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The Palgrave Handbook of Sustainability

Case Studies and Practical Solutions

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Includes in its introductory chapter a review of the development of the field of sustainability since its inception in the 1980s

  • Each chapter includes a discussion of the obstacles that are limiting sustainability

  • Highlights some of the most pressing issues within environmental sustainability, such as air pollution in China and waste management in the Middle East

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Table of contents (44 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xliv
  2. Sustainability Definitions, Historical Context, and Frameworks

    • Sandra J. Garren, Robert Brinkmann
    Pages 1-18
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. Sustainable Water Resources Management: Groundwater Depletion

      • Brian F. Thomas, Aimee C. Gibbons
      Pages 53-77
    3. America’s Path to Drinking Water Infrastructure Inequality and Environmental Injustice: The Case of Flint, Michigan

      • Adrienne L. Katner, Komal Brown, Kelsey Pieper, Marc Edwards, Yanna Lambrinidou, Wilma Subra
      Pages 79-97
    4. Greenhouse Gas Management: A Case Study of a Typical American City

      • Rachel M. Krause, J. C. Martel
      Pages 119-138
    5. The Sustainability of Vicuña Conservation in Bolivia

      • Melissa Grigione, Lisa F. Daugherty, Rurik List, Jonathan Rushton, Ronald Sarno
      Pages 183-205
    6. The Efficacy of Small Closures: A Tale of Two Marine Protected Areas in Canada

      • Ryan Stanley, Corey Morris, Paul Snelgrove, Anna Metaxas, Pierre Pepin
      Pages 207-238

About this book

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the practice of sustainability through a diverse range of case studies spanning across varied fields and areas of expertise. It provides a clear indication as to the contemporary state of sustainability in a time faced by issues such as global climate change, challenges of environmental justice, economic globalization and environmental contamination.

The Palgrave Handbook of Sustainability explores three broad themes: Environmental Sustainability, Social Sustainability and Economic Sustainability. The authors critically explore these themes and provide insight into their linkages with one another to demonstrate the substantial efforts currently underway to address the sustainability of our planet. This handbook is an important contribution to the best practises on sustainability, drawn from many different examples across the fields of engineering, geology, anthropology, sociology, biology, chemistry and religion.

Keywords

  • sustainability
  • applied sustainability
  • environmental sustainbaility
  • economic sustainability
  • social sustainability
  • interdisciplinary
  • environmental justice
  • economic globalization
  • environmental management
  • Environmental Geography

Editors and Affiliations

  • Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, USA

    Robert Brinkmann, Sandra J. Garren

About the editors

Robert Brinkmann is a Professor in the Geology, Environment and Sustainability Department at Hofstra University, USA. He is also the Vice Provost for Scholarship and Research and the Dean for Graduate Studies.

Sandra J. Garren is the Director of Sustainability Studies and Assistant Professor in the Geology, Environment and Sustainability Department at Hofstra University, USA. She is also the Director of Sustainability Research at the National Center for Suburban Studies at the university.

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eBook USD 229.00
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Softcover Book USD 299.99
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Hardcover Book USD 449.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)