmas and opportunities for phosphorus sustainability.

A Nexus Approach for Sustainable Development

A Nexus Approach for Sustainable Development
Author: Stephan Hülsmann
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 3030575306
ISBN 13: 9783030575304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Population Dynamics and Supply Systems

Population Dynamics and Supply Systems
Author: Diana Hummel
Publsiher: Campus Verlag
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 3593385457
ISBN 13: 9783593385457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Population Dynamics and Supply Systems Book Review:

While industrialized nations are facing declining birth rates and aging populations, developing countries must deal with rapid urbanization, migration movements, and ongoing population growth. Population Dynamics and Supply Systems explores the links between demographic changes, the environment, and sustainable development. These complex interactions are illustrated with the provisioning structures for water and food. From an inter- and transdisciplinary perspective, this volume uses case studies from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa to propose innovative solutions for enhancing the adaptive capacity of supply systems to cope with demographic changes.

Case Studies in the Traditional Food Sector

Case Studies in the Traditional Food Sector
Author: Alessio Cavicchi,Cristina Santini
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN 10: 0081012608
ISBN 13: 9780081012604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Consumer Science and Strategic Marketing: Case Studies in the Traditional Food Sector aims to close the gap between academic researchers and industry professionals through real world scenarios and field-based research. The book explores how consumer and sensory science has been implemented in the food industry for achieving the following strategic aims: rejuvenating product image, shaping new market places, achieving market differentiation and geographical diffusion, achieving customer loyalty, promoting traditional features of the product and defining product positioning in competitive environment. There is an emerging demand from food industry professionals and undergraduate and postgraduate students who attend business and agricultural studies courses who want to gain practical information through real cases and field-based research. This book aims to answer the following questions, amongst others: How research in the field of consumer science became relevant for marketing strategies?, Which tangible economic and financial outcomes have been obtained by the joint work of sensory scientists, researchers in marketing field and food business professionals?, and which communication methods and practices have been relevant to make the most of R&D in the food industry? Through case studies, successful examples and practices are provided, with newer inputs for further theoretical investigation given. Both current and future professionals in the food industry will gain insights that can be used in their business environment. Bridges the gap between scholars and practitioners in understanding consumers in the traditional food sector Allows scientists and professionals to make the most of R&D outcomes Advances consumer science research to address business problems in the food industry

ILRI Annual Report 2001

ILRI Annual Report 2001
Author: International Livestock Research Institute
Publsiher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9789291461264
ISBN 13: 9291461261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Agriculture and Human Values

Agriculture and Human Values
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C077316233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Design with the Desert

Design with the Desert
Author: Richard Malloy,John Brock,Anthony Floyd,Margaret Livingston,Robert H. Webb
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1439881383
ISBN 13: 9781439881385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The modern southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems. Typical development activities often resulted in scraping these desert lands of an ancient living landscape, to be replaced with one that is human-made and dependent on a large consumption of energy and natural resources. Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development explores the natural and built environment of the American Southwest and introduces development tools for shaping the future of the region in a more sustainable way. Explore the Desert Landscape and Ecology This transdisciplinary collaboration draws on insights from leading authorities in their fields, spanning science, ecology, planning, landscape development, architecture, and urban design. Organized into five parts, the book begins by introducing the physical aspects of the desert realm: the land, geology, water, and climate. The second part deals with the "living" and ecological aspects, from plants and animals to ecosystems. The third part, on planning in the desert, covers the ecological and social issues surrounding water, natural resource planning, and community development. Bring the Desert into the City The fourth part looks at how to bring nature into the built environment through the use of native plants, the creation of habitats for nature in urban settings, and the design of buildings, communities, and projects that create life. The final part of the book focuses on urban sustainability and how to design urban systems that provide a secure future for community development. Topics include water security, sustainable building practices, and bold architecture and community designs. Design Solutions That Work with the Local Environment This book will inspire discussion and contemplation for anyone interested in desert development, from developers and environmentalists to planners, community leaders, and those who live in desert regions. Throughout this volume, the contributors present solutions to help promote ecological balance between nature and the built environment in the American Southwest—and offer valuable insights for other ecologically fragile regions around the world.

