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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

 

Dr. Deniz Zeynep Leuenberger and Dr. John R. Bartle

Sustainable Development for Public Administration

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HOW DO WE DEFINE SUSTAINABILITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?


SUSTAINABILITY

Pearce, Markandya and Barbier define sustainability as “a nondeclining utility function or nondeclining capital; nondeclining human welfare over time” (Hempel 2001, 47).

Another definition is "resilience- ability to maintain structural integrity, form, and patterns of behavior in the midst of disturbance” (Common 1995).

         

 
Goals of Sustainability

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT


“the system does not cause harm to other systems, both in space and time; the system maintains living standards at a level that does not cause physical discomfort or social discontent to the human component; within the system life-support ecological components are maintained at levels of current conditions or better” (Voinov and Smith 1998)

“development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland Commission 1987)
 

Sustainability Orientations

BROAD-BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Broad-based sustainable development requires a healthy, growing economy undergoing structural transformation and leading to a higher standard of living, an economy in which the benefits are equitably shared and distributed, a protection of human rights, civil society, and democratic participation, and that of sustainability, wherein the environment is not destroyed and descendants of current peoples enjoy the same or a higher standard of living (Weaver, Rock, Kusterer 1997, 2, 3, 13-36).

 

Tenets of Sustainable Development and Public Administration


 
LIST OF RELATED PUBLICATIONS BY DENIZ ZEYNEP LEUENBERGER
 

Book

Leuenberger, Deniz and John R. Bartle. Sustainable Development in Public Administration, M.E. Sharpe, 2009.

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2007. Signs of the times: Environmental sustainability, citizens, leadership, and social justice. Administrative Theory and Praxis, 29 (3).

Leuenberger, Deniz and Michele Wakin. 2007. Sustainable development in public administration planning: An exploration of social justice, equity, and citizen inclusion. Administrative Theory and Praxis, 29 (3).

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2006. Sustainable development in public administration: A match with practice? Public Works Management and Policy, 10 (3): 195-201.

Bartle, John and Deniz Leuenberger. 2006. The idea of sustainable development in public administration. Public Works Management and Policy, 10 (3): 191-194.

 

Book Chapter

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2010. Women, Sustainable Development, Environment, and Social Justice. Eds. Maria D’Agostino and  Helisse Levine. Women in Public Administration: Theory and Practice. Jones and Bartlett – Submitted for publication.

 

Book Review

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2009. Best practices in citizen inclusion for public agency planning: A book review of “Public participation in environmental assessment and decision making”. Public Works Management and Policy, accepted for April issue.

 

Professional Publications

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2006. Sustainable development and resilience in public agencies. The Public Manager, 35 (4): 8-12.

Leuenberger, Deniz, Rose Sauvageau, Michele Bohler, Gilbert Kairu, and Michael Sousa. 2007. Diverse Cultures, Same Issues, Shared Solutions: A Collaboration on Sustainable Development between Students in Massachusetts and in Dubai. PA Times 30 (1).

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2006. Are We Doing Enough, Fast Enough? Planning for People, Property, and Environment. PA Times 29 (7).

Leuenberger, Deniz and John Bartle. 2005. Unsustainable development: Hurricane Katrina and the flaws in transportation infrastructure policy and management. PA Times 28 (9).

Leuenberger, Deniz and John Bartle. 2006. After Hurricane Katrina: Sustainability and transportation infrastructure policy and management. ASPA’s STPA Newsletter.


RELEVANT LITERATURE


Brutland Commission. (1987). Our common future. New York: Oxford University Press.

Common, Michael. (1995). Sustainability policy and policy: Limits to economics. Cambridge University Press.

Diamond, J. (2004). Collapse: How societies choose to fail or succeed. United Kingdom: Viking Adult.

Giddens, Anthony. (2003). Runaway world. New York: Routledge.

______________. (1990). The consequences of modernity. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Hempel, L. (2001). Conceptual and analytical challenges in building sustainable communities. In D. A. Mazmanian & M. E. Kraft. (Eds.)Toward sustainable communities: Transition and transformations in environmental policy. (pp.43-74) Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Mazmanian, D. A. & Kraft, M.E. (2001). Toward sustainable communities: Transition and transformation in environmental policy. Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Munro, David A. (1995). Sustainability: Rhetoric or reality? In sustainable world: defining and measuring sustainable development, ed. Thaddeus C.Tryzyna, Sacramento CA: International Center for Environment and Public Policy and the World Conservation Union: 27-35.

Ostrom, E., Schroeder, L., & Wynne, S. (1993). Institutional incentives and sustainable development: Infrastructure policies in perspective. Boulder: Westview Press.

Rao, P.K. (2000). Sustainable development: Economics and policy. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

Smith, M. R. & Marx, L. (2000). Does technology drive history? The dilemma of technological determinism. Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Weaver, J. H., Rock, M.T. & Kusterer, K. (1997). Achieving broad-based sustainable development: Governance, environment, and growth with equity. West Hartford: Kumarian Press.

