Sustainability for the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs, and Policies
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Sustainability for the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs, and Policies, edited by Bjoern Hagen and David Pijawka, provides the reader with the most current concepts in sustainability. This text integrates concept and application with illustrations and examples of programs and policies.
Sustainability for the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs, and Policies takes into consideration:
- quality of life and well-being.
- community health dimensions.
- benefits of ecosystem services.
- multi-dimensional indicators.
- the role of nature in cities.
- resiliency and new ideas of adaptive and anticipatory governance.
Sustainability for the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs, and Policies is an introductory textbook covering a broad range of topics, interdisciplinary approaches, the integration between concept and application, cases and examples, and the basic vocabulary of sustainability. It addresses community resiliency, sustainability indicators, the social dimensions of greening, the role of nature in the urban fabric and environmental justice. The book also offers two chapters on the history of sustainability.
- what cities are currently doing to achieve sustainability.
- the indicators used to measure progress.
- the policies that are being implemented at the local level.
About the Editors
Chapter 1 Pathways to a Sustainable Future: A Look Inside
K. David Pijawka and Bjoern Hagen
Chapter 2 An Intellectual History of Sustainability
Chapter 3 Earliest Urbanism
Chapter 4 What Should Sustainable Cities Look Like? Programs, Policies, and Initiatives
Bjoern Hagen and Ariane Middel
Chapter 5 Urban Sustainable Design
Chapter 6 Social Dimensions of Sustainable Neighborhood Development
Chapter 7 Justice and Sustainability
Christopher G. Boone
Chapter 8 The Resilient City : Combating Uncertainty within an Urban Context
Stephen Buckman and Nelya Rakhimova
Chapter 9 Understanding Climate Risk: Mitigation, Adaptation, and Resiliency
Chapter 10 Sustainable Food Systems for Cities
Rimjhim M. Aggarwal, Carissa Taylor, Andrew Berardy, Estève Giraud, and Adenike Openjin
Chapter 11 Urban Ecology, Green Networks and Ecological Design
Chapter 12 Managing Water and Its Use: The Central Issue for Sustaining Human Settlements
Chapter 13 Sustainable Transportation
Aaron Golub and Jason Kelley
Chapter 14 Energy in the Sustainable City
Martin J. Pasqualetti and Meagan Ehlenz
Chapter 15 The Urban Heat Island Effect and Sustainability Science: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions
Darren Ruddell, Anthony Brazel, Winston Chow, Ariane Middel
Chapter 16 A Global Shift to Biophilic Cities: The Vision and Emerging Practice for the Future
Chapter 17 Sustainability in Indian Country: A Case of Nation-Building Through the Development of Adaptive Capacity
Bjoern Hagen holds a M.Sc. in Spatial and Environmental Planning from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and received his Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning from Arizona State University. He is currently a Lecturer in the School of Sustainability and a Senior Sustainability Scientist with the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.
Bjoern Hagen has been teaching at Arizona State University continuously since the summer of 2013. His expertise in teaching and research are in the areas of climate change adaptation and resiliency planning, environmental vulnerability and impact assessments, environmental and social justice issues in planning, sustainable urbanism, and planning methods,
Dr. Hagen has worked on projects focusing on sustainable urban and regional development with the Development Agency of Rhineland Palatinate (Entwicklungsagentur Rheinland-Pfalz e.V) and the redesign of the UNESCO World Heritage site Völklingen Ironworks towards a sustainable future. In recent years, he has conducted research in the areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation, public risk perception, and risk communication. By studying the nature of public perceptions of global climate change in different countries and over time, his research contributes to improving climate change communication efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the adaptive capacity and resiliency of urban environments. Dr. Hagen is also conducting research focusing on the social-cultural dimensions of sustainable and resilient cities. One current study focuses on the efforts of the city of Freiburg, Germany to implement sustainable development patterns by studying two local neighborhood developments.
K. David Pijawka is Professor of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University and is a Senior Sustainability Scientist with the Global Institute of Sustainability as well as a Faculty Affiliate in the schools of Transborder Studies, Public Affairs and American Indian Studies among several others, He has published extensively on hazards and risk assessment, environmental management and policy, sustainability sciences on topics such as energy, urban design, justice and equity, and recently Quality of Life. He has been recognized by numerous awards for his work in environmental justice, sustainable design, and environmental policy. He has for many years now taught courses in Urban Sustainability, Environmental Planning, and Planning Methods. In 2017 he was awarded the Arizona American Planning Association’s Distinguished Professional Planner and this year the Best Public Outreach Award for his work on Indigenous Planning using a Geodesign framework for Land Use Planning.