Sustainability: from systems to emergence

Bender, Helena and Judith, Kate (2012) Sustainability: from systems to emergence. In: 5th Annual International ESP Conference: Ecosystems Services Come of Age: Linking Science, Policy and Participation for Sustainable Human Well-Being, 31 July - 4 Aug 2012, Portland, Oregon, United States.

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Abstract

In 2010, Helena Bender and Kate Judith, both then based at The University of Melbourne, were given the task to 'define sustainability' for a theory chapter of a text book. Through regular conversations over two years they have challenged each other to open their understanding of the concept using a variety of conceptual tools. The journey forced them to engage with many questions: Is sustainability to be found at the level of individual actions, or does it require a top-down view? Must it be associated with values? How is sustainability related to democracy, utilitarianism and value ethics? And what does it have to do with risk? Join Kate and Helena in their conversation, and add your voices to the maelstrom.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit.
Depositing User: Ms Kate Judith
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2012 05:36
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2012 07:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960703 Environmental Education and Awareness
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960501 Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22315

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