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Spaces of Sustainability : Geographical Perspectives on the Sustainable Society - Mark Whitehead

Spaces of Sustainability

Geographical Perspectives on the Sustainable Society

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If we look carefully enough we can discern facets of the sustainable society all around us. The ecologically-sensitive design of the buildings we work in, the green goods we routinely consume in the high street, and the ways in which development in our towns and regions is being planned all reflect a desire to live in a more sustainable way. But the question remains, can we as a global society really change the old unsustainable habits of the industrial era and create a society which more effectively balances economic need with social justice and environmental protection?
"Spaces of Sustainability" provides the first integrated geographical analysis of the sustainable society. Combining case study material on urban health movements in Poland, agricultural practices in India, environmental legislation in the USA and ecological planning in the arctic amongst others, "Spaces" "of Sustainability" considers the opportunities and barriers which exist to sustainable development within different parts of the world.
In addition to exploring sustainability in the spaces of the developed, developing and post-socialist worlds, this book also considers the role of geographical scale within this newly emerging society and critically analyzes the ways in which contemporary strategies for sustainable development are responding to the complex global, national, regional and local processes which will ultimately determine how sustainable our societies are.

The geographies of the sustainable society -- Ecological modernization in the West : making business sense out of sustainability -- Sustainable development in the post-socialist world -- The pollution of poverty : sustainability in the developing world -- Sustainability in a global era -- The sustainable region -- Sustainable cities -- Localizing the sustainable society : between citizenship and community -- Conclusion : reflections on 'actually existing sustainabilities'.

ISBN: 9780203004098
ISBN-10: 0203004094
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 26th October 2006