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Why, despite an emphasis on 'getting institutions right', do development initiatives so infrequently deliver as planned? This book disputes the model of development by design and argues that institutions are formed through the uneven patching together of old practices and accepted norms with new arrangements.
The contribution of tourism to climate change, and the likely consequences of climate change for key tourist destinations, has been well reported and discussed. Yet, there is a lack of evidence-based systematic practical advice as to how the tourism industry should respond to the challenge of climate change. Building on...
The greatest challenge of our time is to build a world based on the sustainable use of renewable power. This book explains the challenges which frame the roadmap towards a 100% renewable reality.
Visualizing Climate Change: A Guide to Visual Communication of Climate Change and Developing Local Solutions
Climate change may be all around us, but it is often difficult to see. Using visual imagery, this book demonstrates ways to make carbon and climate change visible where we care the most, in our own backyards and communities.
Stakeholder or public participation has become something of a modern mantra employed in all sorts of contexts to give people a voice. There are many variants on this 'participation' but traditionally they all share a desire to maximise involvement and provide desired 'outputs' of a required quality as quickly and...
By Sumita Sinha
By Tim Campbell
The promise of competitiveness and economic growth in so-called smart cities is widely advertised in Europe and the US. The promise is focussed on global talent and knowledge economies and not on learning and innovation. But to really achieve smart cities - that is to create the conditions of continuous...
Housing is a major contributor to CO2 emissions in Europe and America today and the construction of new homes offers an opportunity to address this issue. Providing homes that achieve "zero carbon", "carbon neutral", "zero-net energy" or "energy-plus" standard is becoming the goal of more innovative house-builders globally, whilst energy...