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The Sociology of Energy, Buildings and the Environment

The Sociology of Energy, Buildings and the Environment

Constructing Knowledge, Designing Practice

  • Author: Simon Guy,Elizabeth Shove
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131779835X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 176
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Bringing the social sciences to the heart of environmental debate, this book demonstrates the relevance of sociological analysis for environmentally critical issues like energy consumption. Focusing on energy efficiency and the built environment, the authors take a critical look at the production and use of technical knowledge and energy-related expertise. Challenging the conventional assumptions of scientists and energy policy-makers, the book outlines a new role for social research and a new paradigm for environmental policy.

Renewable Energy and the Public

Renewable Energy and the Public

From NIMBY to Participation

  • Author: Patrick Devine-Wright
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136530266
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 368
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Throughout the world, the threat of climate change is pressing governments to accelerate the deployment of technologies to generate low carbon electricity or heat. But this is frequently leading to controversy, as energy and planning policies are revised to support new energy sources or technologies (e.g. offshore wind, tidal, bioenergy or hydrogen energy) and communities face the prospect of unfamiliar, often large-scale energy technologies being sited near to their homes. Policy makers in many countries face tensions between 'streamlining' planning procedures, engaging with diverse publics to address what is commonly conceived as 'NIMBY' (not in my back yard) opposition, and the need to maintain democratic, participatory values in planning systems. This volume provides a timely, international review of research on public engagement, in contexts of diverse, innovative energy technologies. Public engagement is conceived broadly - as the interaction between how developers and other key actors engage with publics about energy technologies (including assumptions held about the methods used, such as the provision of financial benefits or the holding of deliberative events), and how individuals and groups engage with energy policies and projects (including indirectly through the media and directly through emotional and behavioural responses). The book's contributors are leading experts in the UK, Europe, North and South America and Australia drawn from a variety of relevant social science disciplinary perspectives. The book makes a significant contribution to our existing knowledge, as well as providing interested professionals, policymakers and members of the public with a timely overview of the critical issues involved in public engagement with low carbon energy technologies.

Governing for Sustainable Urban Development

Governing for Sustainable Urban Development

  • Author: Reader in Environmental Planning Yvonne Rydin,Yvonne Rydin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136575413
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 172
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Achieving urban sustainability is amongst the most pressing issues facing planners and governments. This book is the first to provide a cohesive analysis of sustainable urban development and to examine the processes by which change in how urban areas are built can be achieved. The author looks at how sustainable urban development can be delivered on the ground through a comprehensive analysis of the different modes of governing for new urban development. Governing for Sustainable Urban Development: considers a range of policy tools that influence urban development and that constitute different modes of governing provides an innovative conceptual emphasis on learning within governing processes draws on a wide range of existing research, policy and literature together with case study material focussing on London is above all concerned with demonstrating how sustainable urban development can be delivered in practice. This title be essential reading for students, academics and professionals in planning, urban design and architecture world-wide working to achieve sustainability.

Living with Environmental Change

Living with Environmental Change

Social Vulnerability, Adaptation and Resilience in Vietnam

  • Author: W. Neil Adger,P. Mick Kelly,Nguyen Huu Ninh
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134604203
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 340
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Vietnam and the neighbouring countries of Southeast Asia face diverse challenges created by the rapid evolution of their social, economic and environmental systems and resources. Taking a multidisciplinary perspective, this book provides a comprehensive assessment of the Vietnamese situation, identifying the factors shaping social vulnerability and resilience to environmental change and considering prospects for sustainable development.

Environment and development economics

Environment and development economics

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Environment and Planning

Environment and Planning

Government & policy

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Political planning
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Publishes interdisciplinary research on issues of Government and Policy with an international perspective. Committed to a broad range of policy questions, not just those related to government and public policy. Topics covered include nonstate agents, private-public collaboration, and NGOs (nongovernmental organisations). All areas of economic, social and environmental institutions, and policy are included. Disciplines from which papers are derived include political science, planning, geography, economics, law, sociology, and public administration.

Comfort, cleanliness and convenience

Comfort, cleanliness and convenience

the social organization of normality

  • Author: Elizabeth Shove
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 221
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This title interrogates the meaning and supposed "normality" of practices which over the past few generations have become "de rigeur". It considers daily showers, heating, air conditioning, and clothes washing.

Negotiating environmental change

Negotiating environmental change

new perspectives from social science

  • Author: Frans Berkhout,Melissa Leach,Ian Scoones
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
  • View: 8564
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The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Consumption

The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Consumption

  • Author: Tim Jackson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781844071654
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 402
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From technology to financing issues, Renewable Energyoffers a comprehensive and authoritative review of the determining factors that drive worldwide dissemination of renewable energy technologies. With a clear emphasis on policy and action, contri

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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  • Category: Books
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