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Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements

Sustainable Human–Nature Relations

Environmental Scholarship, Economic Evaluation, Urban Strategies

Editors: Cirella, Giuseppe T. (Ed.)

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  • Highlights the link between societal changes and sustainable development
  • Includes up-to-date case studies revealing emerging success stories from the developing world
  • Contains a special chapter explaining how contemporary ideas of sustainability have been developed
  • Illustrated with easy to read tables and figures showing challenges for contemporary society
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This book addresses sustainability thinking and the bigger picture, by taking into consideration how and from where contemporary schools of thought emerged approximately a quarter-century ago. Evidence from the literature illustrates a number of key concepts and techniques that have been tested and continue to be tested, within various multi-disciplinary fields, on societal functionality. Research into sustainable societies needs to be sound, ethical, and creative. A cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary examination of challenges and strategies is used to interlink sustainability thinking and human-nature relations. With an ever-growing number of people now concentrated within urban areas, providing not only environmental quality and livable space, but also security and resilient urban systems, is becoming increasingly important. This urbanization trend has overlapped with environmental degradation, consumption of natural resources, habitat loss, and overall ecosystem change. Consequently, the goal is for cleaner, safer societies – with higher standards of living – to excel in support of current and future generational communities. The book tackles these challenges by integrating environmental scholarship, economic evaluation, and urban strategies under one umbrella of thought. The relational paradigms presented include examples that correlate developed and developing countries, socioeconomics and community development, and governance of knowledge and education. As such, the book argues, furthering of knowhow should be accessible and shared in order to achieve maximum innovation and benefit. Sustainability thinking, after all, is a metric for intrinsic human-nature relations in terms of past performance, present development, and future goals. This book discusses this metric and offers novel approaches to growing societies and what we can do next.

About the authors

Dr. Cirella completed his Ph.D. at Griffith University, Australia. He is currently a Professor at the University of Gdansk, Poland, and also the Founder of the Polo Centre of Sustainability. His research interests are in the areas of sustainable development, consumption, globalisation and resources, sustainability indices and trends, human geography, and interdisciplinary societal studies. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 93,08 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-3049-4
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-3048-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Human–Nature Relations
Book Subtitle
Environmental Scholarship, Economic Evaluation, Urban Strategies
Editors
  • Giuseppe T. Cirella
Series Title
Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-3049-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-3049-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-3048-7
Series ISSN
2198-2546
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 240
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
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