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Futures Research and Environmental Sustainability

Theory and Method, 1st Edition

By James K. Lein

CRC Press

148 pages

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This book explores the challenges of presenting sustainability as a more actionable or practical concept and identifying approaches that might offer useful assistance in addressing the temporal and spatial representation of sustainability. The underlying premise of this book is that sustainability is a state realized in the future. In that future there is a geographic arrangement of society and economy that agrees with its environmental setting. This future perspective introduces a little examined subject area that can lend significant content to the sustainability challenge: Futures Research.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Environmental Sustainability: The Art and Science. Assessing Environmental Sustainability: The Challenge. Prediction, Uncertainty and Environmental Sustainability. Introducing the Future. Methodological Approaches. Geospatial Solutions. Scenarios and Uncertainty. Sustainability Strategies. Index.

About the Author

James K. Lein, Department of Geography, Ohio University, USA

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General