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The XXIInd International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE)
Has Been Awarded to
College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños
Envisioning pathways to just and sustainable futures: Celebrating diversity, pursuing integration, and developing livable communities
27 November to 1 December, 2017
The UPLB College of Human Ecology webpage is here
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- Introduction: Progress in Structural Human Ecology – Thomas Dietz and Andrew K. Jorgenson
- Metatheorizing Structural Human Ecology at the Dawn of the Third Millennium – Thomas J. Burns and Thomas K. Rudel
- Animals, Capital and Sustainability – Thomas Dietz and Richard York
- How Does Information Communication Technology Affect Energy Use? – Stefano B. Longo and Richard York
- Environmental Sustainability: The Ecological Footprint in West Africa – Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt
- Income Inequality and Residential Carbon Emissions in the United States: A Preliminary Analysis – Andrew K. Jorgenson, Juliet B. Schor, Xiaorui Huang and Jared Fitzgerald
- Urbanization, Slums, and the Carbon Intensity of Well-being: Implications for Sustainable Development – Jennifer E. Givens
- Water, Sanitation, and Health in Sub‑Saharan Africa: A Cross-national Analysis of Maternal and Neo-natal Mortality – Jamie M. Sommer, John M. Shandra, Michael Restivo and Carolyn Coburn
Understanding Human Ecology: A systems approach to sustainability
By Robert Dyball and Barry Newell (2015)
Earthscan from Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. London and New York.
(206 pages) Reviewed by Liesel Carlsson, MSc. PDt.
The interdisciplinary nature of sustainability work often means those involved run into friction that is a result of differing ideologies, worldviews, methodologies, and moreover – a common vision of success. This friction is paralyzing progress at a time when scientists finally agree that the Anthropocene may be an elegant term for a period planetary destruction. What Dyball and Newell contribute to the (hopefully) early Anthropocene, and to the field of sustainability in general, is to bring together their extensive expertise in human ecology and physics to first unpack and then bring together social and cognitive sciences, communications theory and systems dynamics theory. The result is an accessible read that brings the reader to a new understanding of how to overcome this paralysis to act strategically despite the complexity of the sustainability challenge, and collaboratively in an inherently interdisciplinary process.