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LET KNOWLEDGE SERVE THE CITY. Ed. by B.D. Wortham-Galvin et al. Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, 2016. 272 pp. 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9781783533961 In English.
Publisher's description: Portland State University's motto, "Let knowledge serve the city", reflects a founding belief in the importance of dialogue between academia and broader society to resolve dilemmas facing society. This is integral to the work of PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS), which brings together different disciplines and communities to find sustainable solutions to some of today's most pressing problems. The Sustainable Solutions Series examines the work of the Institute, to share best practice in community-engaged teaching and research with a sustainability focus. This first volume examines the different approaches united by ISS: how has capacity been built to overcome entrenched divides between different areas of study, between academia and the public, and why is bridging these divides so important? It also introduces the themes that have shaped ISS's work, such as social justice, climate change, and sustainable economic development. With unique clarity, the authors of Let Knowledge Serve the City combine academically-grounded ideas about sustainability with practical learning points on how these ideas may be put into action effectively. This is ideal for anyone seeking a better understanding of best practice in engaging the broader community with institutes of higher education.
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Worldwide Number: 174052
Hardcover $70.00    

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