Culture as an aspect of sustainability is a relatively new phenomenon but is beginning to attract attention among scholars and policy makers. This series opens up a forum for debate about the role of culture in sustainable development, treating culture and sustainability as a meta-narrative that will bring together diverse disciplines. Key questions explored in this series will include: how should culture be applied in sustainability policies; what should be sustained in culture; what should culture sustain; and what is the relationship of culture to other dimensions of sustainability?
Books in the series will have a variety of geographical foci and reflect different disciplinary approaches (for example geography, sociology, sustainability science, environmental and political sciences, anthropology, history, archaeology and planning). The series will be addressed in particular to postgraduate students and researchers from a wide cross-section of disciplines.
To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Grace Harrison ([email protected]).
Katriina Soini, University of Helsinki and Natural Resources Institute Finland
Nancy Duxbury, Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, Portugal
Performing Sustainability in West Africa Cultural Practices and Policies for Sustainable Development
Cultural Sustainability and the Nature-Culture Interface Livelihoods, Policies, and Methodologies
Cultural Sustainability and Regional Development Theories and practices of territorialisation
By Nancy Duxbury
January 09, 2023
Cultural Sustainability, Tourism and Development considers how tourism provides a lens to examine issues of cultural sustainability and change. It discusses how cultural and natural assets, artistic interventions, place identity, policy strategies, and community well-being are intertwined in (re)...
By Meike Lettau, Christopher Yusufu Mtaku, Eric Debrah Otchere
August 29, 2022
This book discusses the role of cultural practices and policy for sustainable development in West Africa across different artistic disciplines, including performance, video, theatre, community arts and cultural heritage. Based on ethnographic field research in local communities, the book presents ...
By Inger Birkeland, Rob Burton, Constanza Parra, Katriina Siivonen
October 17, 2019
As contemporary socio-ecological challenges such as climate change and biodiversity preservation have become more important, the three pillars concept has increasingly been used in planning and policy circles as a framework for analysis and action. However, the issue of how culture influences ...
By Paola Spinozzi, Massimiliano Mazzanti
March 21, 2019
Cultures of Sustainability and Wellbeing: Theories, Histories and Policies examines and assesses the interdependence between sustainability and wellbeing by drawing attention to humans as producers and consumers in a post-human age. Why wellbeing ought to be regarded as essential to ...
By Elina Lehtomäki, Hille Janhonen-Abruquah, George Kahangwa
January 17, 2019
Culturally Responsive Education: Reflections from the Global South and North examines culturally responsive education’s contribution to sustainable development and explores ways in which educational practitioners respond to cultures in and around educational contexts. This book argues that cultural...
By Astrid Skjerven, Janne Reitan
December 19, 2018
As culture is becoming increasingly recognised as a crucial element of sustainable development, design competence has emerged as a useful tool in creating a meaningful life within a sustainable mental, cultural and physical environment. Design for a Sustainable Culture explores the relationship ...
By Joost Dessein, Elena Battaglini, Lummina Horlings
February 16, 2017
Meeting the aims of sustainability is becoming increasingly difficult; at the same time, the call for culture is becoming more powerful. This book explores the relationships between culture, sustainability and regional change through the concept of ‘territorialisation’. This new concept describes ...
By Nathalie Blanc, Barbara L. Benish
October 11, 2016
Form, Art and the Environment: Engaging in Sustainability adopts a pluralistic perspective of environmental artistic processes in order to examine the contributions of the arts in promoting sustainable development and culture at a grassroots level and its potential as a catalyst for social change ...
By Ben Garner
April 28, 2016
There is a growing recognition of the role that culture can play in sustainable development strategies. This development has generally been welcomed, but also raises a number of questions: What are the implications in policy and practice? Who are the most influential voices in promoting a global ...
By Elizabeth Auclair, Graham Fairclough
May 14, 2015
This book explores cultural sustainability and its relationships to heritage from a wide interdisciplinary perspective. By examining the interactions between people and communities in the places where they live it exemplifies the diverse ways in which a people-centred heritage builds identities and...
By Svetlana Hristova, Milena Dragićević Šešić, Nancy Duxbury
April 13, 2015
European cities are contributing to the development of a more sustainable urban system that is capable of coping with economic crises, ecological challenges and social disparities in different nation-states and regions throughout Europe. This book reveals in a pluralistic way how European cities ...