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Toward a more livable world : social dimensions of sustainability

Author: Jerry Williams, Dr.; William Forbes, Dr.
Publisher: Nacogdoches, Tex. : Stephen F. Austin State University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This century of growth has been fed by equally unprecedented material resource consumption and associated negative environmental impacts. This book offers both a vision and a path to a sustainable future while maintaining a livable world. Sustainability is a human concern, and sustainable development cannot occur without human development. This collection of essays introduces the human dimension into the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Williams, Dr.; William Forbes, Dr.
ISBN: 9781936205608 1936205602
OCLC Number: 768792427
Description: 295 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Culture and sustainability / Jerry Williams --
Sustainability's golden rule / Ben Dixon --
The virtue of sustainability / Kelly J. Salsbery --
Sustainability and American education / Jerry K. Frye --
The role of education in a sustainable democracy / Jerry Williams and Michelle Williams --
German and American paths to sustainability / Louise E. Stoehr --
Desperate quest : a poet looks at sustainability / Ken Lauter --
Sustainable communities / Jerry Williams --
Creating sustainable cities / Alex Garvin --
Sustainable communities : social connectedness and social capital / Kathleen Belanger --
The role of faith in a sustainable future / Jerry Williams and Maya Lemon --
Multiculturalism and globalization : case studies from three ethnicities / Herman Wright, Jr. [and others] --
Sense of place and expandable community boundaries / William Forbes --
Globalization, environmental justice, and sustainability in the world-system : the case of e-waste in Guiyu, China / R. Scott Frey --
Economics and sustainability / William Forbes --
The human world and its values / Henrik Harjula --
The tragedy of the commons and climate change / Lee Payne --
Sustainability : towards the new American dream / Cindy L. Pressley --
Sustainability from a market perspective / Ray Darville --
Sense of place and the "triple" bottom line / Dan Shilling --
Why would I live there? / Tom Mote --
Toward a livable community / Brian Murphy [and others].
Other Titles: Social dimensions of sustainability
Responsibility: edited by Jerry Williams, William Forbes.

Abstract:

This century of growth has been fed by equally unprecedented material resource consumption and associated negative environmental impacts. This book offers both a vision and a path to a sustainable future while maintaining a livable world. Sustainability is a human concern, and sustainable development cannot occur without human development. This collection of essays introduces the human dimension into the sustainability debate by applying what we call the golden rule of sustainability: "(BDo unto future generations as you would have had previous ones do unto yours." Guided by this ethical imperative and by harnessing the power of science in both the physical and human worlds, we have can remake national and global institutions in ways that offer real hope for future generations.

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