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Peter K. Kresl

This unique and insightful work examines the importance of ‘quality of life’ for the city which has become a key component of urban competitiveness over the past 30 years. It argues that having a high or low ‘quality of life’ will have important consequences for the vitality and status of any city. The book’s six substantive chapters explore this issue by each examining a distinct element that comprises ‘quality of life’, including the approach of economists to quality of life, links to urban competitiveness, the economy, urban amenities and attributes.
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Paul Nieuwenhuis, Daniel Newman and Anne Touboulic

Another example we would like to bring in is that of the food industry and how it has also become dominated by the mass production paradigm, especially in the West, and as such is highly unsustainable. Mass produced or industrialised food systems are interestingly often labelled as ‘conventional’ systems - as opposed to ‘alternative’ food systems which are discussed later in this section (Marsden et al., 2000; Sonnino and Marsden, 2006). Food is an interesting space to consider as humans will always need food to survive, yet what we are seeing nowadays is a deeply flawed production and consumption food system where food scarcity and poverty co-exist with over-production and over-consumption, which is in turn responsible for growing obesity and associated diseases. So how did we get to this?

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Paul Nieuwenhuis, Daniel Newman and Anne Touboulic

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Paul Nieuwenhuis, Daniel Newman and Anne Touboulic

This incisive book integrates the academic fields of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) as a framework for challenging the current economic paradigm and addressing the significant ecological and environmental problems faced by the contemporary business world.
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Edited by Miguel Brandão, David Lazarevic and Göran Finnveden

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Edited by Miguel Brandão, David Lazarevic and Göran Finnveden

This crucial Handbook brings together the latest thinking on the circular economy, an area that has increasingly caught global attention. Contributors explore a broad range of themes such as recycling systems and new business models, as well as consolidating the many ways in which the topic has been dealt with in research, business and policy-making. The Handbook of the Circular Economy is not only relevant, but also essential for students, academics, and policy-makers trying to make sense of the plethora of ways in which the term has been applied and interpreted.
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Claude Henry

Reducing greenhouse gases emissions is vital, reducing the stocks already in the atmosphere is a promising complement.

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Claude Henry

From low-key producer and trader of fossil fuels to world leader in offshore wind Farms, a march to sustainable energy.

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Claude Henry

Water apt at meeting human needs is getting scarce, and irrigation is by far the main consumer; hence the vital role of an approach allowing for spectacular water economies.

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Claude Henry

With sea levels rising, coastal protection is more necessary than ever; properly articulating natural and artificial components is an efficient approach.