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Searching for resilience in sustainable development : learning journeys in conservation

Author: John Blewitt; Daniella Tilbury
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Routledge studies in sustainable development.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Resilience is a term that is gaining currency in conservation and sustainable development, though its meaning and value in this context is yet to be defined. Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development examines ways in which resilience may be created within the web of ecological, socio-economic and cultural systems that make up the world in. The authors embark upon a learning journey exploring both robust  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Blewitt; Daniella Tilbury
ISBN: 9780415524889 0415524881 9780415524896 041552489X
OCLC Number: 764304690
Description: xx, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: learning journeys and resilience in times of change --
Resilience in theory and practice --
Shifting tactics?: testing the resilience of a movement --
Contesting market logics --
Regenerative and resilient eco-cities --
Risks, transition and an ecology of circumstances --
Education and conservation: building social resilience --
Resilience, sustainability and the utopian future --
Destinations: humpty dumpty and the search for resilience.
Series Title: Routledge studies in sustainable development.
Responsibility: John Blewitt and Daniella Tilbury.

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Resilience is a term that is gaining currency in conservation and sustainable development, though its meaning and value in this context is yet to be defined. Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development examines ways in which resilience may be created within the web of ecological, socio-economic and cultural systems that make up the world in. The authors embark upon a learning journey exploring both robust and fragile systems and asking questions of groups and individuals actively involved in building or maintaining resilience.

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"This book unravels the multiple meanings of resilience and challenges us to be clear about what we mean. Today's "striving for resilience" may be akin to yesterday's "striving for conservation" - a Read more...

 
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