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Sustainability Assessment at the 21st century

Edited by María José Bastante-Ceca

Universitat Politècnica de València


Jose Luis Fuentes-Bargues

Universitat Politècnica de València

Levente Hufnagel

Szent István University

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Florin-Constantin Mihai

"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi

Corneliu Iatu

"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi

The sustainability of the human society is endangered by the global human-ecological crisis, which consists of many global problems that are closely related to each other. In this phenomenon, the global population explosion has a central role, because more people have a larger ecological footprint, a larger consumption, more intensive pollution, and a larger emission of carbon dioxide through their activities.This book presents the current state of sustainability and intends to provide the reader with a critical perspective of how the 21st century societies must change their development model facing the new challenges (internet of things, industry 4.0, smart cities, circular economy, sustainable agriculture, etc.), in order to achieve a more liveable world.

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Sustainability Assessment at the 21st centuryEdited by María José Bastante-Ceca

Published: February 12th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78105

ISBN: 978-1-78984-977-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-976-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-079-6

Copyright year: 2020

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4563 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

4 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: The Need to Change the Paradigm - Sustainability and Development at the 21st Century

By María José Bastante-Ceca, José Luis Fuentes-Bargues, Mihai Florin-Constantin, Corneliu Iatu and Levente Hufnagel


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2. Sustainable Rural Development under Agenda 2030

By Florin-Constantin Mihai and Corneliu Iatu


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3. Probabilistic-Entropic Concept of Sustainable Development of the Example of Territories

By Alexander Nikolaevich Tyrsin, Al’fiya Adgamovna Surina and Alexey Sergeyevich Antonov


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4. Attributional and Consequential Life Cycle Assessment

By Tomas Ekvall


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5. Green and Sustainability in Software Development Lifecycle Process

By Mohankumar Muthu, K. Banuroopa and S. Arunadevi


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6. International Cooperation for Smart and Sustainable Agriculture

By Diana Dragomir, Mihai Dragomir, Daniel Acs and Sorin Popescu


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7. Green Building Rating Systems as Sustainability Assessment Tools: Case Study Analysis

By Mady Mohamed


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8. The Synergistic Impact of Climate Change and Anthropogenic Management on the Lake Kinneret Ecosystem

By Moshe Gophen


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9. Rural Tourism and Territorial Development in Italy

By Manuel Vaquero Piñeiro, Paola de Salvo and Francesca Giommi


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10. Horizontal and Vertical Archipelagoes of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Andean Realm

By Christoph Stadel


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