Transdisciplinarity For Sustainability

Transdisciplinarity For Sustainability

Smith, A., Stirling, A., and Berkhout, F. (2005) 'The governance of sustainable socio-technical transitions', Research Policy, ... R. J. F. (2011) 'Defining terms for integrated (multi-inter-trans-disciplinary) sustainability research', ...

Author: Martina M. Keitsch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429583407

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

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This volume explores interactions between academia and different societal stakeholders with a focus on sustainability. It examines the significance and potential of transdisciplinary collaboration as a tool for sustainability and the SDGs. Traditionally, academia has focused on research and education. More recently, however, the challenges of sustainable development and achieving the SDGs have required the co-production of knowledge between academic and non-academic actors. Compromising theory, methods and case studies from a broad span of transdisciplinary collaboration, Transdisciplinarity For Sustainability: Aligning Diverse Practices is written by specialists from various academic disciplines and represents an important step forward in systematising knowledge and understanding of transdisciplinary collaboration. They are designed to provide a roadmap for further research in the field and facilitate pursuing and realizing the SDGs. The book will appeal to researchers and postgraduate students in a variety of disciplines such as architecture, design, economics, social sciences, engineering and sustainability studies. It will also be of significant value to professionals who are engaged in transdisciplinary collaboration that supports sustainable development.
Categories: Business & Economics

Transdisciplinary Research and Practice for Sustainability Outcomes

Transdisciplinary Research and Practice for Sustainability Outcomes

As Emeritus Professor Valerie Brown AO notes in her Preface, this book moves transdisciplinary inquiry into the academic and social mainstream.

Author: Dena Fam

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317312314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

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‘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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability

past, present and future. In: B. Haverkort, ed. Moving Worldviews – Reshaping Sciences, Policies and Practices for Endogenous Sustainable Development. Leusden: COMPAS Editions, pp.142¥166. Nicolescu, B., 2006b. Transdisciplinarity ...

Author: Edmond Byrne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317007920

Category: Science

Page: 254

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Demonstrating how a university can, in a very practical and pragmatic way, be re-envisioned through a transdisciplinary informed frame, this book shows how through an open and collegiate spirit of inquiry the most pressing and multifaceted issue of contemporary societal (un)sustainability can be addressed and understood in a way that transcends narrow disciplinary work. It also provides a practical exemplar of how far more meaningful deliberation, understandings and options for action in relation to contemporary sustainability-related crises can emerge than could otherwise be achieved. Indeed it helps demonstrate how only through a transdisciplinary ethos and approach can real progress be achieved. The fact that this can be done in parallel to (or perhaps underneath) the day-to-day business of the university serves to highlight how even micro seed initiatives can further the process of breaking down silos and reuniting C.P. Snow’s ‘two cultures’ after some four centuries of the relentless project of modernity. While much has been written and talked about with respect to both sustainability and transdisciplinarity, this book offers a pragmatic example which hopefully will signpost the ways others can, will and indeed must follow in our common quest for real progress.
Categories: Science

Transdisciplinary Research and Practice for Sustainability Outcomes

Transdisciplinary Research and Practice for Sustainability Outcomes

Transdisciplinarity and sustainability One of the earliest mentions of TD in conjunction with sustainability, recalled by Scholz et al., appeared in environmental education in 1973 (2006, 231). Projects involving both scientists and ...

Author: Dena Fam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317312307

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

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‘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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Transdisciplinary Research and Sustainability

Transdisciplinary Research and Sustainability

Introduction. Transdisciplinarity. for. sustainability. Martina. Padmanabhan. Introduction. To meet the challenges of achieving sustainable societies, research has to change fundamentally by embracing transdisciplinarity.

Author: Martina Padmanabhan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315441467

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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Transdisciplinarity is a new way of scientifically meeting the challenges of sustainability. Indeed, interdisciplinary collaboration and co-operation with non-academic ‘practice partners’ is at the core of this; creating contextualised, socially relevant knowledge about complex real-world problems. Transdisciplinary Research and Sustainability breaks new ground by presenting transdisciplinary research in practice, drawing on recent advances by the vibrant transdisciplinary research communities in the German-speaking world. It describes methodological innovations developed to address wide-ranging contemporary issues including climate change adaptation, energy policy, sustainable agriculture and soil conservation. Furthermore, the authors reflect on the challenges involved in integrating non-academic actors in scientific research, on the tensions that arise in the encounter of theory and praxis, and on the inherently normative, political nature of sustainability research. Highlighting the need for academic institutions to be transformed to reflect transdisciplinarity, this timely volume will appeal to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as Sustainability Science, Transdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy of Science.
Categories: Social Science

Theological and Ethical Perspectives on Climate Engineering

Theological and Ethical Perspectives on Climate Engineering

Julie Thompson Klein, “Prospects for Transdisciplinarity,” Futures 36, no. 4 (2004): 515–26; Gertrude Hirsch Hadorn, David Bradley, Christian Pohl, Stephan Rist, and Urs Wiesmann, “Implications of Transdisciplinarity for Sustainability ...

