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Title Energy and Sustainable Futures
Author Iosif Mporas
Publisher Springer Nature
Release 2021-04-29
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 282
ISBN 3030639169
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This open access book presents papers displayed in the 2nd International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF 2020), co-organised by the University of Hertfordshire and the University Alliance DTA in Energy. The research included in this book covers a wide range of topics in the areas of energy and sustainability including: • ICT and control of energy;• conventional energy sources;• energy governance;• materials in energy research;• renewable energy; and• energy storage. The book offers a holistic view of topics related to energy and sustainability, making it of interest to experts in the field, from industry and academia.

Title Energy Democracies for Sustainable Futures
Author Majia Nadesan
Publisher Academic Press
Release 2022-09-29
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 404
ISBN 0128227974
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Energy Democracies for Sustainable Futures explores how our dominant carbon and nuclear energy assemblages shape conceptions of participation, risk, and in/securities, and how they might be reengineered to deliver justice and democratic participation in transitioning energy systems. Chapters assess the economies, geographies and politics of current and future energy landscapes, exposing how dominant assemblages (composed of technologies, strategies, knowledge and authorities) change our understanding of security and risk, and how they these shared understandings are often enacted uncritically in policy. Contributors address integral relationships across the production and government of material and human energies and the opportunities for sustainable and democratic governance. In addition, the book explores how interest groups advance idealized energy futures and energy imaginaries. The work delves into the role that states, market organizations and civil society play in envisioned energy change. It assesses how risks and security are formulated in relation to economics, politics, ecology, and human health. It concludes by integrating the relationships between alternative energies and governance strategies, including issues of centralization and decentralization, suggesting approaches to engineer democracy into decision-making about energy assemblages. Explores descriptive and normative relationships between energy and democracy Reviews how changing energy demand and governance threaten democracies and democratic institutions Identifies what participative energy transformations look like when paired with energy security Reviews what happens to social, economic and political infrastructures in the process of achieving sustainable and democratic transitions

Sustainable Futures Energy by John Stinger

Title Sustainable Futures Energy
Author John Stinger
Publisher Evans Brothers
Release 2009
Category Energy consumption
Total Pages 50
ISBN 0237539209
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sustainable Futures explores the current threats to our world resources and the possible solutions to some of the most urgent and difficult problems facing today's decision-makers. What is a renewable energy source? Is nuclear power a good source of energy? Why are wind farms so controversial? And, how is energy linked to climate change? Energy answers these questions and many others. From turning off lights to hydroelectric schemes, Energy looks at issues surrounding the world's energy supplies and the demand for energy. Discover what we mean by a sustainable energy source, and what you can do to help conserve energy.Sustainable Futures explores the current threats to our world resources and the possible solutions to some of the most urgent and difficult problems facing today’s decision-makers.

Sustainable Futures by Jenny Goldie

Title Sustainable Futures
Author Jenny Goldie
Publisher CSIRO PUBLISHING
Release 2014-12
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 232
ISBN 1486301908
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sustainable Futures explores the links between population growth, diminishing resources and environmental challenges, and the implications for Australia's future. Written by leaders in their field, and based on presentations from the 2013 Fenner Conference on 'Population, Resources and Climate Change', this book is a timely insight into the intertwined challenges that we currently face, and what can be done to ensure a sustainable and viable future. The book identifies the major areas of concern for Australia's future, including environmental, social and economic implications of population growth; mineral and natural resources; food, land and water issues; climate change; and the obstacles and opportunities for action. Accessible, informative and authoritative, Sustainable Futures will be of interest to policy makers, students and professionals in the fields of sustainability and population growth.

Title Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050
Author Tim Dixon
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2018-01-09
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 408
ISBN 1119063809
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Brings together leading thinking on issues of new professional practice and on the future of a sustainable built environment This book focuses on both construction and development issues, and examines how we can transition to a sustainable future by the year 2050—bringing together leading research and practice at building, neighbourhood, and city levels. It deftly analyses how emerging socio-economic, technological, and environmental trends will influence the built environment of the future. The book covers a broad spectrum of interests across the scales of buildings, communities and cities, including how professional practice will need to adapt to these trends. The broader context is provided by an analysis of emergent business models and the changing requirements for expert advice from clients. Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050: A Foresight Approach to Construction and Development features chapters covering: data and trends, including historical data and UK and international case studies; policies and practice related to the field; current state of scientific understanding; key challenges; key technological advances (including disruptive and systemic technological innovations); change issues and critical uncertainties; and future visions. It provides: A strong conceptual framework based on a ‘Foresight' approach Discussion of the key data and trends that underpin each chapter Coverage of both construction and property development Specially commissioned chapters by academics and practitioners A synthesis of the main findings in the book and key insights for the future to 2050 Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050: A Foresight Approach to Construction and Development is an important book for postgraduate students and researchers, construction, real estate and property development specialists, engineers, planners, architects, foresight and futures studies specialists, and anyone involved in sustainable buildings.

