Sustainability, Volume 9, Issue 3 (March 2017)

Table of Contents

Special Issue Sustainable Energy Policy and Policy Implications—Good Examples and Critical Reflections

Article: The Social Perspective on the Renewable Energy Autonomy of Geographically Isolated Communities: Evidence from a Mediterranean Island
by Fontina Petrakopoulou
Sustainability 20179(3), 327; doi:10.3390/su9030327

Article: Decomposition and Attribution Analysis of Industrial Carbon Intensity Changes in Xinjiang, China
by Xinlin Zhang, Yuan Zhao, Qi Sun and Changjian Wang
Sustainability 20179(3), 459; doi:10.3390/su9030459


Special Issue Agroecology at the Crossroads: Challenges for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Review: Addressing the Knowledge Gaps in Agroecology and Identifying Guiding Principles for Transforming Conventional Agri-Food Systems
by Angelina Sanderson Bellamy and Antonio A. R. Ioris
Sustainability 20179(3), 330; doi:10.3390/su9030330

Article: Technological Approaches to Sustainable Agriculture at a Crossroads: An Agroecological Perspective
by Miguel A. Altieri, Clara I. Nicholls and Rene Montalba
Sustainability 20179(3), 349; doi:10.3390/su9030349


Special Issue Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection: The Role of Science in Society

Article: Accuracy of Environmental Monitoring in China: Exploring the Influence of Institutional, Political and Ideological Factors
by Daniele Brombal
Sustainability 20179(3), 324; doi:10.3390/su9030324


Special Issue Maintaining Ecosystem Services to Support Urban Needs

Article: High Biodiversity of Green Infrastructure Does Not Contribute to Recreational Ecosystem Services
by Daria Sikorska, Piotr Sikorski and Richard James Hopkins
Sustainability 20179(3), 334; doi:10.3390/su9030334

Article: Screening of Tree Species for Improving Outdoor Human Thermal Comfort in a Taiwanese City
by Yu-Hao Lin and Kang-Ting Tsai
Sustainability 20179(3), 340; doi:10.3390/su9030340

Article: An Investigation of GIS Overlay and PCA Techniques for Urban Environmental Quality Assessment: A Case Study in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
by Kamil Faisal and Ahmed Shaker
Sustainability 20179(3), 380; doi:10.3390/su9030380


Special Issue Organic Farming and Gene Manipulation

Review: Modifying Bananas: From Transgenics to Organics?
by James Dale, Jean-Yves Paul, Benjamin Dugdale and Robert Harding
Sustainability 20179(3), 333; doi:10.3390/su9030333

Editorial: I Have a Dream: Organic Movements Include Gene Manipulation to Improve Sustainable Farming
by Gerhart U. Ryffel
Sustainability 20179(3), 392; doi:10.3390/su9030392


Special Issue Innovation and Sustainable Development for the Bioeconomy

Article: Visions and Expectations for the Norwegian Bioeconomy
by Lillian Hansen and Hilde Bjørkhaug
Sustainability 20179(3), 341; doi:10.3390/su9030341

Article: The Influence of Local Governance: Effects on the Sustainability of Bioenergy Innovation
by Bianca Cavicchi, Sergio Palmieri and Marco Odaldi
Sustainability 20179(3), 406; doi:10.3390/su9030406

Article: The Role of Trials and Demonstration Projects in the Development of a Sustainable Bioeconomy
by Arne Martin Fevolden, Lars Coenen, Teis Hansen and Antje Klitkou
Sustainability 20179(3), 419; doi:10.3390/su9030419


Special Issue Sustainable Tourism in Mountain Regions

Article: Estimating the Economic Impacts of a Small-Scale Sport Tourism Event: The Case of the Italo-Swiss Mountain Trail CollonTrek
by Stefano Duglio and Riccardo Beltramo
Sustainability 20179(3), 343; doi:10.3390/su9030343


Special Issue Sustainable Water Resources Management

Article: Economic Performance of Traditional and Modern Rice Varieties under Different Water Management Systems
by Manel Ben Hassen, Federica Monaco, Arianna Facchi, Marco Romani, Giampiero Valè and Guido Sali
Sustainability 20179(3), 347; doi:10.3390/su9030347

