Sustainable Development in Practice

Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists

Author: Adisa Azapagic,Slobodan Perdan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119956145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

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Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition explores the concept of sustainable development and its implications for science and engineering. It looks at how sustainability criteria can be combined with traditional scientific and engineering considerations to design and operate industrial systems in a more sustainable manner. Taking a life cycle approach to addressing economic, environmental and social issues, the book presents a series of new practical case studies drawn from a range of sectors, including mining, energy, food, buildings, transport, waste, and health. Written in an accessible style, the book opens with a general introduction to the concept of sustainable development and explores its practical implications for technical experts. Recognising that practical application of sustainable development depends on the context, the second part of the book is devoted to case studies. The case studies explore scientific and technical aspects alongside relevant environmental economic and social issues. The key features of this completely revised and updated second edition include: Twelve new chapters, including the case studies on nuclear energy, biofuels, aviation, buildings, urban transport, food, sanitation and health. Six completely revised chapters Coverage of a wide range of sustainability issues in both developed and developing countries Integration of scientific and technical aspects with economic, environmental and social considerations Discussion of policy implications Communication with the non-engaging and non-scientific audience Considered essential reading for all engineers and scientists concerned with sustainable development, Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition also provides key reading and learning materials for undergraduate and postgraduate science and engineering students.
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Ecotourism and Sustainable Development, Second Edition

Who Owns Paradise?

Author: Martha Honey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 551

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Ecotourism and Sustainable Development is the most comprehensive overview of worldwide ecotourism available today, showing how both the concept and the reality have evolved over more than twenty-five years. Here Martha Honey revisits six nations she profiled in the first edition?the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, and South Africa?and adds a fascinating new chapter on the United States. She examines the growth of ecotourism within each country?s tourism strategy, its political system, and its changing economic policies. Her useful case studies highlight the economic and cultural impacts of expanding tourism on indigenous populations as well as on ecosystems.
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Evaluating Sustainable Development in the Built Environment

Author: Peter S. Brandon,Patrizia Lombardi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444340785

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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The first edition was extremely well received, providing an introduction and insight to this important topic in a comprehensive yet easy to read form. It was chosen to be issued to the representatives of the organizations from the G8 and G20 countries attending the University Summit held in Turin in 2009 which addressed the issue of how education and research can assist sustainable development. The second edition, completely updated to reflect the significant advances and new insights that have been made since publication of the first edition, focuses on two main issues: Facilitating a dialogue between all stakeholders so that the complexity of the problem can be exposed, structured and communicated Understanding how to assess progress in sustainable development It continues to provide coherent guidance on the techniques that can be used to assess sustainable development in a rigorous manner. The approach is introduced using illustrations and case studies, together with follow-up references. It remains the ideal starting point for those trying to get a handle on the subject and for those who wish to examine a structured and systematic approach to the evaluation of sustainable development in the built environment.
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Sustainability Principles and Practice

Author: Margaret Robertson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317232100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 398

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This new and expanded edition builds upon the first edition’s accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The focus is on furnishing solutions and equipping the student with both conceptual understanding and technical skills for the workplace. Each chapter explores one aspect of the field, first introducing concepts and presenting issues, then supplying tools for working toward solutions. Techniques for management and measurement as well as case studies from around the world are provided. The second edition includes a complete update of the text, with increased coverage of major topics including the Anthropocene; complexity; resilience; environmental ethics; governance; the IPCC’s latest findings on climate change; Sustainable Development Goals; and new thinking on native species and novel ecosystems. Chapters include further reading and discussion questions. The book is supported by a companion website with links, detailed reading lists, glossary, and additional case studies, together with projects, research problems, and group activities, all of which focus on real-world problem solving of sustainability issues. The textbook is designed to be used by undergraduate college and university students in sustainability degree programs and other programs in which sustainability is taught.
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Understanding Sustainable Development

Author: John Blewitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134604890

