Africa and Beyond

Africa and Beyond

Contrary to this view, the volume presents a more comprehensive, meaningful, insightful set of perspectives and paradigms that ascribe agency to creative/cultural products in all facets of human development.

Author: Patrick Ebewo

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443864633

Category: Art

Page: 480

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“Africa and Beyond: Arts and Sustainable Development is a massive undertaking by thoughtful theorists and practitioners in the creative/cultural industry. The combined effect of the volume is to disabuse the fixed, prevailing conception of the role of culture in society; a view that consigns the arts to the periphery of social life, devoid of any meaningful contribution to the alleviation of poverty and general development. Contrary to this view, the volume presents a more comprehensive, meaningful, insightful set of perspectives and paradigms that ascribe agency to creative/cultural products in all facets of human development. The usefulness of the volume extends beyond the industry itself. It is meant for a broader readership and is therefore highly recommended for specialists and the public at large.” – Professor Mokubung Nkomo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Categories: Art

Art and Sustainability

Art and Sustainability

With an overview of ecological art over the past 40 years and a discussion of art and social change, the book assesses the potential role of art in a much needed transformation process.

Author: Sacha Kagan

Publisher: Transcript Verlag

ISBN: 383761803X

Category: Art

Page: 513

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Kagan starts his analysis pointing at the Western development model and the modern worldview that lie at the heart of unsustainability. He characterizes the modern worldview as based in the classical scientific method and as atomistic, materialistic, individualistic and Eurocentric. Kagan's assumption is that in order to change our actual culture of unsustainability in a sustainable one, we will have to look for an alternative worldview and go beyond utilitarian rationality that is so very common in our contemporary cultures and in most analyses of sustainability. We will have to engage ourselves in a really fundamental rethinking of our culture and our ways of thinking, knowing and seeing ourselves and the world. With an overview of ecological art over the past 40 years and a discussion of art and social change, the book assesses the potential role of art in a much needed transformation process. Review in: International journal of cutural policy.19(2013)1(141-143).
Categories: Art

Interior Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2013

Interior  Environment  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2013

Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and
Related Agencies. The NEA , under the leadership of Chairman Rocco
Landesman , has fully grasped the challenges of its primary role of ensuring
access to the arts ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03523402L

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

Culture and Sustainability in European Cities

Culture and Sustainability in European Cities

In P. Hubbard, G. Valentine, and R. Kitchin (eds.), Key Texts in Human
Geography (pp. 225–235). London: Sage. Belfiore, E., and Bennett, O. (2010)
The Social Impact of the Arts. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Carrell, S. (2013,
January 8) ...

Author: Svetlana Hristova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317677154

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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European cities are contributing to the development of a more sustainable urban system that is capable of coping with economic crises, ecological challenges and social disparities in different nation-states and regions throughout Europe. This book reveals in a pluralistic way how European cities are generating new approaches to their sustainable development, and the special contribution of culture to these processes. It addresses both a deficit of attention to small and medium-sized cities in the framework of European sustainable development, and an underestimation of the role of culture, artistic expression and creativity for integrated development of the city as a prerequisite to urban sustainability. On the basis of a broad collection of case studies throughout Europe, representing a variety of regionally specific cultural models of sustainable development, the book investigates how participative culture, community arts, and more generally, creativity of civic imagination are conducive to the goal of a sustainable future of small and medium-sized cities. This is an essential volume for researchers and postgraduate students in urban studies, cultural studies, cultural geography and urban sociology as well as for policymakers and practitioners wanting to understand the specificity of European cities as hubs of innovation, creativity and artistic industriousness.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

The first devoted overview to the field, The Handbook of Design for Sustainability is the authoratative text on sustainable design.

Author: Stuart Walker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780857858528

Category: Architecture

Page: 576

View: 917

The first devoted overview to the field, The Handbook of Design for Sustainability is the authoratative text on sustainable design.
Categories: Architecture

Energy Transformation Towards Sustainability

Energy Transformation Towards Sustainability

... possible negative impact on society and the environment (Art. 17.2), coordinate
site selection with Lithuania (Art. 17.4), ... must invite the IAEA experts
recommendations on nuclear safety, 2013 to review the nuclear safety of
Ostrovets NPP, ...

