Building a Sustainable Future

Building a Sustainable Future

ongoing or prospective development pressures present an urgent threat to locally and / or globally significant environmental assets and there may be an opportunity to propose more sustainable development options . Building an Enabling ...

Author: Agi Kiss

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 082135146X

Category: Nature

Page: 126

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Printed on Demand. Limited stock is held for this title. If you would like to order 30 copies or more please contact [email protected] Contact [email protected], if currently unavailable. In Africa, most especially Sub-Saharan Africa, the World Bank?s mission, to fight poverty, is strongly linked with environmental protection and better management of renewable natural resources. In both rural and urban areas, the poor of Africa are impacted by the loss of natural resources and environmental services. They are also at the highest risk from natural disasters--most particularly floods and drought. This environmental strategy report identifies the current thinking of the Africa region within the World Bank Group. It helps detail the World Bank?s commitment to assist African countries make the transition to sustainable economic development by implementing improved management of natural resources and the environment.
Categories: Nature

Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050

Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050

We have now the opportunity to future-proof these new developments. This book brings together essays by key players in the field, and will be very widely read and used.

Author: Tim Dixon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119063810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 409

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Brings together leading thinking on issues of new professional practice and on the future of a sustainable built environment This book focuses on both construction and development issues, and examines how we can transition to a sustainable future by the year 2050—bringing together leading research and practice at building, neighbourhood, and city levels. It deftly analyses how emerging socio-economic, technological, and environmental trends will influence the built environment of the future. The book covers a broad spectrum of interests across the scales of buildings, communities and cities, including how professional practice will need to adapt to these trends. The broader context is provided by an analysis of emergent business models and the changing requirements for expert advice from clients. Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050: A Foresight Approach to Construction and Development features chapters covering: data and trends, including historical data and UK and international case studies; policies and practice related to the field; current state of scientific understanding; key challenges; key technological advances (including disruptive and systemic technological innovations); change issues and critical uncertainties; and future visions. It provides: A strong conceptual framework based on a ‘Foresight' approach Discussion of the key data and trends that underpin each chapter Coverage of both construction and property development Specially commissioned chapters by academics and practitioners A synthesis of the main findings in the book and key insights for the future to 2050 Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050: A Foresight Approach to Construction and Development is an important book for postgraduate students and researchers, construction, real estate and property development specialists, engineers, planners, architects, foresight and futures studies specialists, and anyone involved in sustainable buildings.
Categories: Business & Economics

Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners

Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners

These elements are key to building a sustainable future for interdisciplinary graduate degree programs. REFERENCES Addams, L., & Allred, A. T. (2013). The first step in proactively managing students' careers: Teaching self-SWOT analysis ...

Author: Jennifer K. Holtz

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623968731

Category: Education

Page: 683

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Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners is an edited and refereed collection of papers published in conjunction with the joint Adult Higher Educational Alliance (AHEA) and American Association of Adult and Continuing Education Conferences (AAACE). This book is the third in a series of scholarly publications associated with the annual AHEA conference. The book is arranged thematically according to the topics of submissions. Building Sustainable Futures is important because it fills a unique niche in the field of adult education, extends the scope of AHEA to a larger audience, and offers a current volume for scholars and practitioners based on both research and practice-based research.
Categories: Education

Building for a Sustainable Future in Our Schools

Building for a Sustainable Future in Our Schools

In B. Davies (Ed.), Developing sustainable leadership (pp. 11–25). London: Paul Chapman. Engin-Demir, C. (2009). Factors influencing the academic achievement of the Turkish urban poor. International Journal of Educational Development, ...

Author: Rosemary Papa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319124032

Category: Education

Page: 215

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This book explores how educators can transform improvements from the dynamic process of teaching into far-reaching, sustainable reforms that can secure a more prosperous future for students and the world they inhabit. It establishes the role of leadership in educational sustainability and highlights methods of creating sustainable educational reforms. The authors emphasize the importance of implementing ethical and moral values in teaching sustainable practices, and discuss the critical relationship between the classroom and the local community and policies protecting planet earth. Furthermore, through the inclusion of research and case studies drawn from countries across the world, this valuable resource demonstrates how transformational leadership practices can contribute to a culture of sustainability in all classrooms, pre-K through university. Among the topics covered:- Social Capital Dimensions: Social Justice, Morality, and the Common Good- Classroom and Community Partners: The Ethics and Morality Inherent in Sustainable Practices- Developing a Culture for Sustainability in Educational Organisations and in Partnerships, i.e., Across Disciplines and Communities- Understanding Leadership Practices in a Sustainable School Model: A Case Study from Turkey divEducators, education researchers, and policymakers in education will findBuilding for a Sustainable Future in Our Schools: Brick by Brick to be a useful tool in understanding the critical role of education in sustainable development encouraging complementary relationships between humans and our earth.
Categories: Education

Planning for a Sustainable Future

Planning for a Sustainable Future

Planning for a Sustainable Future provides a multi-disciplinary overview of sustainability issues in the land use context, focusing on principles and their application, the legal, political and policy context.

