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Sustainability in Transition

Principles for Developing Solutions

By Travis Gliedt, Kelli Larson

© 2018 – Routledge

304 pages | 55 B/W Illus.

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Sustainability in Transition: Principles for Developing Solutions offers the first in-depth education-focused treatment of how to address sustainability in a comprehensive manner. The textbook is structured as a learning-centered approach to walk students through the process of linking sustainable behavior and decision-making to green innovation systems and triple-bottom-line economic development practices, in order to achieve sustainable change in incremental to transformational ways.

All chapters combine theory and practice with the help of global case study and research study examples to illustrate barriers and best practices. Each chapter begins with learning objectives and ends with a check-on-learning section that ties the main points back to the core themes of the book. Chapters include a section focused on measuring progress and a box comparing international research or case studies to the North American focus of the chapter. A list of additional academic sources for students that complement each chapter are included.

Building sustainability tools, techniques and competencies cumulatively with the help of problem- and project-based learning modules, Sustainability in Transition: Principles for Developing Solutions is a comprehensive resource for learning sustainability theory and doing sustainability practice. It will be essential reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate level students who have already completed introductory sustainability classes.

Table of Contents

1. Strong Sustainability Principles and Competencies 2. Sustainable Behavior and Practices 3. Organizations as Agents of Sustainability 4. Green Innovation Systems 5. Triple-Bottom-Line Economic Development 6. Intermediaries for Sustainability Transitions 7. Sustainability-Oriented Socio-Technical Systems in Relation to Transition Theory 8. Practice of Sustainability-Oriented Socio-Technical System Transitions 9. Sustainability in Transition: Bottlenecks and Seedbeds 10. Developing Sustainability Systems 11. Conclusion

About the Authors

Travis Gliedt is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma.

Kelli Larson is an Associate Professor in the School of Sustainability and the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy