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Sustainable Development

  • Feasibility Analysis for Sustainable Technologiesby Scott Herriott

    Business Expert Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Feasibility Analysis for Sustainable Technologies will lead you into a professional feasibility analysis for a renewable energy or energy efficiency project. The analysis begins with an understanding of the basic engineering description of technology in terms of capacity, efficiency, constraints, and dependability. It continues in modeling the... more...

  • Waste Management and Sustainable Consumptionby Karin M. Ekström

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    The accelerated pace of global consumption over the past decades has meant that governments across the world are now faced with significant challenges in dealing with the dramatically increased volume of waste. While research on waste management has previously focused on finding technological solutions to the problem, this book uniquely examines... more...

  • Action Research for Climate Change Adaptationby Arwin van Buuren; Jasper Eshuis; Mathijs van Vliet

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Governments all over the world are struggling with the question of how to adapt to climate change. They need information not only about the issue and its possible consequences, but also about feasible governance strategies and instruments to combat it. At the same time, scientists from different social disciplines are trying to understand the dynamics... more...

  • International Climate Change Law and State Complianceby Alexander Zahar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    A solution to the problem of climate change requires close international cooperation and difficult reforms involving all states. Law has a clear role to play in that solution. What is not so clear is the role that law has played to date as a constraining factor on state conduct. International Climate Change Law and State Compliance is an unprecedented... more...

  • The Making of Low Carbon Economiesby Heather Lovell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The Making of Low Carbon Economies looks at how more than two decades of sustained effort at climate change mitigation has resulted in a variety of new practices, rules and ways of doing things: a period of active construction of low carbon economies. From outer space observations of the carbon in tropical forests, to carbon financial reporting,... more...

  • Innovation in Luxury Fashion Family Businessby Elisa Giacosa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    A large number of family businesses operate in the luxury fashion sector which shows their importance as a source of growth, development and social and economic stability. This book analyses how a strategy of innovation in terms of products and processes can offer a competitive advantage to family businesses operating in the luxury fashion sector.... more...

  • Transformative Sustainable Developmentby Kei Otsuki

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Recent debates about sustainable development have shifted their focus from fixing environmental problems in a technocratic and economic way to more fundamental changes in social-political processes and relations. In this context, participation is a genuinely transformative approach to sustainable development, yet the process by which participation... more...

  • Lessons in Sustainable Development from Malaysia and Indonesiaby Sara Hsu; Nathan Perry

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Hsu and Perry provide a concise overview of sustainable development in the nations, make policy recommendations for each country, and discuss sustainable development experiments in both countries. more...

  • Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and Action for a Sustainable Futureby Thaddeus R. Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    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... more...

  • Place-making and Urban Developmentby Pier Carlo Palermo; Davide Ponzini

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices in academic and professional circles. Recently, new expertise maintains that place-making could be an innovative and potentially autonomous... more...