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Exploring Sustainable Development: Geographical Perspectives

Edited By: Martin Purvis and Alan Grainger

401 pages, no illustrations


Paperback | Dec 2004 | #143802 | ISBN: 1853834726
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Hardback | Dec 2004 | #143803 | ISBN: 1844071073
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About this book

Offers fresh insights into sustainable development by looking at it from a geographical perspective. Building on existing theory, it demonstrates geography's unique contribution to the study of human-environment relationships, and examines sustainability at the full range of spatial scales from the global to the local.Both theory and practice are discussed as the book explores sustainable development in urban and rural areas, in both developing and developed areas.


Geography and sustainable development; the role of spatial scale and spatial interactions in sustainable development; linking the local to the global - can sustainable development work in practice?; forecasting urban futures - a systems analytical perspective on the development of sustainable urban regions; making cities more sustainable - people, plans and participation; business and sustainable economic development; sustainable agriculture for the 21st century; sustaining the flow - Japanese waterways and new paradigms of development; sustainable futures for the Artic North; climate change, energy and sustainable development; sustainable development and international relations; future perspectives - developing sustainable development.

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Martin Purvis and Alan Grainger are Senior Lecturers in Geography at the University of Leeds.

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