Approaches to Sustainable Development: The Public University in the Regional Economy (Google eBook)

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Robert Forrant
Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2001 - Business & Economics - 434 pages
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How can cities and regions foster sustainable development? What role can universities play in this process? These are the central questions addressed in this interdisciplinary collection of essays.
  

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Contents

Sustainable Development for a Regional Economy
1
The Political Economy of Sustainable Development
17
The Lowell Model and Its Persistence
21
Organizational Integration and Sustainable Prosperity
46
Can the Shift to Services Support Sustainable Prosperity?
91
Diversity Dilemmas at Work
119
Sustainable Development and the University
149
Rethinking Sustainable Development Health Work and the Environment
165
Rethinking Sustainable Development Technology Business and the University Technology Business and the University
265
Innovation the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the Sustainable Regional Development Process
271
Integrating Environment and Health into Regional Economic Development
295
Effective UniversityIndustry Partnerships in Photonics
309
University Community Collaborations
331
The University of Massachusetts Lowell and the Regional Development Process
335
Centers as Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Innovation
358
The Case of Applied Community Research
383

An Obstacle to Sustainable Development
169
Strategies for Community Sustainability and Social Justice
189
A Proposed Strategy for the Work Environment
205
Innovation and Adoption of Cleaner Production Technologies
219
Issues in Measuring and Promoting Progress
242
Innovation in Engineering Education for Sustainable Regional Social and Economic Development
406
Notes on Contributors
419
Index
427
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About the author (2001)

forrant is associate professor and codirector of the community outreach partnership center

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