David Annandale, Dora Marinova and John Phillimore
Felix Chan, Dora Marinova and Michael McAleer
Stanley Yokwe, Wilhelm Nell and Dora Marinova
Edited by Dora Marinova, David Annandale and John Phillimore
Dora Marinova and Michael McAleer
Dorit Maor and Dora Marinova
Dora Marinova and Janette Hartz-Karp
This introductory chapter clarifies the two main terms of the book, namely method and sustainability, and their relevance to its readership. It also outlines the nineteen chapters contributing to the four parts of the book dedicated to: more sustainable cities; better governance; transitioning to more sustainable economics; and more sustainable livelihoods and living. The conceptual methods for a sustainability cosmos is then introduced, which explains the methodological space for transitioning to a more sustainable development. At its core is the sustainability aim. The time horizon to respond to that may be long-term, short-term or immediate. Many methodological strategies may be developed with the book outlining nineteen innovative and creative ways to approach the four areas of cities, governance, economy, livelihoods and lives. The associated philosophies with the respective strategies and approaches, namely technological determinism, interpretivism, pragmatism and social determinism, are explained.