Sustainability is a key word in the environmental vocabulary informing how research projects in the social sciences are framed. This book provides a systematic and critical review of the key research methods used when studying sustainable strategies and outcomes. It is divided into four areas:

Mapping for Sustainability: Environmental noise and the City

Mapping for Sustainability: Environmental noise and the City

Mapping for Sustainability: Environmental noise and the city
Enda MurphyEoin A. King

Introduction

In the last decade or so, the term sustainability has become fashionable not only among scientists but also among the general public. While this undoubtedly demonstrates that public awareness of environmental issues is increasing, it is also the case that the meaning of the concept can be elusive for many. As has been highlighted earlier in this volume, the notion of sus-tainability is something of a contested term quite aside from the idea of environmental sustainability, which is a more specific component of the broader concept.

The concept of environmental sustainability is somewhat different to the general concept of sustainability alluded to earlier. To a large extent, ...

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