Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics

Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics

Ken D. Thomas (Auburn University, USA)
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Release Date: April, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 479
ISBN13: 9781466684331|ISBN10: 146668433X|EISBN13: 9781466684348|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8433-1


With a current world population that exceeds seven billion, resource consumption awareness is more important than ever. Investing in sustainable technologies and renewable resources is a necessary step to ensure the future quality of life of all human beings.

The Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics explores topics such as poverty, gender equality, health, security, and the environment through global empirical studies and fundamental frameworks. With the goal of promoting sustainable techniques for the global future, this handbook is a critical reference for business leaders, educators, policymakers, environmental specialists, and the public at large.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Development
  • Energy and Sustainability Planning
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Natural Resources Conservation
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Strategic Innovation
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Sustainable Governance
  • Water and Sanitation

Reviews and Testimonials

Thomas presents a collection of academic articles and scholarly papers focused on resource consumption, population growth, poverty, gender equality, health, the environment, resource consumption, sustainability, and renewable resources. The editor has organized the eighteen contributions that make up the main body of the text in four parts devoted to developing sustainable healthy communities and cities, energy options for a sustainable future, the business of sustainable development, and information and communication technologies for sustaining livelihoods.

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ken D. Thomas is the Honors Lecturer in Biosystems Engineering of both the Honors College and Department of Biosystems Engineering at Auburn University. He received both his B.Sc. Chemical & Process Engineering and MSc Environmental Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine and Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Environmental & Water Resources Engineering [EWRE]) from the University of South Florida (USF). His current research interests are in sustainability science, sustainable development and sustainable development engineering, especially in a West Indian context, and engineering education.