Sustainable Development Goals in Europe: A Geographical Approach


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Sustainable Development Goals in Europe: A Geographical Approach Editors: Maria Luisa De Lazaro Torres, Rafael de Miguel Gonzalez Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer International Publishing AG
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Pages: 478 Illustrations and other contents: 50 Tables, color; 94 Illustrations, color; 5 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 478 p. 99 illus., 94 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783031216138 Categories: , , ,

The aim of this book is to provide a synthesis of the newest research in Geography concerning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Although the world is strongly interconnected, the majority of the chapters in this volume focus on Europe or the work of European researchers. Each chapter of this book focusses on one of the 17 SDG’s providing in-depth knowledge from a geographical perspective, fostering comprehensive research on these global targets to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change. The Sustainable Development Goals are part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To achieve them, it will be necessary for all stakeholders, including citizens (civil society, doctors, teachers …), governments, private sector to collaborate.

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Author Biography

Dr. Maria Luisa de Lazaro Torres holds a PhD in Geography from the Complutense University of Madrid (summa cum laude) and is a tenured professor of Human Geography at the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED) in Spain. She is Member of the Board of the Spanish Real Sociedad Geografica (RSG) and member of the editorial board of 5 Spanish journals. She specializes in Human Geography, contemporary trends in education and the use of Web GIS in research, teaching and teacher training. She has been a pioneer in the usage of Web GIS ArcGIS Online (ESRI) in Spain. Dr. De Lazaro Torres founded an innovation group in the UNED: "GID2017-10 'Learn using Online Maps'" with the acronym MapsOnline. And together with amongst others, her co-Editor for this book, she started the Atlas Digital Escolar (Educational Digital Atlas). She is currently the Secretary General of EUROGEO, the European Association of Geographers. Her main research area as well as area of teaching covers geography using geotechnologies and the Sustainable Development Goals, within this subject area she specializes in the following issues: migration, housing prices and management of the Spanish dehesa savanna landscape. Prof. Dr. Rafael de Miguel Gonzalez received his BA in Geography (summa cum laude) from the University of Zaragoza, Spain and his BA in Geography from the University of Nancy (France). Furthermore he obtained an MA in Urban Geography and Planning from the Institut d'Urbanisme de Paris (France), in 1996 and a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Paris (France) in 1999. He subsequently received his second PhD in Geography Education from the University of Valladolid (Spain). He is currently Professor of Geography at the University of Zaragoza, where he is also coordinator of the geography education program and Executive Associate Dean (for International Relations) at the Faculty of Education. He is a member of the board of the Royal Geographical Society of Spain and the President of EUROGEO (European Association of Geographers). He serves as the regional contact for Spain and is a member of the International Geographical Union Commission on Geographical Education. He has been involved in more than 130 publications on urban geography and geographical education: books, book chapters, and journals articles alike. He co-edited the book Geography Education for Global Understanding, published by Springer, and the book Innovative Learning Geography in Europe, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. He is a Member of the Editorial Board of International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education and Director of several research funded projects, including Digital Atlas for School Education. In addition, he is a Member of the General Assembly of Partners, III United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Representative of EUROGEO at United Nations Economic and Social Council NGO's Committee.