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 406

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This new and expanded edition builds upon the first edition’s powerful multi-perspective approach and breath of coverage. A truly comprehensive introduction to sustainable development, it is designed specifically to allow access to the topic from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds and to develop understanding of a diversity of approaches and traditions at different levels. This second edition includes: a complete update of the text, with increased coverage of major topics including ecosystems; production and consumption; business; urban sustainability; governance; new media technologies; conservation; leadership; globalization and global crises; sustainability literacy and learning; more examples from the Global South and North America, while retaining its unique coverage of first world countries; chapter aims at the start and summaries at the end of each chapter; glossary of key terms; a new chapter on Conservation with a focus on behaviour change and values; a brand new website which includes discussion of how projects are done on the ground, additional exercises and online cases, test questions and recommended readings and films. Offering boxed examples from the local to the global, Understanding Sustainable Development is the most complete guide to the subject for course leaders, undergraduates and postgraduates.
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Global Sustainable Development in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Keekok Lee,Desmond McNeill,Alan Holland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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This book addresses the theme of global sustainable development across two dimensions. Written by internationally renowned experts, the book is distinctive in offering a variety of philosophical and ethical reflections on sustainable development. Core issues discussed include economic growth, poverty reduction and diversity.
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Sustainability and Wellbeing

Human-Scale Development in Practice

Author: Mònica Guillen-Royo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317647262

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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The idea that we can meet human needs and simultaneously conserve and even enhance the natural environment is an attractive one. Since the Brundtland report popularised a definition of sustainable development based on the concept of needs, there has been a widespread belief that it should be possible to achieve a good quality of life without compromising natural ecosystems. Sustainability and Wellbeing fills a gap in sustainable development studies by drawing on a range of case-studies to discuss the challenges and opportunities of using Max-Neef’s Human Scale Development (HSD) framework in practice. The first section presents the theory and the methodology of HSD in the context of related literature on sustainable development and wellbeing. The second section discusses applications of the HSD methodology with three different purposes: the design of sustainable development interventions; the engagement of researchers with communities or groups of people in sustainability processes and the consolidation of sustainable community initiatives. Finally, the third reflects on challenges and limitations of using the HSD approach to define strategies for sustainable development and concludes. This is an invaluable resource for researchers and postgraduate students in wellbeing, sustainability, sustainable development, and human development.
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Design for Environment, Second Edition: A Guide to Sustainable Product Development

Author: Joseph Fiksel

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071605576

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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An in-depth roadmap to sustainable product development Drawing on the experiences of dozens of major corporations, Design for Environment, Second Edition, offers a business rationale for developing sustainable products and processes, as well as a comprehensive toolkit for practicing DFE in the context of product life-cycle management. Learn how environmental innovation creates business value, and helps companies to meet global energy and environmental challenges. Discover how to: Practice integrated product development and concurrent engineering Select appropriate metrics to represent product life-cycle performance Maintain and apply a portfolio of systematic Design for Environment strategies Use analysis methods to evaluate design performance and trade-offs Apply systems thinking to reduce the supply chain environmental footprint The book is enhanced by in-depth case studies of DFE applications by industry leaders.
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New Appoaches in the Process Industries

The Manufacturing Plant of the Future

Author: Jean-Pierre Dal Pont,Catherine Azzaro-Pantel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111898451X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 258

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Competition from emerging and developing countries, challengesrelated to energy and water, the continuing increase in the globalpopulation and the obligation to be sustainable are all impactingdeveloped countries such as the United States, France, etc.Manufacturing has been almost totally neglected by these developedcountries and thus there is a strong need to review R&D and thedevelopment and industrialization processes. This is a prerequisitefor maintaining and improving welfare and quality oflife. The industrialization process can be defined asthe process of converting research or laboratory experiments into aphysical tool capable of producing a product of value for customersof specified markets. Such a process implies knowledge of BAT (bestavailable techniques) in chemical engineering, plant design,production competitiveness, the proper utilization of tools(toolbox concept) such as value assessment, value engineering,eco-design, LCA (lifecycle analysis), process simulation, modeling,innovation and appropriate metrics usage. These are mandatoryto ensure commercial success and covered by the authors of thisbook.
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Literacy for Sustainable Development in the Age of Information

Author: Naz Rassool

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853594328

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This text discusses the complexities that surround literacy in the modern world. It examines prevailing definitions and views of literacy and evaluates these against the technological skills and knowledge demands of the information society. Within a world increasingly concerned about sustainable development, the book highlights the importance of multiliteracies and adequate levels of communicative competence in facilitating effective participation in the democractic process.
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