Sustainable Land Management in a European Context

Sustainable Land Management in a European Context
Author: Thomas Weith,Tim Barkmann,Nadin Gaasch,Sebastian Rogga,Christian Strauß,Jana Zscheischler
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2020-08-28
ISBN 10: 3030508412
ISBN 13: 9783030508418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Land Management in a European Context Book Review:

This open access book presents and discusses current issues and innovative solution approaches for land management in a European context. Manifold sustainability issues are closely interconnected with land use practices. Throughout the world, we face increasing conflict over the use of land as well as competition for land. Drawing on experience in sustainable land management gained from seven years of the FONA programme (Research for Sustainable Development, conducted under the auspices of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research), the book stresses and highlights co-design processes within the “co-creation of knowledge”, involving collaboration in transdisciplinary research processes between academia and other stakeholders. The book begins with an overview of the current state of land use practices and the subsequent need to manage land resources more sustainably. New system solutions and governance approaches in sustainable land management are presented from a European perspective on land use. The volume also addresses how to use new modes of knowledge transfer between science and practice. New perspectives in sustainable land management and methods of combining knowledge and action are presented to a broad readership in land system sciences and environmental sciences, social sciences and geosciences.

Enhancing Communication & Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research

Enhancing Communication & Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research
Author: Michael O'Rourke,Stephen Crowley,Sanford D. Eigenbrode,J. D. Wulfhorst
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN 10: 1483323110
ISBN 13: 9781483323114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Enhancing Communication & Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research, edited by Michael O'Rourke, Stephen Crowley, Sanford D. Eigenbrode, and J. D. Wulfhorst, is a volume of previously unpublished, state-of-the-art chapters on interdisciplinary communication and collaboration written by leading figures and promising junior scholars in the world of interdisciplinary research, education, and administration. Designed to inform both teaching and research, this innovative book covers the spectrum of interdisciplinary activity, offering a timely emphasis on collaborative interdisciplinary work. The book’s four main parts focus on theoretical perspectives, case studies, communication tools, and institutional perspectives, while a final chapter ties together the various strands that emerge in the book and defines trend-lines and future research questions for those conducting work on interdisciplinary communication.

Case Studies in the Beer Sector

Case Studies in the Beer Sector
Author: Roberta Capitello,Natalia Maehle
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN 10: 0128177357
ISBN 13: 9780128177358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Case Studies in the Beer Sector investigates managerial and marketing dynamics in the beer sector. It explores the relevance of consumer science and its use as a tool for marketing strategies, putting special focus on small craft breweries. The book provides a variety of case studies from several countries to outline the global context within which the beer industry is developing. Real-life examples on how innovation and differentiation strategies affect consumer perceptions of beer are included, along with the relationship among breweries throughout the supply chain. Sections cover business strategy, sustainability, and how breweries are meeting the increasing demand for sustainable production processes. While this book provides a thorough reference for scholars and practitioners who work in the beer sector, it is also ideal for those studying business, agriculture, food engineering, technology, applied marketing and business strategy. Investigates contemporary managerial and marketing dynamics in the beer sector Explores the relevance of consumer science and its use as a tool for marketing strategies for both multinational players and small craft breweries Includes case studies that provide the reader with real-life examples on how to apply concepts discussed Offers a global, cross-cultural perspective on the beer sector in different countries and continents

Transdisciplinary Engineering Design Process

Transdisciplinary Engineering Design Process
Author: Atila Ertas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2018-06-28
ISBN 10: 1119474779
ISBN 13: 9781119474777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transdisciplinary Engineering Design Process Book Review:

