The Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)
ESI is a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability, developed for 142 countries. ESI is a collaborative effort led by the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders for Tomorrow Environment Task Force, The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, and the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). The ESI web site provides downloadable documents and data including in-depth details on the analytical framework, quantitative methodology, and data sources that underlie the ESI.
Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD)
The GSSD is a project of the Global Accords Consortium for Sustainable Development housed at MIT. GSSD consists of an evolving quality controlled and highly cross-referenced index to some of the best resources and materials on sustainability to be found on the Internet organized in an intuitive conceptual framework.
Sustainable Development Communications Network, is a knowledge network of seven of the world's leading sustainable development organizations seeking to accelerate the implementation of sustainable development through broader, integrated communications. Five of these organizations have produced a significant amount of information related to sustainable cities. This on-line module integrates this information and presents it in an integrated format.
The International Sustainability Indicators Network is a member-driven organization that provides people working on sustainability indicators with a method of communicating with and learning from each other. Through listserv discussions, virtual and in-person meetings, and special programs and trainings, the Network facilitates shared learning and development among sustainability indicators practitioners and others. The Network also seeks to increase the use of sustainability indicators as a means of promoting movement toward sustainability at all scales, from local neighborhoods to the global economy.
World Bank's Distinguished Speaker Series: Herman Daly
Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Month
(April 30, 2002) http://www.worldbank.org/wbi/B-SPAN/sub_essd_hdaly.htm
World Development Report 2003: Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World Economy. The World Bank’s contribution to the international dialogue on sustainable development.
Sustainability in an International Urban Context Columbia University, Center for Urban Research and Policy examines issues of global urbanization, environmental and economic sustainability, smart growth, infrastructural demands, and urban poverty in a seminar series.
Barcelona, 17 September 2004 - The Second UN-Habitat World Urban Forum in Barcelona, Spain issued warnings from world leaders and mayors that rapid urbanization was one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the new Millennium.
Doing Critical Research for Sustainable City-Regions
A bibliographic guide to philosophy, theory, discourses, ethics, skills and collaborative praxis
Draft Compiled by Keith Pezzoli, *last updated Aug. 23, 2004
A Work in Progress/ Suggestions welcome: [email protected]
UCLA Institute of the Environment: http://www.ioe.ucla.edu/IoE.html
MISSION: "To address the full complexity of today's environmental problems on a local, regional and global scale through innovative, integrative, multidisciplinary academic, research and outreach programs." See their "Environmental Report Cards"
Sustainable Development Communications Network
Analyzing Sustainable Community Activities and their Relationship to Pollution Prevention Efforts
B-SPAN World Bank Webcast Perspectives on Selling the City
Best foot forward [bringing sustainability down to earth]
CSS Center for Sustainable Systems
Earth Island Institute
Environmental Protection Indicators for California
Envision San Diego
EPA-CBEP Issues and Responses
Forum on Science and Technology for Sustainability Commentary by Jeffrey D. Sachs - Sustainable Development
Green Destiny Council for ecological responsibility at Penn State
Home page for the Bellagion Forum for Sustainable Development
IISDnet Principles for SD
Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies
Member of the Network for Science and Technology for Sustainability Keith Pezzoli
Mike Shriberg's Professional Homepage Dissertation Abstract and Full Text
Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium - Denver, Colorado
PlaceMatters.com - high performance approaches to civic engagement community design and decision making
Scientists for Sustainability
SD Gateway (Sustainable Development Gateway)
SD Timeline Definitions Intro to SD SD Gateway
State of the Planet 2004
Sustainability Science Practice and Policy
Sustainable Community Program Environmental Services
Sustainable Development Communications Network (SDCN)
The Councillor as Guardian of the Environment
The World-Wide Web Virtual Library Ecology and Biodiversity
Urban Indicators for Managing Cities Cities Data Book - ADB.org
Watershed Academy Web
The Center for Regional and Neighborhood Action (CRNA)
Welcome to Livable Communities Support Center (LCSC)
The Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge (SEEK)
World Bank Research WB Research - World Development Report 2003 Full Text Sections
World Development Report 2003 Sustainable Development in a Dynamic Economy
Worldwide Universities Network
WSSD Sector Report - From Rio to Johannesburg