Articles

Journal Title:
Spaces and Flows Journal
Journal Number:
1
Journal Volume:
1
Journal Pages:
1-14

Urban centers serve as hubs of human innovation and as places where different ideas and cultures come together, creating complex and organic mixing of ideas. However some urban areas are more dynamic than others. Though Richard Florida discusses the role of demographics in this differentiation of urban zones, the nature of the urban form also plays a role.

Journal Title:
Landscape and Urban Planning
Journal Number:
3
Journal Volume:
99
Journal Pages:
239-247

In the natural world, the transfer of resources between landscape features such as the corridors and patches that make up the mosaic of ecological niches is increased where those boundaries are more complex.

Journal Title:
Community Development
Journal Number:
46
Journal Volume:
11
Journal Pages:
476-492

This article describes research that builds on a previous study of social capital conducted in 2002 and 2003 in a Canadian community, exploring the relationship between agency and sustainable community development.

Journal Title:
Canadian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Journal Number:
1
Journal Volume:
1
Journal Pages:
38-43

Diversity is a key component for resilience within systems, including human societies. Our natural tendency towards homophily, however, impedes diversity within human societies and economies. Bio-diverse ecosystems, though themselves threatened, can act as a model for diverse and more resilient human societies.

Journal Title:
Sustainability
Journal Number:
1
Journal Volume:
2
Journal Pages:
215-231

Community level action towards sustainable development has emerged as a key scale of intervention in the effort to address our many serious environmental issues. This is hindered by the large-scale destruction of both urban neighbourhoods and rural villages in the second half of the twentieth century.

Journal Title:
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
Journal Number:
11
Journal Volume:
1
Journal Pages:
36-48

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the potential of online communication technologies to facilitate university‐led transdisciplinary sustainable development research and lower the ecological footprints of such research projects. A series of case studies is to be explored.

Design/methodology/approach

Journal Title:
The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
Journal Number:
1
Journal Volume:
11
Journal Pages:
36-48

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the potential of online communication technologies to facilitate university‐led transdisciplinary sustainable development research and lower the ecological footprints of such research projects. A series of case studies is to be explored.

Journal Title:
Community Development Journal
Journal Number:
1
Journal Volume:
45
Journal Pages:
5-21

Research in Canada and Australia has shown that social capital is a necessary condition for sustainable community development as it enhances linking ties that increase access to resources outside the community.

Journal Title:
Local Environment
Journal Number:
7
Journal Volume:
14
Journal Pages:
669-689

Many brownfield development projects and many redevelopment projects aimed at improving older urban spaces list sustainable development as a stated goal.

Journal Title:
Alternatives: Environmental Ideas and Action

Our collective identity as Canadians and our conception of the environment is largely one of endless forests, untamed rivers and free-ranging wildlife. This vision, however, no longer reflects the reality of most of our lives. Four out of five Canadians live in major cities or their suburbs, far from the landscapes depicted on postcards.