Social Sustainability Book Release Party
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 4:00pm

Please join the PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions and the School of Social Work to celebrate the publication and release of Social Sustainability: A Multilevel Approach to Social Inclusion.

Published this month by Routledge Press, this volume presents works authored by Portland State faculty and students, and by community researchers and practitioners.

Program includes remarks by ISS Director Jennifer Allen, PSU President Wim Wiewel, School of Social Work Dean David Springer, and Professor Veronica Dujon

Refreshments will be provided.

WHEN: Friday, April 26 | 4-6 p.m.
WHERE: Portland State University, Native American Student and Community Center (710 SW Jackson St., Portland)


How can we raise the standard of living of the world’s poor and maintain high levels of social health and well-being in the developed world, while simultaneously reducing the environmental damage wrought by human activity? The social dimension of sustainability is becoming recognized as a necessary if not sufficient condition for attaining economic and environmental sustainability. The requisite dialogue requires inclusion at multi-levels. This collection of works is an ambitious and multi-disciplinary effort to indemnify and articulate the design, implementation and implications of inclusion. Included are theoretical and empirical pieces that examine the related issues at the local, national and international levels. Contributors are grounded in Sociology, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Health, Psychology, Anthropology, Social Work, Education, and Natural Resource Management.