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Building a Sustainable Society

Lester T. Brown

Building a Sustainable Society

by Lester T. Brown

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Published by W W Norton & Co Inc .
Written in English


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Number of Pages448
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Open LibraryOL7452522M
ISBN 100393300277
ISBN 109780393300277
OCLC/WorldCa7614777

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To better articulate and communicate the goal, we need to envision the resulting society and how the pieces might fit together. The most critical task facing humanity today is the creation of a shared vision of a sustainable and desirable society, one that can provide permanent prosperity within the biophysical constraints of the real world in a way that is fair and equitable to all of.

The shape of a sustainable society--a sustainable transportation system, the resurgence of agriculture, new industries and jobs, urbanization, greater local self reliance, and simpler life styles--is examined. The means of transition to this sustainable society and the institutional challenges are by: The Sustainable City describes how a deep understanding of earth systems science, the impact of human-built technological creations and systems, and the global biosphere is necessary today if we are to create sustainable living for future generations.

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Business, Governance & Health, Environmental Problems and Possibilities. Overview. Lester Brown is the founder of the Earth Policy Institute and an expert on population, resource use and governance. He has been called “the guru of the environmental movement.”.

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