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Regional Opportunities for Sustainable Development

Theory, Methods, and Applications

  • H. J. De Graaf
  • C. J. M. Musters
  • W. J. Ter Keurs

Part of the Studies in Ecological Economics book series (SEEC, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction and Survey

    1. H. J. De Graaf, C. J. M. Musters, W. J. Ter Keurs
      Pages 1-10
  3. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. H. J. De Graaf, C. J. M. Musters, W. J. Ter Keurs
      Pages 13-30
    3. H. J. De Graaf, C. J. M. Musters, W. J. Ter Keurs
      Pages 31-52
    4. H. J. De Graaf, C. J. M. Musters, W. J. Ter Keurs
      Pages 53-81
    5. H. J. De Graaf, C. J. M. Musters, W. J. Ter Keurs
      Pages 83-105
    6. H. J. De Graaf, C. J. M. Musters, W. J. Ter Keurs
      Pages 107-126
  4. In Search of Improvements to the Proposed Methods and Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. H. J. De Graaf, C. J. M. Musters, W. J. Ter Keurs
      Pages 129-159
    3. H. J. De Graaf, C. J. M. Musters, W. J. Ter Keurs
      Pages 161-180
    4. H. J. De Graaf, C. J. M. Musters, W. J. Ter Keurs
      Pages 181-198
  5. The Application of the Proposed Procedure within a Decision Making Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. H. J. De Graaf, C. J. M. Musters, W. J. Ter Keurs
      Pages 237-249
    3. H. J. De Graaf, C. J. M. Musters, W. J. Ter Keurs
      Pages 251-278
    4. H. J. De Graaf, C. J. M. Musters, W. J. Ter Keurs
      Pages 279-301
  6. Summary, Perspectives, and References

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. H. J. De Graaf, C. J. M. Musters, W. J. Ter Keurs
      Pages 305-327
    3. H. J. De Graaf, C. J. M. Musters, W. J. Ter Keurs
      Pages 329-348

About this book

Introduction

By their adoption of Agenda 21, most of the world's governments have acknowledged the need for sustainable development. This implies that new policies are needed, focusing on economic, social, cultural and ecological goals. At the same time, we also need to solve existing environmental and social problems, and prevent the occurrence of new ones. This volume presents, tests and illustrates a theoretically well-founded procedure for discovering regional opportunities for sustainable development, based on a systems approach to decision making. The procedure takes as its starting point the needs of the people involved, relating these to the measurement of available resources in order to find opportunities for multiple resource use and sustainable development. The needs of future generations and broader communities are taken into account throughout.
The book studies regional planning and the implementation of plans, offering guidance and support to parties involved in debates on sustainable development, and improving the quality of their decision making.

Keywords

Agenda 21 development environment production sustainable development

Authors and affiliations

  • H. J. De Graaf
    • 1
  • C. J. M. Musters
    • 1
  • W. J. Ter Keurs
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Biology, Institute of Evolutionary and Ecological SciencesLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9202-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5213-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9202-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6954
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