Communication: An Alternative Method of Spatial Autocorrelation for Chlorophyll Detection in Water Bodies Using Remote Sensing
by Tainá T. Guimarães, Maurício R. Veronez, Emilie C. Koste, Luiz Gonzaga, Fabiane Bordin, Leonardo C. Inocencio, Ana Paula C. Larocca, Marcelo Z. de Oliveira, Dalva C. Vitti and Frederico F. Mauad
Sustainability 20179(3), 416; doi:10.3390/su9030416

Article: A Coupled Allocation for Regional Initial Water Rights in Dalinghe Basin, China
by Min Ge, Feng-ping Wu and Xiao-ping Chen
Sustainability 20179(3), 428; doi:10.3390/su9030428


Special Issue Urban Sustainability and Planning Support Systems

Article: Accessibility of Water-Related Cultural Ecosystem Services through Public Transport—A Model for Planning Support in the Stockholm Region
by Zahra Kalantari, Sara Khoshkar, Helena Falk, Vladimir Cvetkovic and Ulla Mörtberg
Sustainability 20179(3), 346; doi:10.3390/su9030346

Article: The Factors of Local Energy Transition in the Seoul Metropolitan Government: The Case of Mini-PV Plants
by Jae-Seung Lee and Jeong Won Kim
Sustainability 20179(3), 386; doi:10.3390/su9030386


Special Issue Sustainable Land Use in China

Article: Spatial Analysis of Chinese Grain Production for Sustainable Land Management in Plain, Hill, and Mountain Counties
by Jinlang Zou and Qun Wu
Sustainability 20179(3), 348; doi:10.3390/su9030348


Special Issue Decipher the Present to Shape the Future- Rethinking the Urban–Rural Nexus

Article: Saving Soil for Sustainable Land Use
by Carmelo M. Torre, Pierluigi Morano and Francesco Tajani
Sustainability 20179(3), 350; doi:10.3390/su9030350

Article: Rediscovering Rural Territories by Means of Religious Route Planning
by Mara Balestrieri and Tanja Congiu
Sustainability 20179(3), 363; doi:10.3390/su9030363


Special Issue Big Data and Predictive Analytics for Sustainability

Article: A New Perspective on Formation of Haze-Fog: The Fuzzy Cognitive Map and Its Approaches to Data Mining
by Zhen Peng and Lifeng Wu
Sustainability 20179(3), 352; doi:10.3390/su9030352


Special Issue Sustainability in Supply Chain Management

Article: Corporate Social Responsibility Motive Attribution by Service Employees in the Parcel Logistics Industry as a Moderator between CSR Perception and Organizational Effectiveness
by Su-Yol Lee and Yong Won Seo
Sustainability 20179(3), 355; doi:10.3390/su9030355

Article: Sustainable EOQ under Lead-Time Uncertainty and Multi-Modal Transport
by Soon-Kyo Lee, Seung Ho Yoo and Taesu Cheong
Sustainability 20179(3), 476; doi:10.3390/su9030476


Special Issue Precision Agriculture Technologies for a Sustainable Future: Current Trends and Perspectives

Review: Advanced Monitoring and Management Systems for Improving Sustainability in Precision Irrigation
by Olutobi Adeyemi, Ivan Grove, Sven Peets and Tomas Norton
Sustainability 20179(3), 353; doi:10.3390/su9030353


Special Issue Biomass Energy Conversion

Article: Energy Generation from Horse Husbandry Residues by Anaerobic Digestion, Combustion, and an Integrated Approach
by Meike Nitsche, Frank Hensgen and Michael Wachendorf
Sustainability 20179(3), 358; doi:10.3390/su9030358


Special Issue Sustainable Agriculture and Development

Article: Climate, Agroecology and Socio-Economic Determinants of Food Availability from Agriculture in Bangladesh, (1948–2008)
by Sanzidur Rahman
Sustainability 20179(3), 354; doi:10.3390/su9030354

Article: Agricultural Productivity Growth and the Role of Capital in South Asia (1980–2013)
by Asif Reza Anik, Sanzidur Rahman and Jaba Rani Sarker
Sustainability 20179(3), 470; doi:10.3390/su9030470


