Mapping Sustainability: Knowledge e-Networking and the Value by Nazli Choucri, Dinsha Mistree, Farnaz Haghseta, Toufic

By Nazli Choucri, Dinsha Mistree, Farnaz Haghseta, Toufic Mezher, Wallace R. Baker, Carlos I. Ortiz

This e-book makes a speciality of 3 interdependent demanding situations regarding handling transitions towards sustainable improvement, particularly (a) mapping sustainability for worldwide wisdom e-networking, (b) extending the worth chain of data and e-networking, and (c) conducting explorations of latest tools and venues for additional constructing wisdom and e-networking. whereas every one of those demanding situations constitutes essentially forms of endeavors, they're hugely interconnected. together, they give a contribution to our enlargement of data and its purposes in help of transitions towards sustainable improvement.

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Together, they enhance e-knowledge retrieval and provision and, by extension, strengthen the overall capacities of diverse users. 3 Global System for Sustainable Development The computational strategy designed to address the six sets of e-barriers is embedded in the architecture and workflow of GSSD. More specifically, GSSD is an adaptive and evolving global knowledge system dedicated to sustainable development. A set of knowledge management, provision, search, retrieval, and navigation functionalities allow users to customize their knowledge-inputs and/or to tailor specific retrieval queries over the GSSD knowledge-base.

And the fundamentals for reducing knowledge gaps are based on enhanced knowledge e-networking practices and strategies. In Chapter 2 we show how Mapping Sustainability is transformed into a computational frame for global knowledge e-networking. 10 Overview of integrated knowledge domain. 27 28 Chapter 1 the principles guiding computability of GSSD as an interactive web-based e-knowledge networking system, GSSD. The goal is to facilitate access to, and provision of, knowledge bearing on transitions toward sustainability.

Human domination of earth’s ecosystems. Science, 277, 494–499 Waltz, K. N. (1959). Man, the state and war. (New York: Columbia University Press) Waltz, K. N. (1979). The theory of international politics (Redding, MA: Addison Wesley Publishing) Webster. (1976). Webster’s new collegiate dictionary (Springfield, MA: G. & C. ) Chapter 2 GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE e-NETWORKING Identifying e-Barriers and Introducing GSSD Nazli Choucri Introduction The purpose of this chapter is to show how the results of the mapping sustainability initiative provide the foundations for organizing the substantive materials – the knowledge content – distributed throughout a global e-networking system concerned with sustainable development.

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