Sustainability Science and Technology: Toward A New Social Contract? Efforts are underway to instill eco-efficiency, equity and green cultural values into environmental politics and socio-economic systems of production, distribution, and consumption. Can “sustainability science” help? What are the strengths and limits of science, including the so-called New Biology?
Assigned ReadingPezzoli, K. 2000. "Environmental management systems (EMSs) and regulatory innovation." California Western Law Review 36 (2):335-365. Calif_Law_copyedit_final.pdf
Kraft, Michael E. 2011. Environmental policy and politics. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall. (chap. 6)
National Research Council (U.S.). Policy Division. Board on Sustainable Development. 2000. Our common journey: a transition toward sustainability. Washington, D.C., National Academy Press: Chap. 6.
Jasanoff, Sheila. 2010. A New Climate for Society. Theory, Culture & Society 27:233-253. Jasanoff_2010_theory_culture_society.pd
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (2009). Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009. London ; Sterling, VA: Earthscan. pp. 12-14; Parts IV and V.
Kates, Robert W. 2011. "What kind of a science is sustainability science?" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108:19449-19450.
Editorial 2007. "Sustainability Science: A room of its own." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104:1737-1738.
New Biology : http://www.scivee.tv/node/13590
Michael Pollan http://youtu.be/TQPN1O03z8I
Sustainability Science, slides by Jurgen Schmandt, University of Texas-Austin and Houston Advanced Research Center: SustainabilityScience.pdf