Special Issue Sustainable Productive Systems – Assessing the Past, Envisioning the Future

Article: Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) in Southern Europe—An Iberian Case Study. The Eurocity Elvas-Badajoz
by Rui Alexandre Castanho, Luís Loures, José Cabezas and Luis Fernández-Pozo
Sustainability 20179(3), 360; doi:10.3390/su9030360

Article: Assessing the Sodium Exchange Capacity in Rainfed and Irrigated Soils in the Mediterranean Basin Using GIS
by Luís Loures, José Gama, José Rato Nunes and António Lopez-Piñeiro
Sustainability 20179(3), 405; doi:10.3390/su9030405


Special Issue Environmental Governance for Sustainability

Article: A Conceptual Framework for Classification Management of Contaminated Sites in Guangzhou, China
by Xiaonuo Li, Rongbo Xiao, Weiping Chen, Chunying Chang, Yirong Deng and Tian Xie
Sustainability 20179(3), 362; doi:10.3390/su9030362


Special Issue Sustainable Ecosystems and Society in the Context of Big and New Data

Article: A Geographic Information System (GIS)-Based Analysis of Social Capital Data: Landscape Factors That Correlate with Trust
by Sohrab Rahimi, Michael J. R. Martin, Eric Obeysekere, Daniel Hellmann, Xi Liu and Clio Andris
Sustainability 20179(3), 365; doi:10.3390/su9030365


Special Issue Advanced IT based Future Sustainable Computing

Article: Transmission Algorithm with QoS Considerations for a Sustainable MPEG Streaming Service
by Sang-Hyong Kim, Kwan-Jong Yoo and Yoojae Won
Sustainability 20179(3), 367; doi:10.3390/su9030367


Special Issue 16th CIRIAF National Congress – Sustainable Development, Environment and Human Health Protection

Article: Composite Building Materials: Thermal and Mechanical Performances of Samples Realized with Hay and Natural Resins
by Maria La Gennusa, Pere Llorach-Massana, Juan Ignacio Montero, Francisco Javier Peña, Joan Rieradevall, Patrizia Ferrante, Gianluca Scaccianoce and Giancarlo Sorrentino
Sustainability 20179(3), 373; doi:10.3390/su9030373


Special Issue Solar Photovoltaic Electricity

Article: On-Grid Solar PV versus Diesel Electricity Generation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Economics and GHG Emissions
by Saule Baurzhan and Glenn P. Jenkins
Sustainability 20179(3), 372; doi:10.3390/su9030372

Article: Series Connected Photovoltaic Cells—Modelling and Analysis
by Anas Al Tarabsheh, Muhammad Akmal and Mohammed Ghazal
Sustainability 20179(3), 371; doi:10.3390/su9030371


Special Issue Risk Assessment and Management

Article: Managing Reputational Risk through Environmental Management and Reporting: An Options Theory Approach
by Juan Pineiro-Chousa, Marcos Vizcaíno-González, María Ángeles López-Cabarcos and Noelia Romero-Castro
Sustainability 20179(3), 376; doi:10.3390/su9030376

Article: Analysis of Potential Rockfalls on a Highway at High Slopes in Cold-Arid Areas (Northwest Xinjiang, China)
by Peng Yang, Yanjun Shang, Yanyan Li, Huilun Wang and Kun Li
Sustainability 20179(3), 414; doi:10.3390/su9030414


Special Issue Low Carbon Development for Emerging Markets

Article: Low Carbon-Oriented Optimal Reliability Design with Interval Product Failure Analysis and Grey Correlation Analysis
by Yixiong Feng, Zhaoxi Hong, Jin Cheng, Likai Jia and Jianrong Tan
Sustainability 20179(3), 369; doi:10.3390/su9030369

Article: An Evaluation of the Low-Carbon Effects of Urban Rail Based on Mode Shifts
by Feng Chen, Xiaopeng Shen, Zijia Wang and Yang Yang
Sustainability 20179(3), 401; doi:10.3390/su9030401