A groundbreaking text book that presents a collaborative approach to design methods that tap into a range of disciplines In recent years, the number of complex problems to be solved by engineers has multiplied exponentially. Transdisciplinary Engineering Design Process outlines a collaborative approach to the engineering design process that includes input from planners, economists, politicians, physicists, biologists, domain experts, and others that represent a wide variety of disciplines. As the author explains, by including other disciplines to have a voice, the process goes beyond traditional interdisciplinary design to a more productive and creative transdisciplinary process. The transdisciplinary approach to engineering outlined leads to greater innovation through a collaboration of transdisciplinary knowledge, reaching beyond the borders of their own subject area to conduct “useful” research that benefits society. The author—a noted expert in the field—argues that by adopting transdisciplinary research to solving complex, large-scale engineering problems it produces more innovative and improved results. This important guide: Takes a holistic approach to solving complex engineering design challenges Includes a wealth of topics such as modeling and simulation, optimization, reliability, statistical decisions, ethics and project management Contains a description of a complex transdisciplinary design process that is clear and logical Offers an overview of the key trends in modern design engineering Integrates transdisciplinary knowledge and tools to prepare students for the future of jobs Written for members of the academy as well as industry leaders,Transdisciplinary Engineering Design Process is an essential resource that offers a new perspective on the design process that invites in a wide variety of collaborative partners.

Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Failures

Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Failures
Author: Dena Fam,Michael O'Rourke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN 10: 0429556888
ISBN 13: 9780429556883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Failures Book Review:

Unlike other volumes in the current literature, this book provides insight for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary researchers and practitioners on what doesn’t work. Documenting detailed case studies of project failure matters, not only as an illustration of experienced challenges but also as projects do not always follow step-by-step protocols of preconceived and theorised processes. Bookended by a framing introduction by the editors and a conclusion written by Julie Thompson Klein, each chapter ends with a reflexive section that synthesizes lessons learned and key take-away points for the reader. Drawing on a wide range of international case studies and with a strong environmental thread throughout, the book reveals a range of failure scenarios for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects, including: • Projects that did not get off the ground; • Projects that did not have the correct personnel for specified objectives; • Projects that did not reach their original objectives but met other objectives; • Projects that failed to anticipate important differences among collaborators. Illustrating causal links in real life projects, this volume will be of significant relevance to scholars and practitioners looking to overcome the challenges of conducting interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.

Coffee Consumption and Industry Strategies in Brazil

Coffee Consumption and Industry Strategies in Brazil
Author: Luciana Florêncio de Almeida,Eduardo Eugenio Spers
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2019-09-13
ISBN 10: 0128147229
ISBN 13: 9780128147221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coffee Consumption and Industry Strategies in Brazil Book Review:

Coffee Consumption and Industry Strategies in Brazil, the latest release in the Consumer Science and Strategic Marketing series, provides an overview of the coffee sector, focusing on marketing strategies, consumer behavior, and strategies for transforming coffee consumption, production and retailing. The book presents the importance of an academician-practitioner perspective to bridge the gap between scholars and managers, and between business schools and the entrepreneurial world. Appropriate for researchers in the fields of food retail and producing, food marketing, consumer behavior, consumer science, agribusiness marketing and strategy, food industry strategy, undergraduate and post-graduate students studying marketing, consumer behavior, strategy, agribusiness marketing and strategy, practitioners in the food industry, marketing managers, and marketing and strategy consultants, this book is a must-read for those contributing to the coffee industry. Presents strategies for transforming coffee consumption, production and retailing Addresses market outlook, factors and trends Outlines coffee industry strategies through business cases that highlight innovative practices Discuss and present the certification role in the coffee producing strategy and retailing The coffee waves and the specialty coffee impact in the consumption and at the retail level Studies the role of retail and the consumer Includes questions and exercises based on case studies and concepts

The Water–Food–Energy Nexus

The Water–Food–Energy Nexus
Author: Jeremy Allouche,Carl Middleton,Dipak Gyawali
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 1351805525
ISBN 13: 9781351805520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Water–Food–Energy Nexus Book Review:

The world of development thinkers and practitioners is abuzz with a new lexicon: the idea of "the nexus" between water, food, and energy which is intuitively compelling. It promises better integration of multiple sectoral elements, a better transition to greener economies, and sustainable development. However, there appears to be little agreement on its precise meaning, whether it only complements existing environmental governance approaches or how it can be enhanced in national contexts. One current approach to the nexus treats it as a risk and security matter while another treats it within economic rationality addressing externalities across sector. A third perspective acknowledges it as a fundamentally political process requiring negotiation amongst different actors with distinct perceptions, interests, and practices. This perspective highlights the fact that technical solutions for improving coherence within the nexus may have unintended and negative impacts in other policy areas, such as poverty alleviation and education. The Water–Food–Energy Nexus: Power, Politics and Justice lays out the managerial-technical definitions of the nexus and challenges these conceptions by bringing to the forefront the politics of the nexus, around two key dimensions – a dynamic understanding of water–food–energy systems, and a normative positioning around nexus debates, in particular around social justice. The authors argue that a shift in nexus governance is required towards approaches where limits to control are acknowledged, and more reflexive/plural strategies adopted. This book will be of interest to academic researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in the fields of international development studies, environmental politics, and science and technology studies, as well as international relations.