Sustainable Futures by Raphael Kaplinsky

Title Sustainable Futures
Author Raphael Kaplinsky
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2021-06-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 264
ISBN 1509547843
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Long before the pandemic, economies across the world were in trouble, with growth slowing across the board. This downturn coincided with growing inequality and social exclusion. Rising political dissatisfaction with ruling elites fuelled the rise of populism. Add to this the alarming environmental emergency and few can deny we live in a time of multiple sustainability crises. While this conclusion can lead to despair, in this broad-ranging book Raphael Kaplinsky, a leading development policy analyst, argues that the future is not necessarily bleak. Interrogating the causes and nature of the systemic crises we are living through, he shows how the challenges which we now face mirror previous historical epochs, in which dominant ‘techno-economic’ paradigms flourish, mature and run into crisis. In each case, decisive action is required to move to a more economically and socially sustainable world. In our time, we are witnessing the exhaustion of the Mass Production paradigm. How we herald and manage the transition to the next paradigm – that of Information and Communications Technologies – will determine our capacity to build a more prosperous, equitable and environmentally sustainable world. This book sets out an integrated agenda for action by multiple stakeholders to achieve this end.

Sustainable Futures by Margaret Robertson

Title Sustainable Futures
Author Margaret Robertson
Publisher Aust Council for Ed Research
Release 2007
Category Education
Total Pages 266
ISBN 0864314388
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With collaboration between ten scientists from around the world, Sustainable Futures offers an approach to sustainable development issues in developing countries. It focuses on educating the next generation of young people about environmental. issues, with water and forest management as major themes. Detailed case studies from Thailand, China, India, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Georgia and Portugal. reveal the endeavours of local. communities seeking to bring about a better way of life. Sustainable Futures covers cross-cultural understanding, environmental issues and sustainable lifestyles, and is a resource for teachers and students seeking to expand their knowledge of these areas. [Back cover, ed].

Building Sustainable Futures by Mohammad Dastbaz

Title Building Sustainable Futures
Author Mohammad Dastbaz
Publisher Springer
Release 2015-11-13
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 351
ISBN 3319193481
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book presents state-of-the-art research and case studies on new approaches to the design, construction and planning of our cities. Emphasis is placed on the role of alternative and renewable energy in the development of urban infrastructures that enable sustainable futures. Reflecting the multi-faceted efforts required to successfully meet sustainability challenges, this book is a collaboration between practitioners and academics across a broad spectrum of specializations. Compelling research findings are explained in the context of practical implementation, enhanced by case studies from industry leaders in order to create a pragmatic reference across policy areas where environmentally aware decision making is required.

The Design Charrette by Rob Roggema

Title The Design Charrette
Author Rob Roggema
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 2013-09-11
Category Science
Total Pages 335
ISBN 9400770316
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book was written to support community involvement in the design process, to help prevent negative outcomes that can result from a top-down design approach. The combination of community involvement and design is, at least in literature, not very extensive. Although much has been written about stakeholder involvement, this is often not directly related to design processes, which – most importantly – deprives community members of the opportunity to design their desired future themselves. The Design Charrette: Ways to Envision Sustainable Futures provides a theoretical foundation establishing the benefits of organizing a design charrette for community-based planning, supported by many practical examples. The book includes sections on collaborative learning, practical guidance, theory and case studies in many different contexts: long and short charrettes, urban and rural subjects, and Dutch, Chinese, Australian, Indian and European examples. Part I: General Theory offers a detailed overview of the charrette process, a chapter on innovations in organizational and community learning and a chapter on shifting paradigms in the design charrette. Part II presents a number of case studies, including the INternational Conference on Renewable Energy Approaches for the Spatial Environment (INCREASE); charrettes accomplished in two days in the communities of Sea Lake and Bendigo in Australia; a chapter on lessons for the future, describing rural participatory design in Rajasthan, India; a description of learning by practice in a high-pressure student atelier; a chapter entitled Design Charrettes for Sustainable Building in China and more. The Design Charrette challenges the conventional wisdom that good design by itself will bring about the benefits the designer envisions. By demonstrating and analyzing the effectiveness of design charrettes in personal development and learning, and as a way to share desired future pathways, the book benefits everyone who may be leading, considering or participating in a design charrette.

Title Energy Infrastructure and Policy Options for a Sustainable Future
Author Michael Rodi
Publisher Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft
Release 2012
Category Law
Total Pages 198
ISBN 3869651504
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The combined edition of 2009-2010 of the international and interdisciplinary Summer Academy proceedings sheds light on major challenges in the fi ld of energy and the environment: climate policy, renewable energy and grid related questions. The collection of articles begins with an overview of efforts in the field of international climate policy and development, such as the United Nations' CDM (Clean Development Mechanism). It goes on to study the regional particularities of climate and environmental policy-making, using case studies from Europe, China and Africa. Finally, the proceedings consider the important part that energy will play in curbing climate change. After all, this sector is the major contributor of CO2 emissions and therefore the major cause of global warming. Transitional energy sources like gas will be discussed, and the necessary adjustments to our current energy infrastructure will be analyzed in case studies on grids from South America and Europe.