Voinov, Alexey and Courtland Smith. (1998). Dimensions of Sustainability. At http://www.uvm.edu/giee/AV/PUBS/DS/Sust_Dim.html

 

READINGS BY SUBJECT


IMPORTANT READINGS FOR BACKGROUND IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SUSTAINABILITY

Diamond, Jared. 2004. Collapse: How societies choose to fail or succeed. United Kingdom: Viking Adult.

Doppelt, Bob. 2003. Leading change toward sustainability: A change-management guide for business, government and civil society. United Kingdom: Greenleaf Publishing.

Hawken, Paul, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins. 1999. Natural capitalism. Creating the next industrial revolution. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.

Mazmanian, Daniel A. and Michael E. Kraft. 2001. Toward sustainable communities: Transition and transformation in environmental policy. Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Rao, P.K. 2000. Sustainable development: Economics and policy. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

Rogers, Heather. 2005. Gone tomorrow: The hidden life of garbage. New York: New Press.

Weaver, James H., Michael T. Rock. 1997. Achieving broad-based sustainable development. Connecticut: Kumarian Press.

MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Bell, Simon and Stephen Morse. 2003. Measuring sustainability: Learning from doing. London: Earthscan.

Gibson, Robert B., Selma Hassan, Susan Holtz, James Tansey, and Graham Whitelaw. 2005. Sustainability assessment: Criteria, processes, and applications. London: Earthscan.

CLASSICS

Carson, Rachel. 1950. The sea around us. Oxford: A Mentor Book. (OCEANS)

Carson, Rachel. 1962. Silent Spring. Boston: Mariner Books. (PESTICIDES)

Shiva, Vandana. 1997. Biopiracy. Boston, MA: South End Press. (FOOD)

Shiva, Vandana. 2000. Stolen harvest. Cambridge, MA: South End Press. (FOOD)

Stone, Christopher D. 1972. Should trees have standing?: Toward legal rights for natural objects. Los Altos, California William Kaufmann, Inc. (LAW/ETHICS)

WATER

Economy, Elizabeth C. 2004. The river runs black. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Glennon, Robert. 2002. Water follies. Washington: Island Press.

Jun, Ma. 2004. China's water crisis. Norwalk. Connecticut: Eastbridge.

Pielou, E.C. 1991.Fresh water. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Postel, Sandra. 1999. Pillar of sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last. New York: Norton.

Rothfeder, Jeffrey. 2001. Every drop for sale. New York: Penguin.

Ward, Diane Raines. 2002. Water wars. New York: Riverhead Press.

FOOD

Boucher, Douglas H. 1999. The Paradox of Plenty: Hunger in a Bountiful World. Oakland, California: Food First Books.

Goodall, Jane. 2005. Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating. New York: Time Warner Book Group.

Shiva, Vandana. 1997. Biopiracy. Boston, MA: South End Press.

Shiva, Vandana. 2000. Stolen Harvest. Cambridge, MA: South End Press.

CITIES

Hallsmith, Gwendolyn. 2003. The key to sustainable cities: Meeting human needs/transforming communities. Canada: New Society Publishers.

Portney, Kent E. 2003. Taking sustainable cities seriously: Economic development, the environment, and quality of life in American cities. Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Satterwaite, David. 1999. Sustainable Cities. London: Earthscan.

SOCIAL JUSTICE and CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

Agyeman, R. (2005). Sustainable communities and the challenge of environmental justice. New York: New York University Press.

Bierle, T. & Cayford, J. (2002). Democracy in practice: Public participation in environmental decisions. Washington, D.C. : Resources for the Future.

Callway, R. (2005). Setting the scene. Callway, R. & G. Ayre (Eds.) Governance for sustainable development. London: Earthscan.

Fischer, F. (2000). Citizens, experts, and the environment: The politics of local knowledge. Durham: Duke University Press.

Gibson, C., McKean, M. & Ostrom, E. (2000). People and forests: Communities, institutions, and governance. Boston: MIT Press.

Ostrom, E. (1990).Governing the commons: The evolution of institutions for collective action. London: Cambridge University Press.

Ostrom, E., Schroeder, L., & Wynne, S. (1993). Institutional incentives and sustainable development: Infrastructure policies in perspective. Boulder: Westview Press.

Sandler R. & Phaedra C. (2007). Environmental justice and environmentalism: The social justice challenge to the environmental movement. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Shrader-Frechette, K. (2002). Environmental justice: Creating equality, reclaiming democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Shiva, V. (2005). Earth democracy: Justice, sustainability, and peace. Cambridge, MA: South End Press.

Simonsen, W. & Robbins, M. (2000). Citizen participation in resource allocation. Boulder: Westview Press.