One Health and Ecohealth in Southeast Asia: Highlights of research by the International Livestock Research Institute and its partners

One Health and Ecohealth in Southeast Asia: Highlights of research by the International Livestock Research Institute and its partners
Author: Hung Nguyen-Viet,Unger, F.,Gilbert, J.,McDermott, J.,Lapar, L.,Mehta-Bhatt, P.,Pham Duc Phuc,Dang Xuan Sinh,Grace, D.
Publsiher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Envisioning futures for environmental and sustainability education

Envisioning futures for environmental and sustainability education
Author: Peter Blaze Corcoran,Joseph P. Weakland,Arjen E.J. Wals
Publsiher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2017-02-16
ISBN 10: 9086868460
ISBN 13: 9789086868469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Envisioning futures for environmental and sustainability education Book Review:

This edited collection invites educational practitioners and theorists to speculate on - and craft visions for - the future of environmental and sustainability education. It explores what educational methods and practices might exist on the horizon, waiting for discovery and implementation. A global array of authors imagines alternative futures for the field and attempts to rethink environmental and sustainability education institutionally, intellectually, and pedagogically. These thought leaders chart how emerging modes of critical speculation might function as a means to remap and redesign the future of environmental and sustainability education today. Previous volumes within this United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development series have responded to the complexity of environmental education in our contemporary moment with concepts such as social learning, intergenerational learning, and transformative leadership for sustainable futures. 'Envisioning Futures for Environmental and Sustainability Education' builds on this earlier work - as well as the work of others. It seeks to foster modes of intellectual engagement with ecological futures in the Anthropocene; to develop resilient, adaptable pedagogies as a hedge against future ecological uncertainties; and to spark discussion concerning how futures thinking can generate theoretical and applied innovations within the field.

Designing Sustainable Technologies, Products and Policies

Designing Sustainable Technologies, Products and Policies
Author: Enrico Benetto,Kilian Gericke,Mélanie Guiton
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN 10: 3319669818
ISBN 13: 9783319669816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Sustainable Technologies, Products and Policies Book Review:

This open access book provides insight into the implementation of Life Cycle approaches along the entire business value chain, supporting environmental, social and economic sustainability related to the development of industrial technologies, products, services and policies; and the development and management of smart agricultural systems, smart mobility systems, urban infrastructures and energy for the built environment. The book is based on papers presented at the 8th International Life Cycle Management Conference that took place from September 3-6, 2017 in Luxembourg, and which was organized by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and the University of Luxembourg in the framework of the LCM Conference Series.

Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production in Architecture and Urbanism

Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production in Architecture and Urbanism
Author: Isabelle Doucet,Nel Janssens
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2011-01-13
ISBN 10: 9789400701045
ISBN 13: 9400701047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production in Architecture and Urbanism Book Review:

The volume addresses the hybridisation of knowledge production in space-related research. In contrast with interdisciplinary knowledge, which is primarily located in scholarly environments, transdisciplinary knowledge production entails a fusion of academic and non-academic knowledge, theory and practice, discipline and profession. Architecture (and urbanism), operating as both a discipline and a profession, seems to form a particularly receptive ground for transdisciplinary research. However, this specificity has not yet been developed into a full-fledged, unique mode of knowledge production. In order to dedicate specific attention to transdisciplinary knowledge production, this book aims to explore (new) hybrid modes of inquiry that allow many of architecture’s longstanding schisms to be overcome: such as between theory/history and practice, critical theory and projective design, the adoption of an external viewpoint and a view-from-within (often under the guise of bottom-up vs. top-down). It therefore offers the reader a mix of contributions that elaborate on knowledge production that is situated in the (architectural and urban) profession or practice, and on practice-based approaches in theory.