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  1. The Coming of Age of the Green Community

    My neighbourhood, my planet

    By Erik Bichard

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    People organising to protect their environment is not a new phenomenon, but the groups that have been pushing for environmental change since the 1970s have not convinced sufficient numbers make sustainable decisions or to lead sustainable lives. Governments have serially failed to do the job at the...

    Published September 12th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing

    an uneasy relationship

    By Jin Xue

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing: An Uneasy Relationship critically discusses the possibilities of decoupling environmental degradation from economic growth. The author refutes the belief in combining perpetual economic growth with long-term environmental sustainability based on the premise...

    Published August 16th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Motivating Change: Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment

    Edited by Robert Crocker, Steffen Lehmann

    Series: Earthscan Series on Sustainable Design

    Today’s most pressing challenges require behaviour change at many levels, from the city to the individual. This book focuses on the collective influences that can be seen to shape change. Exploring the underlying dimensions of behaviour change in terms of consumption, media, social innovation and...

    Published July 17th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Institutions, Regulatory Styles, Society and Environmental Governance in China

    By Carlos Wing-Hung Lo, Shui-Yan Tang

    During the past three decades of rapid industrial growth, China has suffered from devastating environmental degradation. Most scholarly and popular publications have painted a rather pessimistic picture about the worrisome trend. Yet a somewhat more optimistic view has emerged in the past decade...

    Published July 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Climate Change and Sustainable Cities

    Edited by Hugo Priemus, Simin Davoudi

    Climate change has demonstrated, perhaps more than any other environmental concerns, the complexities of the human-nature interrelationship and the need for embedding a far greater environmental consciousness into our social values and norms. A drastic reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions...

    Published July 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Planning for Sustainability

    Creating Livable, Equitable and Ecological Communities, 2nd Edition

    By Stephen M. Wheeler

    How can human communities sustain a long-term existence on a small planet? This challenge grows ever more urgent as the threat of global warming increases. Planning for Sustainability presents a wide-ranging, intellectually well-grounded and accessible introduction to the concept of planning for...

    Published June 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Acid Rain (Routledge Revivals)

    Rhetoric and Reality

    By Chris C. Park

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title, first published in 1987, provides an authoritative account of both the science and the politics of acid rain. Chris Park places the debates surrounding acid rain in context, and examines the full implications of scientific studies and the effects of acid rain on surface waters, soils...

    Published June 6th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Cities and Nature

    2nd Edition

    By Lisa Benton-Short, John Rennie Short

    Series: Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

    Cities and Nature connects environmental processes with social and political actions. The book reconnects science and social science to demonstrate how the city is part of the environment and how it is subject to environmental constraints and opportunities. This second edition has been extensively...

    Published May 16th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Reclaiming Food Security

    By Michael S. Carolan

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    In this challenging work, the author argues that the goal of any food system should not simply be to provide the cheapest calories possible. A secure food system is one that affords people and nations – in both the present and future – the capabilities to prosper and lead long, happy, and healthy...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal

    Partnerships in Action

    By Rory Shand

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Environmental and sustainability issues are currently stretched by economic concerns and policy areas such as housing and education are therefore needed more than ever to help regenerate the social and urban environment. Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal: Partnerships in Action uses detailed case...

    Published April 5th 2013 by Routledge