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Call for Submissions | eJournal of Public Affairs issue on “Beyond Sustainability”

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Call for Submission: Special Issue on “Beyond Sustainability”

Guest Editors Patrick J. Ashton and Matthew Kubik, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.
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Beyond SustainabilitySince the Brundtland Report first defined sustainable development in 1987 as “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” the discussion around sustainability has become richer and more all-encompassing. In light of current environmental, economic, and social crises, however, it has become clear that we must expand this dialogue even further.  We can no longer focus on merely sustaining what we have; we must instead recover, restore, revive, redevelop, renew, and regenerate our natural, social, and built environments to ensure future viability.  Thus we invite contributions from a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives that address policies, programs, and development processes that advance our understanding of and movement toward the next steps beyond sustainability.

The eJournal of Public Affairs is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access electronic journal published by Missouri State University in partnership with the American Democracy Project. In this special issue possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical analysis and critique of sustainability paradigms
  • Alternative paradigms beyond sustainability – e.g., regeneration
  • Alternative design methodologies – e.g., biomimicry, cradle to cradle, Jugaad
  • Issues of social and economic equity, both globally and domestically
  • Resource management, the built environment, and regeneration
  • Goals, methodology and outcomes of democratic design dialogues
  • Description and analysis of urban guerilla design initiatives
  • Higher education roles and connections
  • Promoting public policies that go beyond sustainability
  • Emerging technologies of social and global communication: beyond sustainability

How to Submit:

Deadline to submit papers: February 28, 2014

See the guidelines for complete details about format and citation style:

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