Keyword: sustainable development

    Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents

    Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents

    Dissimulating the Sustainable City

    In contemporary Western society, urban development is regarded as an unfortunate blight from which nature provides a much-needed respite. This apparent dichotomy ignores the interdependence between human settlement and the natural world. In fact, …

    related subjects: Conscious Community
    Toward Sustainable Communities

    Toward Sustainable Communities

    Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments - Fourth Edition

    The need to make our communities sustainable is more urgent than ever before. Toward Sustainable Communities remains the single most useful resource for creating vibrant, healthy, equitable, economically viable places. This comprehensive update of …

    related subjects: Social Responsibility
    Mobilizing the Green Imagination

    Mobilizing the Green Imagination

    An Exuberant Manifesto

    Dysfunctional cities, catastrophic climate change, ever-deepening distance from nature - today we see environmental disaster everywhere we look. In Mobilizing the Green Imagination, philosophical provocateur Anthony Weston urges us to move beyond …

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    Thriving Beyond Sustainability

    Thriving Beyond Sustainability

    Pathways to a Resilient Society

    Every 15 seconds on our Earth Island, a child dies from waterborne disease. Three times an hour, another species becomes extinct. Each day we consume 85 million barrels of oil and pump 23 million tons of carbon dioxide into an already warming …

    related subjects: Resilience
    Evolution's Edge

    Evolution's Edge

    The Coming Collapse and Transformation of Our World

    It is now 5 minutes to midnight on the Doomsday Clock, reflecting the fact that we are closer to assuring the obliteration of our species than we have been at any time since the early eighties. We are rapidly approaching a tipping point, where we …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    EcoCities

    EcoCities

    Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature (Revised Edition)

    Most of the world's population now lives in cities. So if we are to address the problems of environmental deterioration and peak oil adequately, the city has to be a major focus of attention.

    EcoCities is about re-building cities and towns based on …

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    The Sustainability Revolution

    The Sustainability Revolution

    Portrait of a Paradigm Shift

    by Andrés Edwards
    foreword by David W. Orr

    Sustainability has become a buzzword in the last decade, but its full meaning is complex, emerging from a range of different sectors. In practice, it has become the springboard for millions of individuals throughout the world who are forging the …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    The Natural Step for Communities

    The Natural Step for Communities

    How Cities and Towns can Change to Sustainable Practices

    Sustainability may seem like one more buzzword, and cities and towns like the last places to change, but The Natural Step for Communities provides inspiring examples of communities that have made dramatic changes toward sustainability, and explains …

    related subjects: New Economies