Community and Sustainable Development

Community and Sustainable Development : Participation in the Future

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Books like this which bubble over with the fruits of many people experience and insight add new layers of meaning to (the concept if sustainable development) deepening our understanding of what for me is the most important political challenge of our age-by a very Long way...this timely and important book will be a real inspiration. ' from the foreword by JONATHON PORRITT Community and Sustainable Development is about the future - a future in which people have the resources to meet their needs. This basic message of sustainable development recognises the need to conserve environmental resources, but also to support and build the human resources through which the future will be realised, by ensuring that local people are able to participate in the decisions and activities which affect their living environment. Featuring contributions from many leading figures in the fields of community participation and sustainable development, this book shows how participation can extend democracy, citizenship and accountability. It also considers the role of science and expert knowledge in setting and achieving appropriate goals for development, and describes how participatory initiatives can inspire sustainable action on poverty and social inclusion. Originally pubished in 1998show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 138 x 216mm | 489g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138971219
  • 9781138971219

Table of contents

Contributors Acronyms and Abbreviations Figures, Tables and Boxes Foreword by Jonathon Porritt Preface 1. A Passionate Dialogue: Community and Sustainable Development Diane Warburton 2. A Communitarian Perspective on Sustainable Communities Professor Amitai Etzioni George Washington University 3. Accountability in Community Contributions to Sustainable Development Professor Murray Stewart with Philippa Collett Built Environment Faculty, University of the West of England 4. Getting the Future that You Want: The Role of Sustainability Indicators J Gary Lawrence Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities, University of Washington 5. Turning the Sustainability Corner: How to Indicate Right Alex MacGillivray New Economics Foundation 6. Civic Science and the Sustainability Transition Professor Tim O'Riordan Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), University of East Anglia 7. Us and Them: Finding a New Paradigm for Professionals in Sustainable Development Professor Robert Chambers Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex 8. Bottle Banks in Arcadia? Environmental Campaigning and Social Justice Ken Worpole 9. Achieving Community Participation: The Experience of Resident Involvement in Urban Regeneration in the UK Marilyn Taylor Reader in Social Policy, University of Brighton 10. Developing Community Local Agenda 21s Ken G Webster Community Education at WWF UK 11. Education and Engagement for Sustainability: The CADISPA Approach Geoff Fagan University of Strathclyde 12. Ethnic Community Environmental Participation Judy Ling Wong Black Environment Network 13. Halcyon Days Sue Clifford Common Ground Indexshow more