Introduction to Sustainable Development

Edited by : David V. J. Bell,

Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Canada

Yuk-kuen Annie Cheung,

York Centre for Applied Sustainability (YCAS); Research Associate, The University of Toronto,

York University - Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, Canada

1. Historical Evolution and LandMark Works Concerning Sustainability

Early Localized Issues Affecting Regional Sustainability - The Case of Ontario, Canada's Niagara Escarpment

Len Gertler, University of Waterloo, Canada

Malthus' Essay on the Principle of Population

John Avery, H.C. Orsted Institute, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Walden or Life in the Woods

Henry David Thoreau

Our Plundered Planet

Fairfield Osborn

Silent Spring

Rachel Carson

The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth

Kenneth Boulding, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado

"The Tragedy of the Commons" by Garrett Hardin, 1968

P. Alexander Latta, Department of Political Science, York University, Canada

The Population Bomb

Paul R. Ehrlich, Department of Biological Sciences, Center for Conservation Biology(CCB), Stanford University, USA

World Dynamics

Jay W. Forrester, MIT System Dynamics Group, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of

Technology, USA

The Resourceful Earth

Herman Kahn

Julian Simon

Beyond Brundtland: The Evolution of Sustainable Development in the the 1990s

Robert Lauri Newman, York Centre for Applied Sustainability, Canada

Moving towards sustainable development: the Chinese conundrum

Yuk-kuen Annie Cheung, York Centre for Applied Sustainability (YCAS); Research Associate, The University of

Toronto, York University - Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, Canada

2. Institutions and Landmark Reports Concerning Sustainability

Limits to Growth and the Club of Rome

Special Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) and R Global Environmental Monitoring, 1970

Stockholm Conference (UN Conference on Human Environment) and the UN Environment Program, 1972

Brandt Commission report on Program for Survival, 1979

World Conservation Strategy of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

Rodger D. Schwass, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Canada

World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) or B Commission report on Our Common Future, 1987

UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), 1992

The Earth Summit, or Rio Plus Five Conference, 1997

3. Contemporary Sustainable Development Issues

Biosphere, Ecosystems, and The Environment

Utilization of Renewable and Non-renewable Natural Resources

Population and Demographic Changes

Poverty, Environmental Degradation, and Health

Consumption Patterns

Technology and Industrialization

Quality of the Living Environment

Agriculture, Land Security, and Sustainable Food Production

Reducing Dependence and Non-renewable Energy Reserves

Respecting the Rights and Wishes of Indigenous Peoples

Joe Sheridan, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Canada

Paul Bourgeis, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Canada

Respecting the Rights, Wishes, and Potential of Ethnic Minorities

Respecting the Rights, Wishes, and Potential of Women and Children

Biodiversity Loss"Ecological Restructing of Urban Form: A Normative Approach to Restoring Biodiversity and Ecological Function in the Built Environment"

Mary-Ellen Tyler, Faculty of Environmental Design, The University of Calgary, Canada

Participatory Processes for Sustainability

Mary Elaine Bernard, York Center for Applied Sustainability, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Canada

Urbanization

Mark Lawrence Seasons, School of Planning, University of Waterloo, Canada

Globalization, Interdependence and Sustainability

Robert Paehlke, Environmental and Resource Studies Program, Trent University, Canada

4. Perspectives on Sustainability

Environmental Perspectives on Sustainability

Natural Resource Perspectives on Sustainability

L. Anders Sandberg, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Canada

Christopher Midgley, University of British Columbia, Canada

Economic Perspectives on Sustainability

Physical Science Perspectives on Sustainability

Grant Sheng

Sustainability, Knowledge Management and the Internet

Robert K. Logan, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Canada

The Politics of Sustainable Development

Ann Dale, Faculty of Environment, Science and Technology, Royal Roads University, Canada

Social Perspectives on Sustainability

Clelia Maria Nascimento-Schulz, UFSC-Programa Interdisciplinar em Ciencias Humanas, Brazil

Cultural Perspectives and Sustainability

Peter Harries-Jones, Department of Anthropology, York University, Canada

Ethical Perspectives on Sustainability

Sustainability in International Law

Stepan Wood, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada

Carrying Capacity and Sustainability: Waking Malthus' Ghost

William E. Rees, School of Community and Regional Planning, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Ecosystem Perspectives on Sustainability

David Neufeld, 224 Wright Ave., Canada

5. Divisional Perspectives on Sustainability

Perspectives of Developed Nations

Hector Ricardo Leis, Graduate Program on Interdisciplinaries Studies, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Perspectives of Developing Nations

Hector Ricardo Leis, Graduate Program on Interdisciplinaries Studies, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Perspectives of Emerging Development Nations

Public Sector Perspectives on Sustainability

Private Sector Perspectives on Sustainability

Egalitarian Perspectives on Sustainability

Robert Paehlke, Environmental and Resource Studies Program, Trent University, Canada

Utilitarian Perspectives on Sustainability

Marxist Perspectives on Sustainability

Bioregion, Eco-polis, and Eco(nomic)-Federation: Left - Libertarian Models of Sustainability

Regina Cochrane, Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary, Canada

Ecocapitalist Perspectives on Sustainability

Conservationist Perspectives on Sustainability

Feminist Perspectives on Sustainability

Sherilyn MacGregor, Institute for Environment, Philosophy & Public Policy (IEPPP), Furness Collega, Lancaster University, UK

Deep Ecology Perspectives on Sustainability