Sustainable Solutions: Problem Solving for Current and Future Generations

Sustainable Solutions: Problem Solving for Current and Future Generations is the forthcoming book from Oxford University Press by Richard Niesenbaum Ph.D.

The objective of this book is to offer a solutions-based approach to sustainability. This will be achieved by first providing the necessary content to understand our linked environmental, economic and social problems. It will then, however, move beyond the usual doom-and-gloom scenarios that pervade most books on the subject by showing that sustainability can be achieved through specific solutions that use policy, science and technology, and business and economic approaches. These different approaches will be integrated in every chapter. Each chapter will also include boxed case studies that feature successful examples of sustainable problem solving through policy, individual action, innovation and entrepreneurship, and unique collaborations among stakeholders and collaborators. The focus audience for this book will be students, professionals, and others from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds that that have had some exposure to sustainability who are now ready to access this content within an analytical and solutions-based context.

The field of sustainability is interdisciplinary and draws from a number of base disciplines including the sciences & engineering, business, political science, sociology, and humanities. This book will be accessible and useful to this broad audience, and will offer the next generation of sustainability professionals a broad, interdisciplinary knowledge base that they can connect to their specific disciplines.

Anticipated release is July 2018

At this site you will find interactive resources including case studies, news & views, opportunities for action, and other resources. Contributions and commentary are welcomed.  Please contact me for more information or if you would like to make a contribution.