Book Review: Sustainable Aviation Futures, edited by Lucy Budd, Steven Griggs and David Howarth

Lisa Choi provides an eloquent review of Sustainable Aviation Futures, edited by Lucy Budd,  Steven Griggs and David Howarth.

Sustainable Aviation Futures

A short summary including a link to a copy of the review follows.

Lisa states that the edited volume presents aviation  ‘as both economically promising and environmentally ominous’, emphasising how the political influences each of these dimensions.   She commends the clear structure of the book as a whole and individual chapters but criticises the clarity of a number of the figures.

Her review provides a thorough, positive critique of the content which considers the multifaceted nature of sustainability and the range of stakeholders involved in aviation.  Whilst complimentary of the breadth and depth of  coverage of the book, including  the concluding chapters which consider the limitation to policy change, Lisa  highlights the potential benefits of a further chapter to ‘bring these complex narratives together and readdress the ‘future’ [of aviation]’.

The review concludes that this edited volume as an important resource for policy-makers, geographers, transit planners and students interested in debates around sustainable aviation.

A copy of the review is available here with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct.

This article was published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 40, Lisa Choi, Sustainable Aviation Futures, L. Budd, S. Griggs, D. Howarth. Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, UK (2013). £62.95, Hardback, ISBN: 978-1-78190-595-1. Pages 159-160, Copyright Elsevier (2014).


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