Sustainable Place I

A sustainable place is one in which ecological integrity and basic human needs are concurrently maintained over generations.  Sustainable place focus on basic human needs: food, water, health, housing, energy for cooking and heat (11, 3). Good roads, education, employment, income level are not issues on sustainability. Adaptability to changing conditions, not constancy is the main feature in sustainability (11).

    References

    03   F. LUKERMAN. 1961. The Concept of Location in Classical Geography, Ann. of the Ass. of Am. Geog. 51(2) 194-210.
    11   R. T. T. FORMAN. 1995. Land Mosaics. The Ecology of Landscapes and Regions. CUP, Cambridge (Eng).
 

 Die Off

        THE END OF FOSSIL FUELS

        FOOD, LAND, WATER AND POPULATION

        CLIMATE CHANGE

        SUSTAINABILITY

European Society for Environmental History

        1st International Conference

    5th-9th September 2001, StAndrews, Scotland

    ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS

Resilience Alliance

    The RA is a multidisciplinary research group that explores the dynamics of complex adaptive systems.
 

 UPCOMING EVENTS

    TIES Conference 2008

        19th Annual Conference of The International Environmetrics Society

        Kelowna British Columbia Canada, June 08-13, 2008
            The International Environmetrics Society

            Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 14:16:04 -0300

        Conference Venue
           The University of British Columbia Okanagan

            Theme: Quantitative Methods for Environmental Sustainability

Conference Technical Topics Include:
* Agro-climate risk
* Analysis of extremes
* Assessing status and trends
* Design and analysis of computer experiments
* Environmental reporting and indicators
* Environmental risk assessment
* Environmental standards
* Monitoring, modelling and managing environmental systems
* Network design and efficient data collection
* Space-time modeling
* Applications to biodiversity, climate change, sustainable
agriculture, air quality, water quality, soil contamination,
energy environmental economics, ecosystem and human health.

    Contact:
    Sylvia R. Esterby
    Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
    Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
    University of British Columbia Okanagan
    3333 University Way
    Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
    E-mail: sylvia.esterby@ubc.ca