Smith, M. & Pangsapa P. (2008). Environment and citizenship: Integrating justice, responsibility, and civic engagement. London: Zed Books.

Stein, R. (2004). New perspectives on environmental justice: Gender, sexuality, and activism. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Weaver, J. H., Rock, M.T. & Kusterer, K. (1997). Achieving broad-based sustainable development: Governance, environment, and growth with equity. West Hartford: Kumarian Press.

Williams, B.A. and Matheny, A.R. (1995). Democracy, dialogue, and environmental disputes: The contested languages of environmental dispute. Connecticut: Yale University  Press.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Barlett, P.F., & Chase, G.W. (2004).  Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change. Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Chase, G. 1998. “Faculty Development for Environmental Sustainability in Higher Education.” Electronic Green Journal.

Creighton, S.H. (2001).  Greening the Ivory Tower: Improving the Environmental Track Record of Universities, Colleges, and Other Institutions. Cambridge: The MIT Press.

WASTE

Rogers, Heather. 2005. Gone tomorrow: The hidden life of garbage. New York: New Press.


ORGANIZATIONAL LINKS


TOPICS: Government Offices and Statistics, Multiple Systems, Food, Drinking Water and Water for Agriculture, Wildlife and Oceans, Housing, Children's Education, Higher Education, Cities, Massachusetts Links, Energy, Recycling and Waste Management, Air Pollution
 


Government Offices and Statistics
 

United States Department of the Interior

 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 
National Park Service

 
The Bureau of Reclamation

 
Minerals Management Service

 
U.S. Geological Survey

 
Bureau of Land Management

 
Environmental Protection Agency

 
Energy Information Administration

 
Energy Information Administration - Country Profiles

 
CIA Country Profiles

 

Multiple Systems
 

Ecosustainable Hub

 
The United Nations Division for Sustainable Development

 
The Department of Environment and Conservation

 
The Environmental League of Massachusetts

 
Sierra Club

 
Earth Economics

 
Ecosystem Valuation

 
Roots and Shoots

 
The Natural Step

 
Woods Hole Research Center

 
The International Institute for Sustainable Development

 
Northeastern Sustainable Energy Association

 
Second Nature

 
Sustainability Conferences Worldwide

 
Sustainable World Coalition

 
Natural Resources Defense Council

 
EarthTrends- World Resources Institute

 
North South East West- Climate Change

SUE-Mot Evaluation and Assessment Information


 

Food
 

The Sustainable Table

 
The Food Alliance

 
Women, Food, and Agriculture

 
Community Food Security Coalition

 
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

 

Drinking Water and Water for Agriculture
 

United Nations Water Information

 
Water Partners

 
Water Treaty- Green Cross

 
Advisory Committee on Water Information

 
India Together

 

Wildlife and Oceans
 

World Wildlife Fund

 
The Jane Goodall Institute

 
The National Audubon Society

 
Wildlife Warriors

 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 
U.S. Department of the Interior

 
Ocean Alliance

 
Sea Watch

 
Save Our Seas

 
Whale Center of New England

 
The Lobster Conservancy

 
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

 
The Orangutan Foundation International

 
MassWildlife

 

Housing
 

HUD- Energy Star and Other Federal Programs

 
University of Michigan Sustainable Architecture

 
National Center for Approriate Technology

 
Ecological Homes

 
Sustainable Homes

 

Children's Education
 

Roots and Shoots

 
Wildlife Warriors

 
Environmental Protection Agency- Kids

 
DITC- Environmental Education Foundation

 

Higher Education
 

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

 
Solutions for Our Future

 
Society for College and University Planning

 

Cities
 

SustainLane City Rankings

 
Sustainable City- San Francisco

 
Sustainable City- Santa Monica

 

Massachusetts Links
 

Northeastern Sustainable Energy Association

 
Mass Audubon

 
Smart Growth Toolkit

 
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs- State Sustainability Initiatives

 
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs- Sustainable Development and Urban Environments

 
Pioneer Valley Sustainability Links

 
The Environmental League of Massachusetts

 
MassWildlife

 
New England Wildlife Center

 


Energy
 

Alternate Energies
 
Energy Resources

 
United States Department of Energy

 
American Wind Energy Association

 
National Renewable Energy Labratory

 
European Wind Energy Association

 
Northeastern Sustainable Energy Association

 
American Solar Energy Society

Fossil Fuel-Based Energies
 
Canada Government- Oil Sands

 
Oil Sands Discovery Center

 
Oil.com

 
Oil on Line

 
Natural Gas

 

Recycling and Waste Management
 

EPA- Wastes

 
Earth 911

 

Air Pollution
 

EPA- Air

 
Air Now

 


Submitted by Dr. Deniz Zeynep Leuenberger

Bridgewater State University Department of Political Science

You may contact Dr. Leuenberger at dleuenberger@bridgew.edu