This will be a valuable textbook in the area of Environment, Development and Sustainability. The book has a clearly thought through overall structure. The introduction nicely sets the scene [and] the second section introduces some excellent global scale case studies which will be extremely useful in teaching. (Dr Andrea Jackson, University of Leeds
Through its use of a wide range of case studies from around the world, and its emphasis on practical action, this excellent book brings the big issues signified in its title down to earth. This is surely the best introduction yet to the relationships between the physical environment, development and the urgent need for more sustainable living. (Professor Noel Castree, University of Manchester
Very well thought out, with a logical structure and comprehensive coverage of the subject area, and particularly good use of case studies... A real strength is the consideration of the subject in the context of 'developed', 'developing' and 'less-developed' countries, each of which has different challenges and potential solutions. (Dr John S.Rieuwerts, University of Plymouth
About the Author
is a Senior Lecturer in Technology and Development at the Open University, where he is Director of the inter-faculty Environment, Development and International Studies Programme. His research interests are in collective knowledge construction and the role of scientists, technologists, and other professional agents in development practice. He has undertaken research in Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Algeria. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Systems at the Open University. She has many years experience of writing teaching materials for the university on a wide range of environmental subjects, principally in the areas of water resource management. She was Course Team Chair for the production of Environmental decision making: a systems approach (T863).
works for Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD), a local membership advocacy NGO. He is an alumnus of the OU's M.Sc Development Mangement Programme (2003-2006). He is professionally interested in civil society as mechanisms and institutions to secure sustainable development.