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Links

Sustainable Development

→ World Business Council for Sustainable Development

→ International Institute for Sustainable Development

→ United Nations Environment Programme

→ United Nations Global Compact

→ World Resources Institute

→ Worldwatch Institute

→ SustainAbility

→ The Rocky Mountain Institute

→ The Aachen Foundation (Provides an excellent sustainability encyclopedia.)

State of the Planet

→ UNEP/GRID-Arendal – Environmental Knowledge for Change

→ Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

→ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

→ The World Conservation Union

→ Convention on Biological Diversity

→ Global Outlook for Ice and Snow

→ World Glacier Monitoring Service

→ United Nations Atlas of the Oceans

→ NASA Earth Observatory

→ NASA Visible Earth

→ NASA MODIS Rapid Response System

→ UNEP GEO Data Portal

→ GEO – Group on Earth Observations

→ The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative

→ Algalita Marine Research Foundation

Dealing with Climate Change Denialists

→ What is Denialism?

→ Real Climate

→ Skeptical Science

→ Climate Policy – Blog (Taking Climate Change Discussions Beyond the Science: «ClimatePolicy will be a source of information and will work toward a more fully informed debate. We’ll discuss a wide range of topics that span scientific understanding, impact assessment, policy analysis, and the value judgments that shape people’s policy preferences. This will improve the policy process by explicitly identifying existing knowledge and exploring the limits to it.»)

→ A few things ill considered – Blog

→ Rabett Run – Blog

→ Some are Boojums – Blog

Sustainable Development in Property and Construction

→ International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment

→ United Nations Sustainable Buildings & Construction Initiative

→ International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction

→ World Green Building Council

→ Urban Land Institute

→ The Athena Institute

→ SPONGE – Sustainable Development Network for Property and Construction Professionals in the UK

→ The Natural Edge Project

→ The Sustainable Sites Initiative (The motivation behind this initiative stems from the desire to protect and enhance the ability of landscapes to provide services such as climate regulation, clean air and water, and improved quality of life.)

Green/Sustainable Building Demonstration Projects, Construction Materials and Technologies

→ European High Quality Low Energy Buildings

→ Your Building Web Portal – Profiting from Sustainability

→ Sustainable Building Information System

→ RMI Built Environment Team Representative Projects

→ CABE Case Studies

→ BINE

→ Solarbau: Monitor

→ Whole Building Design Guide

→ Performance Based Building Thematic Network

→ Advanced Building Technologies

→ High Performance Buildings

→ Sustainable Building Sources

→ Building Ecology – Indoor Air Quality and Sustainable Buildings

→ Organic Architecture and Design

→ Sustainable Architecture, Building and Culture

→ Urban Ecology Australia

Building Assessment Tools

→ International Energy Agency's Annex31

→ European Thematic Network on Practical Recommendations for Sustainable Construction

Policy and Jurisdiction

→ EU Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment

→ The EPBD Buildings Platform

Socially Responsible Investment

→ The Principles for Responsible Investment

→ United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative

→ Equator Principles

→ European Social Investment Forum

→ US Social Investment Forum

→ International Finance Corporation

→ Global Reporting Initiative

→ AccountAbility

→ GreenBiz

→ Environmental Finance Magazine

→ The London Accord

Corporate Watch, Global Policy & Ethical Consumerism

→ CorpWatch – Holding Corporations Accountable

→ Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

→ The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire

→ Ethical Consumer Research Association

→ Global Policy Forum

→ EIRIS – Ethical Investment Research Services

→ Germanwatch

Socially Responsible Property Investment & Valuation

→ United Nations Environment Programme Property Working Group

→ Responsible Property Investing Center

→ Green Building Finance Consortium

→ Sustainable Property Appraisal Project

→ Vancouver Valuation Accord

Professional Organisations & Property Valuation Standard setting Bodies

→ The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

→ The Appraisal Institute

→ The International Valuation Standards Committee

→ The European Group of Valuers' Associations

Journals

→ Building Research & Information (BRI), Several papers from this leading journal are listed on the Literature page of this website. BRI provides authoritative research, information and feedback to academic, policy and professional communities. Unique to BRI is a focus on a holistic, transdisciplinary approach to buildings and the complexity of issues involving the built environment with other systems over the course of their life.

→ The Journal of Property Investment & Finance

→ Property Management

→ The Appraisal Journal

→ Valuation Insights & Perspectives

→ Real Estate Economics

→ Journal of Property Research

→ Journal of Corporate Real Estate

→ Journal of Urban Economics

→ Journal of Housing Economics

→ The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics

→ The Journals of the American Real Estate Society

→ Regional Science and Urban Economics

→ Journal of Regional Science

→ Land Economics

→ Urban Studies

→ Urban Land

→ Ecological Economics – The Transdisciplinary Journal of the International Society for Ecological Economics

→ Environmental Values

Friendly Sites

→ Chair of Sustainable Management of Housing and Real Estate

→ University of Cooperative Education Stuttgart – Real Estate Economics

→ Akademie der Immobilienwirtschaft (ADI)

→ Maurizio d'Amato's official website

→ NoaVeS – Maurizio d'Amato's informal website

Towards a more Poetical Economy (miscellaneous links)

«The aim of poetical economy is to make people happy.» (Robert Filliou, artist)

→ The GoodWork Project – Excellence, Ethics, and Engagement in the Professions

→ Blended Value

→ Forum for the Future

→ The Biomimicry Institute

→ Natural Capitalism Solutions

→ World Changing (Worldchanging is a solutions-based online magazine that works from a simple premise: that the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us. That plenty of people are working on tools for change, but the fields in which they work remain unconnected. That the motive, means and opportunity for profound positive change are already present. That another world is not just possible, it's here. We only need to put the pieces together.)

→ Sustainable Design Portal (Links-list devoted to sustainable product design: the eco-architecture of small things)

→ Olson Now (A blog on the poetry and poetics of Charles Olson)

→ UbuWeb (A completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts.)

→ The Perseus Digital Library (Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. Its primary goal is to bring a wide range of source materials to as large an audience as possible. It anticipates that greater accessibility to the sources for the study of the humanities will strengthen the quality of questions, lead to new avenues of research, and connect more people through the connection of ideas.)

→ The Internet Classics Archive (Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors; mainly Greco-Roman works, all in English translation.)