Article: A Framework of Sustainable Service Supply Chain Management: A Literature Review and Research Agenda
by Weihua Liu, Enze Bai, Liwei Liu and Wanying Wei
Sustainability 20179(3), 421; doi:10.3390/su9030421


Special Issue Sustainability of Economic and Management Systems: Perspectives of Uncertainty and Data Driven Optimization

Article: Compromise between Short- and Long-Term Financial Sustainability: A Hybrid Model for Supporting R&D Decisions
by Kao-Yi Shen
Sustainability 20179(3), 375; doi:10.3390/su9030375


Special Issue Sustainability and Application of Green Production

Article: Environmentally Friendly Supplier Selection Using Prospect Theory
by Wei Song, Zhiya Chen, Xuping Wang, Qian Wang, Chenghua Shi and Wei Zhao
Sustainability 20179(3), 377; doi:10.3390/su9030377


Special Issue Selected Papers from 7th Annual Conference of Energy Economics and Management

Article: Rockets and Feathers: The Asymmetric Effect between China’s Refined Oil Prices and International Crude Oil Prices
by Yufeng Chen, Guobin Huang and Lihua Ma
Sustainability 20179(3), 381; doi:10.3390/su9030381

Article: Are Chinese Green Transport Policies Effective? A New Perspective from Direct Pollution Rebound Effect, and Empirical Evidence From the Road Transport Sector
by Lu-Yi Qiu and Ling-Yun He
Sustainability 20179(3), 429; doi:10.3390/su9030429


Special Issue Decision Support for Forest Ecosystem Management Sustainability

Article: Modeling Post-Fire Mortality in Pure and Mixed Forest Stands in Portugal—A Forest Planning-Oriented Model
by Brigite Botequim, Manuel Arias-Rodil, Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, Andreia Silva, Susete Marques, José G. Borges, Maria Manuela Oliveira and Margarida Tomé
Sustainability 20179(3), 390; doi:10.3390/su9030390

Article: Soil Organic Matter Responses to Anthropogenic Forest Disturbance and Land Use Change in the Eastern Brazilian Amazon
by Mariana Regina Durigan, Maurício Roberto Cherubin, Plínio Barbosa de Camargo, Joice Nunes Ferreira, Erika Berenguer, Toby Alan Gardner, Jos Barlow, Carlos Tadeu dos Santos Dias, Diana Signor, Raimundo Cosme de Oliveira Junior and Carlos Eduardo Pellegrino Cerri
Sustainability 20179(3), 379; doi:10.3390/su9030379


Special Issue Sustainability Assessments of Buildings

Article: Assessment of Alternative Scenarios for CO2 Reduction Potential in the Residential Building Sector
by Young-Sun Jeong
Sustainability 20179(3), 394; doi:10.3390/su9030394


Special Issue Sustainable Electric Power Systems Research

Article: Energy Storage System Sizing Based on a Reliability Assessment of Power Systems Integrated with Wind Power
by Nian Shi and Yi Luo
Sustainability 20179(3), 395; doi:10.3390/su9030395


Special Issue Sustainable Architecture and Design

Article: Optimizing Existing Multistory Building Designs towards Net-Zero Energy
by Mohammad Y. AbuGrain and Halil Z. Alibaba
Sustainability 20179(3), 399; doi:10.3390/su9030399


Special Issue Sustainable Development of Sanitation, Water Supply and Solid Waste in Low-and Middle Income Settings

Article: Sustainability in Practice: Experiences from Rural Water and Sanitation Services in West Africa
by Alejandro Jiménez, Dawda Jawara, Hélène LeDeunff, Kelly A. Naylor and Cecilia Scharp
Sustainability 20179(3), 403; doi:10.3390/su9030403

Article: Resolving Governance Issues to Achieve Priority Sustainable Development Goals Related to Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries
by Ljiljana Rodić and David C. Wilson
Sustainability 20179(3), 404; doi:10.3390/su9030404


Special Issue Sustainable Governance in Northeast Asia: Challenges for Sustainable Frontier

Article: Moderating Effects of Trust on Environmentally Significant Behavior in Korea
by Seong-Gin Moon, Seong Young Jeong and Yongrok Choi
Sustainability 20179(3), 415; doi:10.3390/su9030415


