This book does an exceptional job in giving an understanding of change, complexity, uncertainty and conflict as well as their linkages, including awareness of strategies, methods and techniques to handle them relative to resource and environmental management. The text enhances the reader's capacity to conduct practice and conduct research in resource and environmental management.
Bruce Mitchell is Professor of Geography and Associate Vice-President Academic at the University of Waterloo.
Preface 1. Change, complexity, uncertainty and conflict 2. Turbulence and planning 3. Looking to the future 4. Sustainability 5. Ecosystem approach 6. Learning organizations and adaptive management 7. Assessing alternatives 8. Partnerships and stakeholders 9. Local knowledge systems 10. Gender and development 11. Alternative dispute resolution 12. Implementation 13. Monitoring and assessment 14. Managing for environmental justice