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The SSTI has been renamed into MSSI (McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative) and we have also moved to a new website.

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Further Reading

SRS 2017: Sustainability at McGill

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PNAS special editions on sustainability

All Special Features, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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TEAM SCIENCE - Nature, London

Ledford, Heidi. "Team science." Nature 525.7569 (2015): 308.
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A Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada 2016-2019

Achieving a Sustainable Future, A Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada 2016-2019. Government of Canada.
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Science for Global Sustainability: Toward a New Paradigm

Clark, W.C., Crutzen, P. J. & Schellnhuber, H.J. (2005). Science for Global Sustainability: Toward a New Paradigm. KSG Working Paper No. RWP05-032.
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Green cities, growing cities, just cities?: Urban planning and the contradictions of sustainable development

Campbell, S. (1996) Green cities, growing cities, just cities?: Urban planning and the contradictions of sustainable developmentJournal of the American Planning Association 62(3), 296-312. 
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Sustainability science: Social–environmental systems (SES) research: How the field has developed and what we have learned for future efforts

Mooney, H. (2016). Sustainability science: Social–environmental systems (SES) research: How the field has developed and what we have learned for future efforts. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 19, v-xii.
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Environment and development: Sustainability science

Kates, et al. (2001). Environment and development: Sustainability science. Science 292, 641-642. 
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Science for global sustainability: Toward a new paradigm.

Clark, William C., Paul J. Crutzen, and Hans J. Schellnhuber. "Science for global sustainability: Toward a new paradigm." (2005).
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Scientific American19 (2009)

Lemonick, Michael D. "Top 10 myths about sustainability." Scientific American19 (2009): 40-45.
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Leverage points for sustainability transformation

Abson, David J., et al. "Leverage points for sustainability transformation." Ambio (2016): 1-10.
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Transdisciplinary research in sustainability science: practice, principles, and challenges

Lang, Daniel J., et al. "Transdisciplinary research in sustainability science: practice, principles, and challenges." Sustainability science 7.1 (2012): 25-43.
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The future of sustainability science: a solutions-oriented research agenda

Miller, Thaddeus R., et al. "The future of sustainability science: a solutions-oriented research agenda." Sustainability science 9.2 (2014): 239-246.
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Landscape sustainability science: ecosystem services and human well-being in changing landscapes

Wu, Jianguo. "Landscape sustainability science: ecosystem services and human well-being in changing landscapes." Landscape Ecology 28.6 (2013): 999-1023.
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Just sustainability’: the emerging discourse of environmental justice in Britain?

Agyeman, Julian, and Bob Evans. "‘Just sustainability’: the emerging discourse of environmental justice in Britain?." The Geographical Journal170.2 (2004): 155-164.
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Green cities, growing cities, just cities?: Urban planning and the contradictions of sustainable development

Campbell, Scott. "Green cities, growing cities, just cities?: Urban planning and the contradictions of sustainable development." Journal of the American Planning Association 62.3 (1996): 296-312.
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Crafting usable knowledge for sustainable development

Clark, William C., et al. "Crafting usable knowledge for sustainable development." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113.17 (2016): 4570-4578.
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Evolution and structure of sustainability science

Bettencourt, Luís MA, and Jasleen Kaur. "Evolution and structure of sustainability science." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences108.49 (2011): 19540-19545.
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Reconnecting to the biosphere

Folke, Carl, et al. "Reconnecting to the biosphere." Ambio 40.7 (2011): 719-738.
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Making technological innovation work for sustainable development

Anadon, Laura Diaz, et al. "Making technological innovation work for sustainable development." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences113.35 (2016): 9682-9690.
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Editorial overview: Sustainability science: social–environmental systems (SES) research: how the field has developed and what we have learned for future efforts

Mooney, Harold. "Editorial overview: Sustainability science: social–environmental systems (SES) research: how the field has developed and what we have learned for future efforts." Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (2016).
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Sustainability science

Kates, Robert W., et al. "Sustainability science." Science 292.5517 (2001): 641-642.
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Urban ecological footprints: why cities cannot be sustainable—and why they are a key to sustainability.

Rees, William, and Mathis Wackernagel. "Urban ecological footprints: why cities cannot be sustainable—and why they are a key to sustainability." Urban Ecology. Springer US, 2008. 537-555.
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Earth system science for global sustainability: grand challenges

Reid, Walter V., et al. "Earth system science for global sustainability: grand challenges." Science 330.6006 (2010): 916-917.
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Earth system research priorities

Reid, Walter V., Catherine Bréchignac, and Yuan Tseh Lee. "Earth system research priorities." Science 325.5938 (2009): 245-245.
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Sustainability: an economist's perspective

Solow, Robert Merton. "Sustainability: an economist's perspective." (1991).
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Toward a science of sustainability

Levin, Simon A., and William C. Clark. "Toward a science of sustainability." (2010).
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UNDP. Report | Innovation for 2030

UNDP. Report | Innovation for 2030. (2016)
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UNDP. United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

UNDP. United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (June 2012)
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What kind of a science is sustainability science?

Kates, Robert W. "What kind of a science is sustainability science?." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108.49 (2011): 19449-19450.
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