Special Issue Sustainable Built Environment of Post-Carbon Era (Sustainable Built Environment 2016 Seoul Conference)

Article: Current Trends of Durability Design and Government Support in South Korea: Chloride Attack
by Seung-Jun Kwon
Sustainability 20179(3), 417; doi:10.3390/su9030417

Article: BIM-Based 4D Simulation to Improve Module Manufacturing Productivity for Sustainable Building Projects
by Joosung Lee and Jaejun Kim
Sustainability 20179(3), 426; doi:10.3390/su9030426

Article: Impacts of Global Warming and Sea Level Rise on Service Life of Chloride-Exposed Concrete Structures
by Xiao-Jian Gao and Xiao-Yong Wang
Sustainability 20179(3), 460; doi:10.3390/su9030460


Special Issue Challenges and responses to population health and urbanization in the 21st century

Article: Public Open Space Development for Elderly People by Using the DANP-V Model to Establish Continuous Improvement Strategies towards a Sustainable and Healthy Aging Society
by Bo-Wei Zhu, Jia-Rui Zhang, Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng, Shan-Lin Huang and Lei Xiong
Sustainability 20179(3), 420; doi:10.3390/su9030420

Article: The Disease Burden of Patients with Allergic Rhinitis from a Hospital Surveillance in Beijing
by Fengying Zhang, Chengjing Nie, Li Wang, Mark Rosenberg, Jin Xu, Thomas Krafft and Wuyi Wang
Sustainability 20179(3), 427; doi:10.3390/su9030427


Special Issue Sustainable Wildlife Management

Review: Urban Recreational Fisheries in the Australian Coastal Zone: The Sustainability Challenge
by Daryl P. McPhee
Sustainability 20179(3), 422; doi:10.3390/su9030422


Special Issue Sustainable Development Initiatives towards Poverty Alleviation

Article: Thermal, Economic and Environmental Analysis of a Low-Cost House in Alice, South Africa
by Overen Ochuko Kelvin, Meyer Leroy Edson and Makaka Golden
Sustainability 20179(3), 425; doi:10.3390/su9030425

Article: Comparative Physicochemical and Microbiological Qualities of Source and Stored Household Waters in Some Selected Communities in Southwestern Nigeria
by Mary A. Bisi-Johnson, Kehinde O. Adediran, Saheed A. Akinola, Elizabeth O. Popoola and Anthony I. Okoh
Sustainability 20179(3), 454; doi:10.3390/su9030454


Special Issue Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, and Methodological Individualism: Understanding and Reflecting on the Emergence of Local and Community Governance of Energy

Article: Analysis of Energy Literacy and Misconceptions of Junior High Students in Taiwan
by Shin-Cheng Yeh, Jing-Yuan Huang and Hui-Ching Yu
Sustainability 20179(3), 423; doi:10.3390/su9030423

Article: Boundary Bridging Arrangements: A Boundary Work Approach to Local Energy Transitions
by Jens Koehrsen
Sustainability 20179(3), 424; doi:10.3390/su9030424

Article: Transition Initiatives as Light Intentional Communities: Uncovering Liminality and Friction
by Elisabeth van de Grift, Joost Vervoort and Eefje Cuppen
Sustainability 20179(3), 448; doi:10.3390/su9030448

Article: Trade, Tarsands and Treaties: The Political Economy Context of Community Energy in Canada
by Julie L. MacArthur
Sustainability 20179(3), 464; doi:10.3390/su9030464


Special Issue Sustainable Development of Chinese Economy—In Search of New Sources of Growth: A Sustainable Approach

Article: The Effects of Weather on Oilseed Rape (OSR) Yield in China: Future Implications of Climate Change
by Yaqin He, Brian J. Revell, Bofeng Leng and Zhongchao Feng
Sustainability 20179(3), 418; doi:10.3390/su9030418


Special Issue Sustainability and Open Innovation Capabilities of Firms for Value Chain Development

Article: Public Debt, Corruption and Sustainable Economic Growth
by Eunji Kim, Yoonhee Ha and Sangheon Kim
Sustainability 20179(3), 433; doi:10.3390/su9030433