Author: Forrest Clingerman

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498523592

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Using the resources of theology and ethics to bring religion into the climate engineering debate, this book considers the moral questions raised by scientists, engineers, and philosophers while adding new questions and insights to the debate. Readers new to the discussion will be introduced in an engaging and thoughtful manner, while those who already work on this issue will wrestle with it in a new way.
Categories: Religion

Sustainable Development in Africa

Sustainable Development in Africa

Having explained how social capital in organisations can be measured, we will now discuss the sustainability nexus in the context of transdisciplinarity and social capital. The Sustainability Nexus For development to meet the interest ...

Author: Masafumi Nagao

Publisher: Spears Media Press

ISBN: 9781942876458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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Consisting of nine original chapters, this volume on theory and methods on sustainable development in Africa are crafted from a series of Sustainable Development Workshops organized by eight partner universities in Africa. The book responds to the call for concepts and methods suited to explaining and understanding sustainable development challenges on the African continent. Contributors are African faculty and graduates of the three master’s programmes in Sustainable Urban Development, Sustainable Integrated Rural Development and Mining and Mineral Resources, coordinated by the eight partner African universities who make up the Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (ESDA) initiative.
Categories: Business & Economics

New Developments in Engineering Education for Sustainable Development

New Developments in Engineering Education for Sustainable Development

In Proceedings from Trans-disciplinary conversations on transitions to sustainability. Cork, 5–6 Sept. http://www.ucc.ie/ ... Implications of transdisciplinarity for sustainability research. Ecological Economics, 60(1), 119–128.

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319329338

Category: Science

Page: 321

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This book discusses essential approaches and methods in connection with engineering education for sustainable development. Prepared as a follow-up to the 2015 Engineering Education in Sustainable Development (EESD) Conference held in British Columbia, Canada, it offers the engineering community key information on the latest trends and developments in this important field. Reflecting the need to address the links between formal and informal education, the scholars and professionals who contribute to this book show by means of case studies and projects how the goal of fostering sustainable development in the context of engineering education can be achieved. In particular, they discuss the need for restructuring teaching at engineering‐focused institutions of higher education and provide practical examples of how to do so. The book places special emphasis on state-of-the art descriptions of approaches, methods, initiatives and projects from around the world, illustrating the contribution of engineering and affiliated sciences to sustainable development in various contexts, and at an international scale.
Categories: Science

Critiquing Sustainability Changing Philosophy

Critiquing Sustainability  Changing Philosophy

of the areas contains reference to the others when considered from a sustainability perspective. The way the text is organised is both a testament to and an argument for the transdisciplinarity of the sustainability enterprise.

Author: Jenneth Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136214660

Category: Law

Page: 228

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To increasing numbers of people, sustainability is the key challenge of the twenty-first century. In the many fields where it is a goal, persistent problems obstruct the efforts of those trying to make a difference. The task of this book is to provide an overview of the current state of philosophy in the context of what philosophy is, could be or should be – in relation to sustainability and the human future on Earth. The book is conceived as a contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, helping to link work on philosophy and sustainability. Critiquing Sustainability, Changing Philosophy focusses on the importance of philosophical work to the formation and effectiveness of global civil society and social movements for sustainability in the context of the Anthropocene age of the Earth. It takes a transdisciplinary systems approach that challenges philosophy and concludes by proposing a greatly enhanced role for philosophy in contributing to global public reason for sustainability. This book will be of interest to philosophers, sustainability practitioners and thinkers, policy makers and all those engaged in the global movement for sustainability.
Categories: Law

Integrating Selected Concepts and Methods to Enhance Corporate Sustainability

Integrating Selected Concepts and Methods to Enhance Corporate Sustainability

Implications of transdisciplinarity for sustainability research . Ecological Economics 60 ( 1 ) , 119–128 . Hovorka , D. S. and Corbett , J. ( 2012 ) . IS Sustainability Research : A trans - disciplinary framework for a ' grand ...

Author: Christian Nuß

Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag

ISBN: 9783736983427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The striving for sustainable development is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. As a result on a corporate level, companies are increasingly forced to broaden their scope by considering environmental and social aspects in their decision-making processes to ultimately remain competitive and prospering. However, the incorporation of sustainability into both qualitative and quantitative corporate decision-making is challenging and complex. Against this background the present doctoral dissertation reveals ways to implement and enhance corporate sustainability. This is done by means of integrating selected methods and concepts, namely the concepts of transdisciplinarity, reverse logistics, and green information systems as well as methods and tools from the discipline of operations research. Within seven research contributions qualitative and quantitative approaches are developed that improve corporate decision-making to achieve sustainability goals.
Categories: Business & Economics