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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Robert Kates, One of the Fathers of Modern Sustainability Movement
Sandra Garren, Robert Kates, and Robert Brinkmann.
For me one of the highlights of the Association of American Geographers Conference I am attending is being in a session on Sustainability and Scale organized by Robert Kates, one of the fathers of the modern sustainability movement. He was one of the first to focus in on scientific and quantitative aspects of measuring and assessing sustainability on the international scale. The paper I gave, with my co-authors Sandra Garren of USF and Wei Liu of the UN, focused on the the issue of scale in international sustainability reporting.