Despite decades of debate and policy interventions, the wicked social-ecological problem of anthropogenic climate change continues to threaten the sustainability of local communities. Impacts resulting from a rapidly changing climate are now inevitable yet variable in their nature and timing, depending on the extent to which local communities can respond.
Using the example of the Dearne Valley in South Yorkshire, England, a notion of multifunctionality, and its potential to be utilized in post-industrial regeneration is explored.
What does an Integrated community sustainability plan look like?
Uniquely designed to assist small and medium-sized communities.
This paper explores the ways in which one community has developed strong social capital in the light of several development challenges. Using a case study approach data was collected from a small community in the Queensland hinterland.
Although community social networks can build resilience, and thus, aid adaptation to unexpected environmental change (Tomkins and Adger 2004), not all social networks are created equal.
The use of internet technologies, specifically interactive electronic dialogues, has the potential to revive the shrinking Canadian public sphere. Precedent for this assertion can be found in the historical effect of radio technology.
In this paper, we question the importance of social capital as a primary indicator of a community's ability to engage in sustainable development as social capital can have both hindering and facilitating effects. We suggest that actor agency allows an individual or group to increase access to other critical forms of capital to overcome barriers and solve problems.
Purpose – To distinguish sustainable development education from environmental education and stress the importance of problem-based interdisciplinary learning to sustainable development education.