Editors: Heriberto Cabezas, Urmila Diwekar

Sustainability: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-429-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-103-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080510381120101

Introduction

The concept of sustainability is inherently multi-disciplinary because it concerns a complex system having economic, technological, ecological, political, and other perspectives. Consequently, any effort in the area of sustainability involves concepts, principles, and methods from engineering, the social sciences including economics and social psychology, the biological sciences including ecology, and the physical sciences. Sustainability: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives discusses multidisciplinary aspects of the salient concepts, principles, and methods relevant to sustainability in a coherent and comprehensive manner. Topics covered range from green engineering and sustainability metrics to infrastructure and environmental policy.

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Foreword

- Pp. i-ii (2)
Thomas L. Theis
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Preface

- Pp. iii
Urmila Diwekar and Heriberto Cabezas
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iv-viii (5)
Urmila Diwekar and Heriberto Cabezas
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Introduction

- Pp. 3-8 (6)
H. Cabezas

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Principles of Sustainability From Ecology

- Pp. 9-39 (31)
Audrey L. Mayer

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The Economics of Sustainability

- Pp. 40-64 (25)
Joshua C. Farley

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Actualizing Sustainability: Environmental Policy for Resilience in Ecological Systems

- Pp. 65-87 (23)
Ahjond S. Garmestani, Matthew E. Hopton and Matthew T. Heberling

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Human Interactions and Sustainability

- Pp. 88-111 (24)
Michael E. Gorman, Lekelia D. Jenkins and Raina K. Plowright

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On the Matter of Sustainable Water Resources Management

- Pp. 112-140 (29)
W.D. Shuster

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Sustainable Infrastructure and Alternatives for Urban Growth

- Pp. 141-172 (32)
Arka Pandit, Hyunju Jeong, John C. Crittenden, Steven P. French, Ming Xu and Ke Li

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Engineering Urban Sustainability

- Pp. 173-196 (24)
Ke Li, John Crittenden, Subhrajit Guhathakurta and Harindra Joseph Fernando

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Sustainability Indicators and Metrics

- Pp. 197-221 (25)
H. Cabezas

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Implications of Thermodynamics for Sustainability

- Pp. 222-242 (21)
Bhavik R. Bakshi and Geoffrey F. Grubb

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Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Development: Dynamics, Future Uncertainty and Distributed Decision Making

- Pp. 243-272 (30)
Jim Petrie, Ruud Kempener and Jessica Beck

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Green Engineering and Sustainability: A Systems Analysis Perspective

- Pp. 273-309 (37)
Urmila Diwekar

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The Case and Practice for Sustainability in Business

- Pp. 310-339 (30)
Beth Beloff and Arnaud Chevallier

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Summary

- Pp. 340-346 (7)
Urmila Diwekar

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Index

- Pp. 347-356 (10)
Urmila Diwekar
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