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An Introduction to Sustainable Development

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By: Peter Rogers, Kazi F Jalal and John A Boyd

300 pages, 30 line drawings

Harvard University Press

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #154603 | ISBN: 0674019644
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An Introduction to Sustainable Development presents the concept and practice of sustainable development as a process that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This textbook examines the environmental, economic, and social dimensions of sustainable development by focusing on changing patterns of consumption, production, and distribution of resources.

The impact of globalization and the role of the private sector including multinational corporations are discussed. Case materials include domestic and international initiatives and projects; protection of coastal wetlands; development of community-based water supply and sanitation systems; sustainable energy, forest, and industrial development.

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Peter Rogers is Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Engineering and Professor of City Planning at Harvard University. Kazl F. Jalal is a member of the faculty of the Harvard University Extension School and formerly Chief, Office of Environment and Social Development of the Asian Development Bank. John A. Boyd is a lawyer, formerly with the Asian Development Bank and the U.S. Department of State.

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