Understanding Sustainability

Sustainability References

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Reason, Peter and Hilary Bradbury. 2001. "Inquiry and participation in search of a world worthy of human aspiration." Pages 1-14 in P. Reason and H. Bradbury (eds.), Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice, Sage Publications, Los Angeles. [PDF]

  • "A primary purpose of action research is to produce-practical knowledge that is useful to people in the everyday conduct of their lives. A wider purpose of action research is to contribute through this practical knowledge to the increased well-being — economic, political, psychological, spiritual - of human persons and communities, and to a more equitable and sustainable relationship with the wider ecology of the planet of which we are an intrinsic part." (p. 2)

Rebelo, Anthony G. 1994. "Iterative selection procedures: centres of endemism and optimal placement of reserves." Pages 231-257 in B.J. Huntley  (ed.), Botanical Diversity in Southern Africa. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Reddy, V. Ratna. 1995. "Environment and Sustainable Agricultural Development: Conflicts and Contradictions." Economic and Political Weekly 25 March. [abstract]

Redford, Kent H. 1992. "The Empty Forest: Many large animals are already ecologically extinct in vast areas of neotropical forest where the vegetation still appears intact." BioScience 42(6):412-422.

Redford, Kent H. and Christine Padoch. 1992. Conservation of Neotropical Forests: Working from Traditional Resource Use. Columbia University Press, New York.

Redlin, Meredith, Gary Aguiar, George Langelett, and Gerald Warmann. 2010. "Why Are You Still Out There? Persistence among Deep Rural Communities in the Northern Plains." The Online Journal of Rural Research and Policy 5(5):1-22. [abstract with link to PDF]

Reed, Richard K. 1995. Prophets of Agroforestry: Guaraní Communities and Commercial Gathering. University of Texas Press, Austin. [review (PDF)]

Rees, William E. 1989. "Defining sustainable development." CHS Research Bulletin, University of British Colombia, Vancouver. 

Rees, William E. 2002. "Globalization and Sustainability: Conflict or Convergence?" Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 22(4):249-268. [abstract]

Rees, William E. 2004. "The Eco-Footprint of Agriculture: A Far-from-(Thermodynamic)-Equilibrium Interpretation." Pages 87-111 in Allan Eaglesham, Alan Wildeman, and Ralph W.F. Hardy (eds.), Papers from NABC's 16th Annual Meeting, University of Guelph, June 13-15, Report #16. National Agricultural Biotechnology Council, Ithaca. [PDF]

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