Innovative Communities: People-centred Approaches to Environmental Management in the Asia-Pacific Region

Innovative Communities: People-centred Approaches to Environmental Management in the Asia-Pacific Region, ed. Velasquez,Jerry, Yashiro, Makiko, Yoshimura, Susan and Ono,Izumi (Tokyo: UNU Press, 2005).

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  • Editor Velasquez,Jerry
    Yashiro, Makiko
    Yoshimura, Susan
    Ono,Izumi
    Title Innovative Communities: People-centred Approaches to Environmental Management in the Asia-Pacific Region
    Publication Date 2005
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher UNU Press
    Pages xvii,341
    Language eng
    Abstract

    This book introduces the concept of community innovation and illustrates its role and impact in promoting sustainability. It includes nine case studies from the Asia-Pacific region where communities are adopting innovative methods to address complex and unpredictable environmental problems and promote sustainable development. This often requires new cultures, institutions and governance structures, as well as dramatic changes in people's perceptions, attitudes, roles and behaviours. The authors examine environmental initiatives within the region, including natural resource management, eco-tourism, forest management, solid waste management, and water management. The book offers a rich balance of perspectives from experts in community development, urban planning and local environmental management, as well as community leaders, local government officials, journalists, non-governmental organization representatives and academics. It provides theoretical and practical insights for communities and those who provide support to communities at the local, regional and global levels of governance.

    Copyright Holder UNU Press
    Copyright Year 2005
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9789280811162
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