Author: Manuela Tvaronaciene

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780128176887

Category: Renewable energy sources

Page: 348

View: 846

Energy Transformation towards Sustainability explores how researchers, businesses and policymakers can explore and usefully improve energy systems and energy consumption behavior, both to reflect the reality of climate change and related environmental degradation and to adapt to the expanding periphery of renewable energy technologies. It introduces the reader to a suite of potential policy pathways to the necessary transformation in societal energy consumption, usage and behavior. Solutions discussed include energy efficiency, energy security, the role of political leadership, green public policy, and the transition to renewable energy sources. International contributions address the range and depth of current research from a position of advocacy for 'energy stewardship' as the driver of this transformation. Case studies illustrate the range of various countries to diminish energy use. Finally, policy avenues are covered in depth. Reviews the interrelationship between economic growth, energy consumption and climate change Uses a wide variety of case studies to support practical implementation across national energy systems Highlights a wide spectrum of urgent issues, including threats related to energy use and secure and sustainable development Contains contributions that reflect a breadth and depth of scholarship from international backgrounds
Categories: Renewable energy sources

Using the Visual and Performing Arts to Encourage Pro Environmental Behaviour

Using the Visual and Performing Arts to Encourage Pro Environmental Behaviour

The contributors to this book are united in believing that the arts are vital in promoting pro-environmental behavior in the way that they are practiced, but also in the connections they make to ecology, science and Indigenous culture.

Author: David Curtis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527560451

Category: Art

Page: 487

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Ecoarts practice is evolving quickly as a practice. While much of it is made by individual artists working alone, artists are increasingly combining into multi-artist collectives, and collaborating with scientists, sustainability professionals, industry or the community to develop artworks with quite far-reaching effects. This book describes an extraordinary range of artistic practices pitched to encourage people to adopt pro-environmental behaviours by provoking, persuading, providing information, creating empathy for nature or by being built into sustainability practices themselves. It brings together 28 contributors who examine different roles of the arts in encouraging pro-environmental behaviour. There is a wide range of practitioners represented here, including visual and performing artists, sustainability professionals, social researchers, environmental educators, research students and academics. The contributors to this book are united in believing that the arts are vital in promoting pro-environmental behavior in the way that they are practiced, but also in the connections they make to ecology, science and Indigenous culture.
Categories: Art

Sustainable Ceramics

Sustainable Ceramics

This book covers all the factors to consider when going 'green', from fuels and alternative firing technology to energy-saving methods, sustainable ways to collect and use clay itself, and ways to deal with or recycle waste materials and ...

Author: Robert Harrison

Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts

ISBN: 1408157586

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 616

Artists are increasingly interested in producing work that is not only beautifully designed and produced, but is also environmentally friendly and socially responsible. In Sustainable Ceramics, pioneer Robert Harrison draws on more than four decades of making, and a wealth of experience shared by other artists to present practical possibilities for ceramic artists. This book covers all the factors to consider when going 'green', from fuels and alternative firing technology to energy-saving methods, sustainable ways to collect and use clay itself, and ways to deal with or recycle waste materials and save water. He suggests simple and achievable methods by which to reduce the carbon footprint of ceramic art, and draws on interviews and examples throughout by practitioners who reclaim, reuse and recycle in their studio or work. Sustainable Ceramics is an essential resource for any ceramicist, studio or school looking for ideas on how to reduce the impact of their practice on the environment.
Categories: Art

Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability

Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability

In the first major work to analyze this critical issue, Barthel-Bouchier argues that programmatic commitments to sustainability arose both from direct environmental threats to tangible and intangible heritage, and from social and economic ...

Author: Diane Barthel-Bouchier

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781611322385

Category: Art

Page: 235

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"In the first major work to analyse this critical issue, Barthel-Bouchier argues that commitments to sustainability arose both from direct environmental threats and from contradictions inherent in new partnerships with international tourism and development." -- Back cover.
Categories: Art

Corporate Sustainability

Corporate Sustainability

This book presents the state of the art of sustainability in corporations from a number of perspectives, which include: economy, finance, measurement and reporting, organizing for sustainability, green products, green buildings and IT. The ...

