Internalising survival values into science: sustainability implementation science

Goudie, Douglas (2009) Internalising survival values into science: sustainability implementation science. The International Journal of Science in Society, 1 (3). pp. 105-122.

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Abstract

Science discerns, processes, tests and incorporates changing reality. Human Geography theory acknowledges, as part of science theory evolution, that humans do care, that humans are agents of changing reality and that we have value and knowledge-based preferences of how our collective future may be influenced by our choices and resultant actions and impacts.

Climate change, disaster mitigation and sustainability implementation planning are linked aspects of an emerging value system in science: Sustainability Implementation Research (SIR). SIR starts with the value systems of Ecologically Sustainable Development, embraces the rigours of science replication and extends Action Research to take a whole-systems approach using the David Suzuki model. This defines long-term values, principles and processes to achieve sustainability. This paper draws on extensive disaster risk communication and community engagement research and consultancies by the author at Australian national, state and local government levels, with focus on Sustainability Implementation Planning (SIP) in North Queensland and James Cook University, described in this paper.

Item ID: 10334
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: urban sustainability; science; research; planning; methodology; energy; values
ISSN: 1836-6236
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2010 04:40
FoR Codes: 12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120504 Land Use and Environmental Planning @ 40%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120506 Transport Planning @ 30%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960609 Sustainability Indicators @ 50%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8701 Construction Planning > 870105 Urban Planning @ 20%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences @ 30%
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