This book provides a comprehensive overview of the practice of sustainability through a diverse range of case studies spanning across varied fields and areas of expertise. It provides a clear indication as to the contemporary state of sustainability in a time faced by issues such as global climate change, challenges of environmental justice, economic globalization and environmental contamination.
The Palgrave Handbook of Sustainability explores three broad themes: Environmental Sustainability, Social Sustainability and Economic Sustainability. The authors critically explore these themes and provide insight into their linkages with one another to demonstrate the substantial efforts currently underway to address the sustainability of our planet. This handbook is an important contribution to the best practises on sustainability, drawn from many different examples across the fields of engineering, geology, anthropology, sociology, biology, chemistry and religion.
Table of Contents
1. Sustainability Definitions, Historical Context and Frameworks; Sandra Garren and Robert Brinkmann .- Section 1: Environment .- 2. Sustainability and Natural Landscape Stewardship: A United States Conservation Case Study; Johanna Kavorik .- 3. Policy Design for Sustainability at Multiple Scales: The Case of Transboundary Haze Pollution in Southeast Asia; Ishani Mukherjee 4. Sustainable Water Resources Management: Groundwater Depletion; Brian F. Thomas and Aimee C. Gibbons .- 5. America’s Path to Drinking Water Infrastructure Inequality and Environmental Injustice: The Case of Flint, Michigan; Adrienne L. Katner et al. .- 6. Sustainable Renewable Energy: The Case of Burlington, Vermont; Sandra Garren .- 7. Greenhouse Gas Management: A Case Study of a Typical American City; Rachel M. Krause and J.C. Martel .- 8. Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China: An Unsustainable Situation in Search of a Solution; Haakon Vennemo and Kristin Aunan .- 9. Waste Management Outlook for the Middle East; Salman Zafar .- 10. The Sustainability of Vicuña Conservation in Bolivia; Melissa Grigione et al. .- 11. The Efficacy of Small Closures: A Tale of Two Marine Protected Areas in Canada; Ryan Stanley et al. .- Section 2: Equity .- 12. Urban Social Sustainability: The Case Study of Nottingham, United Kingdom; Jenni Cauvain .- 13. Methods for Integrated Sustainability Assessment: The Case of Small Holder Farming in Karnataka, South India; Sheetal Patil and Seema Purushothaman .- 14. Japanese Women and Antinuclear Activism After the Fukushima Accident; Heidi Hutner .- 15. Emerging Social Movements for Sustainability: Understanding and Scaling Up Upcycling in the United Kingdom; Kyungeun Sung, Tim Cooper, and Sarah Kettley .- 16. Urban Vulnerability of Waste Workers in Nigerian Cities: The Case of Aba, Nigeria; Thaddeus Chidi Nzeadibe and Friday Uchenna Ochege .- 17. Designing Personal Sustainability into Organizational Culture: The Case of Burning Man; Morgan C. Benton and Nicole Radziwill .- 18. Political Leadership and Sustainability in Africa: Margaret Kenyatta; Jo-Ansie van Wyk .- 19. Environmental Law; Yumiko Nakanishi .- 20. Brownfields Redevelopment: Recycling the Urban Environment; Elizabeth Strom .- 21. Methodology for Selection of Sustainability Criteria: A Case Study of Social Housing in Peru; Daniel R. Rondinel Oviedo and Christopher Scheier Barreto .- 22. Small-Scale, Sustainable Agriculture in Broward, Florida; Thelma I. Velez .- Section 3: Economy .- 23. Economic Development and Sustainability: A Case Study from Long Island, New York; Robert Brinkmann .- 24. Sustainable Business; Deborah Gallagher .- 25. Contributing to Competitiveness in Retailing by Engaging in Sustainability: The Case of Migros; Thomas Rudolph et al. .- 26. Environmental Purchasing in the City of Phoenix; Nicole Darnall et al. .- 27. The Dual Promise of Green Jobs: Sustainability and Economic Equity; Ellen Scully-Russ .- 28. Is Ecotourism Sustainable? A Case Study from Sri Lanka; Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Wasantha Rathnayake .- 29. Green Building and Sustainability: Diffusing Green Building Approaches in the United Kingdom and Germany; Kirstie O’Neill and David Gibbs .- 30. Green Universities: The Example of Western Kentucky University; Leslie North and Christian N. Ryan .- 31. Events, Festivals and Sustainability: The Woodford Folk Festival, Australia; Kirsten Holmes and Judith Mair .- 32. We’d Like Our Clothes Back Please! Partnering with Consumers to Achieve Sustainability Goals; Diane M. Phillips and Jason Keith Phillips .- 33. Green IT: Hofstra University’s Information Technology Upgrades Created Unplanned Sustainable Green Benefits by Increasing Efficiency and Reducing Costs; Margaret Linehan and Catherine Fisher .- Section 4: Regional and Local Examples .- 34. Sustainability in North America: The Canadian Experience; Mark Roseland and Maria Spiliotopoulou .- 35. African Sustainability and Global Governance; Timothy M. Shaw .- 36. Urban Sustainability in India; Shrimoyee Bhattacharya .- 37. Sustainability in Africa: The Service Delivery Issues of Zimbabwe; Innocent Chirisa, Liaison Mukarwi, and Abraham Matamanda .- 38. Sustainable Transportation in Mexico; Nora Munguia and Luis Velazquez .- 39. Sustainability in Small States: Luxembourg as a Post-Suburban Space Under Growth Pressure in Need of a Cross-National Sustainability; Constance Carr .- 40. Florida’s Growth Management Experience: From Top-down Direction to Laissez Faire Land-use; Aaron Deslatte .- 41. Planning for City Sustainability: Greenworks Orlando Case Study; Christopher V. Hawkins .- 42. ZukunftGestalten@MUAS: Designing the Future at Munich University of Applied Science (MUAS); Sascha Zinn and Ralf Isenmann .- 43. Sustainable Transportation Planning in the BosWash Corridor; Michelle R. Oswald Beiler.