Author: Paolo Taticchi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642370182

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 293

Sustainability is one of the key issues in today’s society, as confirmed by the increasing attention of governments, media, academia and the industry. In the context of sustainable development, businesses that are often referred to as part of the problem can become part of the solution. This book presents the state of the art of sustainability in corporations from a number of perspectives, which include: economy, finance, measurement and reporting, organizing for sustainability, green products, green buildings and IT. The individual chapters provide valuable insights for pursuing future research and define a proper research agenda for the years to come. Further, the relevance of the topics addressed makes the book essential reading for academics, practitioners, consultants and more generally, for all those interested in business evolution and sustainability. The book was written by prominent researchers from Italy, India, the USA and the UK.
Categories: Business & Economics

2012 2013 College Admissions Data Sourcebook Midwest Edition

2012 2013 College Admissions Data Sourcebook Midwest Edition

Minimum 2.0 GPA must be maintained. Academic Programs Minors offered in
accounting, art, biology, chemistry, computer information systems, dance, digital
media, early childhood education, English, environmental studies, history, ...

Author:

Publisher: Wintergreen Orchard House

ISBN: 9781936035373

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Aesth ethics in Environmental Change

Aesth ethics in Environmental Change

Questions like these are explored from the angles of arts, environmental ethics, ecology, religious studies, theology, art history, and philosophy.

Author: Sigurd Bergmann

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643902924

Category: Religion

Page: 210

View: 536

Can aesthetics and ethics be integrated for the good of habitats, places, and spaces? How can the arts widen our perception of nature and deepen environmental ethics? Should the political meaning of a landscape be defined solely in terms of its economic and ecological values? Questions like these are explored from the angles of arts, environmental ethics, ecology, religious studies, theology, art history, and philosophy. The book prompts discussion about the aesthetic and spiritual dimension in the environmental humanities, and it offers transdisciplinary insights into the challenge of sustainability and ongoing changes in society and the environment. (Series: Studies in Religion and the Environment / Studien zur Religion und Umwelt - Vol. 7)
Categories: Religion

Sustainable Healthcare Architecture

Sustainable Healthcare Architecture

"With this book, Robin Guenther and Gail Vittori show us how critical our green building mission is to the future of human health and secures a lasting legacy that will continue to challenge and focus the green building movement, the ...

Author: Robin Guenther

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118086827

Category: Architecture

Page: 449

View: 879

"Written by two national leaders in sustainable design, a principal at Perkins + Will and a former chair of the board of USGBC, this is the key guide to designing sustainable health care facilities. Fully updated with the latest sustainable design information, new project case studies, and performance metrics LEED for Healthcare (new in 20II) and the online Green Guide for Health Care, the book covers hospitals, ambulatory care, wellness centers, subacute care, and rehabilitation centers. It also includes a number of new guest contributor essays on sustainable design topics specific to healthcare facilities"--
Categories: Architecture

Sustainable Dairy Production

Sustainable Dairy Production

The book is richly illustrated with examples of real-life companies’ approaches to the challenge of sustainability. The book is aimed at everyone working with dairy production issues, whether from an industry or an academic perspective.

Author: Peter de Jong

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118489475

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 217

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in sustainable dairy production, helping the industry to develop more sustainable dairy products, through new technologies, implementing life cycle analysis, and upgrading and optimization of their current production lines. It aims to stimulate process innovations, taking into account environmental, economic and public relations benefits for companies. Topics covered include: How to set up a sustainable production line How to quantify the carbon foot print of a dairy product by using life cycle analysis Current technologies to improve the carbon foot print What measures can be taken to reduce the global warming potential of the farm Reduction of water use in dairy production Marketing sustainable dairy products Bench marking of dairy products against other food products Potential future technological developments to improve the carbon foot print for the following decades
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Food System Sustainability

Food System Sustainability

An exploration of the duALIne project's insights, presenting state-of-the-art research in food sustainability and identifying priority areas for further study.

Author: Catherine Esnouf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107036468

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

View: 741

An exploration of the duALIne project's insights, presenting state-of-the-art research in food sustainability and identifying priority areas for further study.
Categories: Business & Economics

Sustainability Appraisal Quantitative Methods and Mathematical Techniques for Environmental Performance Evaluation

Sustainability Appraisal  Quantitative Methods and Mathematical Techniques for Environmental Performance Evaluation

The book presents the results of recent studies on sustainability assessment.

