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So what is so unsustainable about the global economy?
(Health and Medical Publications Group (HMPG), 2012-03)
In 1987 the World Commission on Environment and Development published Our Common Future. This report attempted to reconcile the ecological ‘limits to growth’, articulated by the northern green movement since the early ...
Linking complexity and sustainability theories : implications for modeling sustainability transitions
(MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2014-03)
In this paper, we deploy a complexity theory as the foundation for integration of different theoretical approaches to sustainability and develop a rationale for a complexity-based framework for modeling transitions to ...
Rethinking the science–policy interface in South Africa : experiments in knowledge co-production
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2014)
This article contributes to the increasingly significant discussion about the science–policy interface. The challenge therein is that such a discussion tends to revolve around two seemingly mutually exclusive approaches: ...
Decoupling : natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth
(United Nations Environment Programme, 2011-05)
By 2050, humanity could devour an estimated 140 billion tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year – three times its current appetite – unless the economic growth rate is “decoupled” from the rate of natural ...
Determinants of quality of shared sanitation facilities in informal settlements : case study of Kisumu, Kenya
(BioMed Central, 2017)
ENGLISH SUMMARY : Background: Shared facilities are not recognised as improved sanitation due to challenges of maintenance as they easily can be avenues for the spread of diseases. Thus there is need to evaluate the quality ...
Designing for informal contexts : a case study of Enkanini sanitation intervention
(Chinese Institute of Design, 2016)
ENGLISH SUMMARY : Increasing social agency in the design profession corresponds to the call for greater participation of science in solving complex social problems. We analyse the complex problem of informal urban sanitation ...