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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Theoretical Approaches to Sustainability Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shogo Kudo, Takashi Mino
      Pages 3-15 Open Access
    3. Anne Jerneck, Lennart Olsson
      Pages 17-33 Open Access
  3. Practical Approaches to Sustainability Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Makoto Yokohari, Akito Murayama, Toru Terada
      Pages 57-96 Open Access
    3. Miguel Esteban, Lilian Yamamoto, Lau Jamero, Takashi Mino
      Pages 133-151 Open Access
    4. Hirotaka Matsuda, Makiko Sekiyama, Kazuaki Tsuchiya, Chiahsin Chen, Eri Aoki, Rimbawan Rimbawan et al.
      Pages 153-171 Open Access
  4. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Takashi Mino, Shogo Kudo
      Pages 175-180 Open Access
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 181-196

About this book

Introduction

This open access book offers both conceptual and empirical descriptions of how to “frame” sustainability challenges. It defines “framing” in the context of sustainability science as the process of identifying subjects, setting boundaries, and defining problems. The chapters are grouped into two sections: a conceptual section and a case section. The conceptual section introduces readers to theories and concepts that can be used to achieve multiple understandings of sustainability; in turn, the case section highlights different ways of comprehending sustainability for researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders.

The book offers diverse illustrations of what sustainability concepts entail, both conceptually and empirically, and will help readers become aware of the implicit framings in sustainability-related discourses. In the extant literature, sustainability challenges such as climate change, sustainable development, and rapid urbanization have largely been treated as “pre-set,” fixed topics, while possible solutions have been discussed intensively. In contrast, this book examines the framings applied to the sustainability challenges themselves, and illustrates the road that led us to the current sustainability discourse.





Keywords

Sustainable development Sustainability and resilience Nature and society Urban landscape and challenges Sustainable mindset Open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Takashi Mino
    • 1
  • Shogo Kudo
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan, Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier SciencesThe University of TokyoKashiwaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative Graduate School of Frontier SciencesThe University of TokyoKashiwaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-9061-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9060-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9061-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-7348
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7356
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