Author: Sue Batty

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415232272

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

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Planning for a Sustainable Future provides a multi-disciplinary overview of sustainability issues in the land use context, focusing on principles and their application, the legal, political and policy context.
Categories: Political Science

Building for a Sustainable Future

Building for a Sustainable Future

Author: Institution of Structural Engineers Staff

Publisher:

ISBN: 1874266506

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

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Categories: Architecture

Building the future we want

Building the future we want

The 2015 edition of A Planet for Life reaches bookshelves in a landmark year for the world.

Author: Rajendra K. Pachauri

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 9788179935750

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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The 2015 edition of A Planet for Life reaches bookshelves in a landmark year for the world. A new development cooperation framework is being crafted while sustainable development goals (SDGs) are being laid out to address the 21st century’s most urgent sustainable development issues. A Planet for Life provides first hand analysis and narrative of ongoing transformation and sustainable development challenges in key countries. It tours five continents to shed light on what countries and regions are actually doing to achieve sustainable development, tackling their own local – and global – problems, and exploring different pathways towards sustainability. It explores implementation issues and financing for development options more specifically, with an overview of key propositions for making sustainable development financing a lever to transform economies and societies. Cities: steering towards sustainability (ISBN: 9788179931318) Innovation for Sustainable Development (ISBN: 9788179935569) Reducing Inequalities: a sustainable development challenge (ISBN: 9788179935309) Towards Agricultural Change? (ISBN: 9788179934432) Oceans: the new frontier (ISBN: 9788179934029)
Categories: Business & Economics

Sustainable Development in Africa

Sustainable Development in Africa

After all, the goal of holistic development is to develop competencies in young children that will motivate, inform and develop critical abilities to empower them as rescuers to patch up the sustainability errors of past generations ...

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030746933

Category: Science

Page: 741

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This book serves the purpose of documenting and promoting African experiences on sustainable development, which encompasses both, formal and non-formal education. Sustainable development is very important to Africa, but there is a paucity of publication which documents and promotes experiences from African countries. Due to their complexity, the interrelations between social, economic and political factors related to sustainable development, especially at universities, need to be better understood. There is also a real need to showcase successful examples of how African institutions are handling their sustainability challenges. It is against this background that this book has been produced. It is a truly interdisciplinary publication, useful to scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies and private companies, undertaking research and/or executing projects focusing on sustainability from across Africa. As African nations strive to pursue the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it is imperative to cater for the information needs seen across the continent and foster the dissemination of experiences and case studies, which may support both, on-going and future efforts. The scope of the book is deliberately kept wide, and we are looking for contributions across the spectrum of sustainable development from business and economics, to arts and fashion, administration, environment, languages and media studies.
Categories: Science

Ergonomics and Human Factors for a Sustainable Future

Ergonomics and Human Factors for a Sustainable Future

Current Research and Future Possibilities Andrew Thatcher, Paul H.P. Yeow. Altomonte, S., Rutherford, P., & Wilson, R. (2015). Human factors in the design of sustainable built environments. Intelligent Buildings International, 7(4), ...

Author: Andrew Thatcher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811080722

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

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This book focuses on different sustainable products and services, such as electrical vehicles, green buildings, and biophilic and biomimetic systems, at multiple hierarchical levels within its chapters. The authors reflect on individual, organisational, governmental, political, and moral considerations of how Human Factor Ergonomics can build a sustainable future. This book is a must-read for anyone concerned with environmental issues and sustainability.
Categories: Business & Economics

Transition Engineering

Transition Engineering

This work presents a methodology for shifting away from unsustainable activities.

Author: Susan Krumdieck

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000692679

Category: Nature

Page: 207

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Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future examines new strategies emerging in response to the mega-issues of global climate change, decline in world oil supply, scarcity of key industrial minerals, and local environmental constraints. These issues pose challenges for organizations, businesses, and communities, and engineers will need to begin developing ideas and projects to implement the transition of engineered systems. This work presents a methodology for shifting away from unsustainable activities. Teaching the Transition Engineering approach and methodology is the focus of the text, and the concept is presented in a way that engineers can begin applying it in their work.
Categories: Nature