Understanding Sustainability

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Abbey, Edward. 1968. Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness. McGraw-Hill, New York. [excerpt]

Ahern, Jack and Jestena Boughton. 1994. "Wildflower Meadows as Sustainable Landscapes." Pages 172-187 in R. Platt, R. Rowntree, and P. Muick (eds.), The Ecological City: Preserving and Restoring Urban Biodiversity. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst.

  • "The landscape industry thrives on an instant landscape mentality that accelerates ecological growth and development with heavy subsidies of labor and chemicals and with monocultures of genetically altered plants. Paradoxically, the landscape industry has become a major obstacle to the acceptance of a new landscape aesthetic founded explicitly on sustainable native species and natural processes." (p. 173)

Berry, Wendell. 1982. The Gift of Good Land: Further Essays, Cultural and Agricultural. North Point Press, New York. [related video] [related video]

Berry, Wendell. 1986. The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture. Sierra Club, San Francisco.

Berry, Wendell. 1990. What Are People for? North Point Press, New York.

CFRF. n.d. "Working Bibliography on Place." Community Forestry & Environmental Research Partnerships (CFRF), University of California, Berkeley.

Chigbu, Uchendu Eugene. 2013. "Fostering rural sense of place: the missing piece in Uturu, Nigeria." Development in Practice 23(2):264-277. [abstract]

Colgan, Charles S. 2006. "The Maine Economy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow." Background Paper Prepared for the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, "Charting Maine’s Future: An Action Plan for Promoting Sustainable Prosperity and Quality Places," October, 2006. The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. [PDF]

Feld, Steven and Keith H. Basso (eds.). 1997. Senses of Place. School of American Research Press, Santa Fe.

Florida, Richard. 2001. "Competing in the Age of Talent: Quality of Place and the New Economy." Greater Philadelphia Regional Review Summer 10-17. [PDF] [related video]

Gruenewald, David A. 2003. "The Best of Both Worlds: A Critical Pedagogy of Place." Educational Researcher 32(4)3-12. [PDF]

Heise, Ursula K. 2008. Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global. Oxford University Press, New York.

Jackson, John B. 1994. A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time. Yale University Press, New Haven.

Jackson, Wes, Bruce Colman, and Wendell Berry (eds.). 1984. Meeting the Expectations of the Land: Essays in Sustainable Agriculture and Stewardship. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

Jans, Sheila, Kathryn Hunt, and Caroline Noblet. 2010. "St. John Valley Creative Economy Project: Strengthening Our Communities and Economy through Culture and Place." Final report, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine, Orono. [PDF]

Kearns, Robin A. and Wilbert M. Gesler (eds.). 1998. Putting health into place: landscape, identity, and well-being. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse. 

Kermath, Brian M. 2008. "Why Go Native? Landscaping for Biodiversity and Sustainability Education." Pages 221-231 in W. Simpson (ed.), The Green Campus: Meeting the Challenge of Environmental Sustainability, APPA, Alexandria. (Published in 2007 in the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 8(2):210-223.)

  • "One way is to alter key elements of the human landscape in strategic places, because they are physical expressions of our cultures. How we procure food, recreate, and manage our urban areas, for example, all have landscape expressions that reveal our worldviews, values, and past judgments. When biodiversity and natural heritage matter more deeply to us, we will see our urban landscapes with more ecologically complex assemblages of native plants that are more wildlife friendly and reliant on natural processes than the ecologically simple, capital intensive, and environmentally toxic industrial landscapes we consume everywhere today. The landscape aesthetic too will shift, so that it is no longer determined by the physical end-product alone, but also by weighing in the environmental costs of production and management. When this happens, a truer sense-of-place that is deeply rooted in a genuine respect and appreciation for Earth's life-giving processes will sprout literally from our yards. The 'garden of the month' award will no longer go to the mere prettiest garden in the community, but rather to the prettiest garden that best maintains ecological integrity."
  • "...most colleges have not been as connected to the solutions as they could be, which is not surprising considering that a majority of campus administrators have been shown to lack an adequate understanding of sustainability. On the curricular side, campus environmental roles historically have been to train technicians in the maintenance of the status quo and to appease well-intentioned environmentalists with activities that fall short of what is needed. On the management side, their roles largely have been to comply with regulations. Of course, we need technicians to fix and improve existing systems and we should comply with regulations, but it is also important to challenge and move beyond conventional thought and practices. True progress does not come about without challenging the orthodoxy and exploring the options. Such advice routinely rings from campus halls everywhere. It is past time to add substance to the rhetoric." (pp. 228-229)

Kermath, Brian. 1997 [2013]. "Frequently Asked Questions about Native and Exotic Plant Species and Sustainable Native Landscaping." Unpublished.

Lee, Anne H. and Geoffrey Wall. 2014. "Food clusters, rural development and a creative economy." The Journal of Rural and Community Development 9(4):1-22. [earlier working paper version (PDF)

Lee, Anne H., Geoffrey Wall, and Jason F. Kovaks. 2015. "Creative food clusters and rural development through place branding:Culinary tourism initiatives in Stratford and Muskoka, Ontario, Canada." Journal of Rural Studies 39:133-144. [abstract] [related paper by Lee and Wall (PDF)]

Leopold, Aldo (Edited by J. Baird Callicott and Eric T. Freyfogle). 1999. For the Health of the Land: Previously Unpublished Essays and other Writings. Island Press, Washington, D.C. 

Manning, Adrian D., David B. Lindenmayer, and H.A. Nix. 2004. "Continua and Umwelt: Novel Perspectives on Viewing Landscapes." Oikos 104(3):621-628. [PDF]

Nabhan, Gary Paul and Stephen Trimble. 1994. The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places. Beacon Press, Boston. [overview]

Nabhan, Gary Paul. 1997. Cultures of Habitat: On Nature, Culture, and Story. Counterpoint Press, Washington D.C.

Odum, Eugene P. and H.T. Odum. 1972. "Natural Areas as Necessary Components of Man's Total Environment." Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 37:178-189.

Shepard, Paul. 1967. Man in the Landscape: A Historic View of the Esthetics of Nature. Random House, New York.

Tengberg, Anna, Susanne Fredholm, Ingegard Eliasson, Igor Knez, Katarina Saltzman, and  Ola Wetterberg. 2012. "Cultural ecosystem services provided by landscapes: Assessment of heritage values and identity." Ecosystem Services 2:14-26. 

Thayer, Jr. Robert L. n.d. "Bibliography (Bioregionalism): The Putah-Cache Bioregion Project. The Bioregional Hypothesis and LifePlace." University of California Davis, Davis.

Thoreau, Henry David. 1854. Walden: On Life in the Woods. Ticknor & Fields, Boston.

Tuan, Yi-Fu. 1974. Topophilia: A Study of Environmental Perception, Attitudes, and Values. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

USEPA. 2002. Community Culture and the Environment: A Guide to Understanding a Sense of Place. Report #842-B-01-003, United States Environmental Protection Aency, Washington, D.C. [PDF

Williams, Daniel R., and Susan I. Stewart. 1998. "Sense of place: An elusive concept that is finding a home in ecosystem management." Journal of forestry 96.5: 18-23. [PDF]

Young, Terence. 2000. "Belonging not Containing: The Vision of Bioregionalism." Landscape Journal 19(1):46-49.

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