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Urban Sustainability

A Game-Based Approach

Editors: Papathanasiou, Jason, Tsaples, Georgios, Blouchoutzi, Anastasia (Eds.)

  • Text developed in EU’s Erasmus+ program for education and training
  • Uses game-based scenarios to understand sustainable urban development
  • Presents decision theory for a non-technical readership
  • Includes online components
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About this Textbook

This textbook provides an innovative pedagogy to students who will be the policy makers of tomorrow. It provides thoughts on sustainability and the complexity among its different dimensions. It guides students through experience, processes of complex decision making, and sharpen their clarity of thought, to enhance their communication abilities and help them develop critical thinking. It provides key competencies to address the complexities of sustainable development.
By combining game-based learning with an analytical style of education, supplemental materials are provided to make the definitions of various sustainability aspects more concrete and allows students to experiment in a consequence-free environment, with scenario examples. Board Game and a hypothetical management course, dealing with various topics like transportation sustainability, societal metabolism, etc. as well as with decision making under those contexts, will formalize the mathematics needed to make robust decisions.

About the authors

Jason Papathanasiou is an Associate Professor in the Business Administration Department at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. He earned his Ph.D. at the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, and his research interests include Decision Support Systems, Operations Research (MCDA), Analysis and Design of Information Systems, Location Analysis, and Environmental Information Systems. 

Georgios Tsaples earned his MSc in Engineering and Policy Analysis at the Delft University of Technology, where he was introduced to simulation and decision analysis. He worked as a Research Fellow at the Center for Cyber Intelligence and Information Security at the University of Sapienza in Rome, and is currently earning his Ph.D. at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki. 

Anastasia Blouchoutzi is a Research Fellow at the University of Macedonia. She holds a BA in International Studies, an MSc in International Economics and a PhD in the Economics of Migration. Her research interests include International Migration and Labour Economics. She has considerable research experience in various Greek and EU-funded projects like Erasmus+ and Interreg Europe. She speaks five languages and she has ten years’ experience in project management.


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eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: July 18, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-67016-0
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: June 20, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-67015-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Sustainability
Book Subtitle
A Game-Based Approach
Editors
  • Jason Papathanasiou
  • Georgios Tsaples
  • Anastasia Blouchoutzi
Series Title
Springer Texts in Business and Economics
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-67016-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-67016-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-67015-3
Series ISSN
2192-4333
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 280
Number of Illustrations
141 b/w illustrations
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