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This open access book offers both conceptual and empirical descriptions of how to frame sustainability challenges. It defines framing in the context of sustainability science as the process of identifying subjects, setting boundaries, and defining problems. The chapters are grouped into two sections: a conceptual section and a case section. The conceptual section introduces readers to theories and concepts that can be used to achieve multiple understandings of sustainability; in turn, the case section highlights different ways of comprehending sustainability for researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders. The book offers diverse illustrations of what sustainability concepts entail, both conceptually and empirically, and will help readers become aware of the implicit framings in sustainability-related discourses. In the extant literature, sustainability challenges such as climate change, sustainable development, and rapid urbanization have largely been treated as pre-set, fixed topics, while possible solutions have been discussed intensively. In contrast, this book examines the framings applied to the sustainability challenges themselves, and illustrates the road that led us to the current sustainability discourse.
|Publication date:||10th November 2019|
|Publisher:||Springer Verlag, Singapore|
|Categories:||Sustainability, Regional & area planning, Conservation of the environment,|
Takashi Mino is a Professor at the Department of Socio-cultural Environmental Studies and Program Head of the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science at the University of Tokyo. In addition, he is Vice-Director of Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S). He specializes in Environmental Microbiology, Wastewater Engineering, and most recently, Sustainability Education. He holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Tokyo, and has been a visiting scholar at Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), visiting professor at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), and adjunct professor at the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand). His courses at the graduate school ...More About Takashi Mino