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Business & Economics Sustainable Development

Linking Industry and Ecology

A Question of Design

edited by Ray Côté, James Tansey & Ann Dale

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2015
Sustainable Development, Ecology, Green Business, Environmental Economics, Environmental Conservation & Protection
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    Publish Date
    Aug 2015
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    Publish Date
    Jul 2006
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    Publish Date
    Dec 2005
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The contributors to this volume draw on their experience in a variety of disciplines to explore the origins, promise, and relevance of the emerging field of industrial ecology. They situate industrial ecology within the broader range of environmental management strategies and concepts, from the practices of pollution prevention through life cycle management, to the more fundamental shift toward dematerialization and ecological design. Their work not only affirms what has been learned to date in this nascent field but also provides new insight by demonstrating that technologies are socially and politically embedded. This book makes a compelling argument for the need to think ecologically to develop innovative and competitive industrial policy.

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Ann Dale is a professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability and Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Community Development at Royal Roads University.

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