Facets of Sustainability

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  • ISBN 978-967-412-16-5
  • 252 pages (paperback)
  • Abdul Samad Hadi, Adnan Hezri, A. Aldrie Amir & Sarah Aziz


Since the establishment of the Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1994 discussions, debates and commentaries on all aspects related to and drawing from the terms ‘sustainable development’ and ‘sustainability’ have grown to a point when the Institute decided that the thoughts and ideas should be put to print. The idea for this book began to take shape, in 2009, with an aim to bring together the respective take and perspective on the terms ‘sustainable development’ and ‘sustainability’, drawing from the research experiences of fellows in LESTARI. The varied topics in this book could, in their own right, serve as seminal works worthy of a thousand pages, but this book is intended to put forth a brief glimpse of the current thoughts and ideas of the authors herein. Credit is given to the reseach project of ‘Sustainable Development and Sustainability: Models and Measurements in Malaysia. This book is but a brief introduction of what is yet to come. Already, another series of discussion has begun to kick-start further tomes that will ferry ideas, theories, concepts, approaches and techniques, drawing on the topic here in this book and on subjects matters that lie close to LESTARI’s heart. It is hoped that this stepping-stone of woven alphabets will serve to contribute to the enormous growing corpus of knowledge on sustainable development and sustainability.

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