Author: Marina G Erechtchoukova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642446787

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 254

View: 472

One of the most important issues in developing sustainable management strategies and incorporating ecodesigns in production, manufacturing and operations management is the assessment of the sustainability of business operations and organizations’ overall environmental performance. The book presents the results of recent studies on sustainability assessment. It provides a solid reference for researchers in academia and industrial practitioners on the state-of-the-art in sustainability appraisal including the development and application of sustainability indices, quantitative methods, models and frameworks for the evaluation of current and future welfare outcomes, recommendations on data collection and processing for the evaluation of organizations’ environmental performance, and eco-efficiency approaches leading to business process re-engineering.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy

What impact are we having on the environment around us? How can we limit the effect of human life on the natural world?

Author: Liam Leonard

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781783501373

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 310

What impact are we having on the environment around us? How can we limit the effect of human life on the natural world? These questions and more are considered in Advances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice volume 13, which looks at environmental philosophy, humanity's place in the world, and how we can live in harmony with our planet.
Categories: Political Science

Sustainability Energy and Architecture

Sustainability  Energy and Architecture

This unique volume offers insights from renowned experts in energy efficient building from the world over, providing a multi-faceted overview of the state-of-the-art in energy efficient architecture.

Author: Ali Sayigh

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123977571

Category: Science

Page: 552

View: 183

This unique volume offers insights from renowned experts in energy efficient building from the world over, providing a multi-faceted overview of the state-of-the-art in energy efficient architecture. It opens by defining what constitutes a sustainable building, suggesting bases for sorely needed benchmarks, then explains the most important techniques and tools available to engineers and architects exploring green building technologies. It covers such pivotal issues as daylighting, LED lighting, integrating renewables such as solar thermal and cooling, retrofitting, LEED and similar certification efforts, passive houses, net-zero and close-zero structures, water recycling, and much more. Highlighting best practices for commercial buildings and private homes, in widely varied climates and within vastly different socio-economic contexts, this illustrated reference will guide architects and engineers in making sustainable choices in building materials and methods. Explains the best methods and materials to support energy efficient building Features case studies by experts from a dozen countries, demonstrating how sustainable architecture can be achieved in varied climates and economies Covers both new constructions and retrofitting of existing structures
Categories: Science

Strategic Management in the Arts

Strategic Management in the Arts

"This book looks at the unique characteristics of cultural organizations and shows readers how to tailor a strategic plan to help these organizations meet their objectives.

Author: Lidia Varbanova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415530026

Category: Art

Page: 358

View: 902

"This book looks at the unique characteristics of cultural organizations and shows readers how to tailor a strategic plan to help these organizations meet their objectives. Including examples, cases, questions and suggestions for further reading, this book is designed to accompany classes on strategic planning, cultural management or arts management"--
Categories: Art

Social Innovation

Social Innovation

Social Innovation not only creates value for society but will be a key driver for business success.

Author: Thomas Osburg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642365409

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

View: 519

​Social Innovation is becoming an increasingly important topic in our global society. Those organizations which are able to develop business solutions to the most urgent social and ecological challenges will be the leading companies of tomorrow. Social Innovation not only creates value for society but will be a key driver for business success. Although the concept of Social Innovation is discussed globally the meaning and its impact on the development of new business strategies is still heavily on debate. This publication has the goal to give a comprehensive overview of different concepts in the very innovative field of Social Innovation, from a managerial as well as from a theoretical and social perspective. Over 30 leading thinkers in the field of Innovation, Strategic Management and Organizational Development give a well structured inside on the latest developments and progress in the field of Social Innovation. Thereby the authors not only develop a comprehensive and unique analysis on the state-of-the art of social innovation but also give practical advice and information to business leaders on how to apply the latest management thinking on Social Innovation to daily business decisions. This publication has the intention to become a milestone in the further development of the concept of Social Innovation as well as to further stimulate new business strategies necessary to overcome world most pressing social and ecological challenges.
Categories: Business & Economics