2012

Sustainability Science

The Emerging Paradigm and the Urban Environment

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-3187-9 (Print) 978-1-4614-3188-6 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

  2. Managing the Earth’s Life Support Systems: The Emergence of Sustainability Science and Transdisciplinarity

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      Pages 3-19

      From the Unity of Nature to Sustainability Science: Ideas and Practice

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      Pages 21-58

      Sustaining Sustainability: Creating a Systems Science in a Fragmented Academy and Polarized World

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      Pages 59-77

      A Landscape Approach for Sustainability Science

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      Pages 79-96

      It’s OK to Talk About Sustainability

  3. Balancing Ecology and Economy: Natural Capital and Quality of Life

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      Pages 97-97

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      Pages 99-109

      The Value of Natural and Social Capital in Our Current Full World and in a Sustainable and Desirable Future

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      Pages 111-138

      Steps Towards Sustainability and Tools for Restoring Natural Capital: Etang de Berre (Southern France) Case Study

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      Pages 139-157

      Sustainability of Biodiversity Under Global Changes, with Particular Reference to Biological Invasions

  4. From Science to Policy: Managing the Commons, Social Learning and Social Responsibility

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      Pages 159-160

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      Pages 161-176

      “Post-sustainability”: The Emergence of the Social Sciences as the Hand-Maidens of Policy

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      Pages 177-197

      The Purpose and Politics of Ecosystem-Based Management

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      Pages 199-219

      Sustainable Coastal Margins: Challenges of Tempo and Mode for the Policy Domain

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      Pages 221-243

      Fishery and Forest Transitions to Sustainability: A Comparative Analysis

  5. The Ecology of Cities

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      Pages 245-246

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      Pages 247-273

      Cities as Dissipative Structures: Global Change and the Vulnerability of Urban Civilization

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      Pages 275-291

      A Mathematical Description of Urban Metabolism

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      Pages 293-313

      Urbanization, Local Government, and Planning for Sustainability

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      Pages 315-328

      Climate Change, Globalization, and the Double Exposure Challenge to Sustainability: Rolling the Dice in Coastal New Jersey

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      Pages 329-349

      Sustainability Trajectories for Urban Waters

  6. Restoring and Rehabilitating Ecosystems: Return from the Precipice

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      Pages 351-351

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      Pages 353-382

      Reversing Two Centuries of Wetland Degradation: Can Science Better Inform Policy and Practice?

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      Pages 383-398

      Changing Nature: Novel Ecosystems, Intervention, and Knowing When to Step Back

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      Pages 399-413

      Knocking on Doors: Boundary Objects in Ecological Conservation and Restoration

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      Pages 415-430

      Sustainability: More About the Toolmaker than the Tools

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