Special Issue Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Challenges

Article: A Model for Assessing Pedestrian Corridors. Application to Vitoria-Gasteiz City (Spain)
by Javier Delso, Belén Martín, Emilio Ortega and Isabel Otero
Sustainability 20179(3), 434; doi:10.3390/su9030434


Special Issue Sustainability and Materials

Article: Sustainable Materialisation of Responsive Architecture
by Artem Holstov, Graham Farmer and Ben Bridgens
Sustainability 20179(3), 435; doi:10.3390/su9030435


Special Issue Quantitative Methods for Environmental Assessment and Policy in Agriculture

Article: Spatial and Temporal Variability of Soil Respiration between Soybean Crop Rows as Measured Continuously over a Growing Season
by Xiaohan Wang and Tusheng Ren
Sustainability 20179(3), 436; doi:10.3390/su9030436


Special Issue Environmental Management of Post-Epidemic Mass Carcasses Burial Sites

Article: Pilot-Scale Bio-Augmented Aerobic Composting of Excavated Foot-And-Mouth Disease Carcasses
by Seonghoon Kim, Hyeji Kwon, Suchan Park, Haeseong Jeon, Joon-kyu Park and Joonhong Park
Sustainability 20179(3), 445; doi:10.3390/su9030445

Article: Management of Animal Carcass Disposal Sites Using a Biochar Permeable Reactive Barrier and Fast Growth Tree (Populus euramericana): A Field Study in Korea
by Jung-Hwan Yoon, Young-Nam Kim, Dong-Chun Shin, Kwon-Rae Kim and Kye-Hoon Kim
Sustainability 20179(3), 457; doi:10.3390/su9030457

Article: Political Response to Foot-and-Mouth Disease: A Review of Korean News
by Chang-Ryong Ko, Sung-Soo Seol and Geonha Kim
Sustainability 20179(3), 463; doi:10.3390/su9030463

Article: Characteristics of Pollutants and Microbial Communities Obtained in Simulated Lysimeters of Swine Carcasses
by Jae-Min Choi, Sun-Kee Han and Chae-Young Lee
Sustainability 20179(3), 471; doi:10.3390/su9030471


Special Issue Sustainability and Nuclear Power

Article: Sustainability, Ethics and Nuclear Energy: Escaping the Dichotomy
by Céline Kermisch and Behnam Taebi
Sustainability 20179(3), 446; doi:10.3390/su9030446

Article: International Project Risk Management for Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Construction: Featuring Comparative Analysis with Fossil and Gas Power Plants
by Min Kim, Ikhaeng Lee and Youngsoo Jung
Sustainability 20179(3), 469; doi:10.3390/su9030469


Special Issue Physical Geography and Environmental Sustainability

Article: The Dynamic Change of Vegetation Cover and Associated Driving Forces in Nanxiong Basin, China
by Luobin Yan, Ruixiang He, Milica Kašanin-Grubin, Gusong Luo, Hua Peng and Jianxiu Qiu
Sustainability 20179(3), 443; doi:10.3390/su9030443


Special Issue Forests and Water: Analyzing the Links, Catching the Value and Designing the Governance

Article: Coastal Forests and Groundwater: Using Case Studies to Understand the Effects of Drivers and Stressors for Resource Management
by Timothy J. Callahan, Devendra M. Amatya and Peter A. Stone
Sustainability 20179(3), 447; doi:10.3390/su9030447


Special Issue Sustainable Agricultural and Climate Change

Article: An Economic Assessment of Local Farm Multi-Purpose Surface Water Retention Systems under Future Climate Uncertainty
by Pamela Berry, Fuad Yassin, Kenneth Belcher and Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt
Sustainability 20179(3), 456; doi:10.3390/su9030456


Special Issue Sustainability Issues in the Textile and Apparel Supply Chains

Article: Ethical Climate and Job Attitude in Fashion Retail Employees’ Turnover Intention, and Perceived Organizational Sustainability Performance: A Cross-Sectional Study
by Stacy H. Lee and Jung Ha-Brookshire
Sustainability 20179(3), 465; doi:10.3390/su9030465

Article: The Integrated Approach for Sustainable Performance Evaluation in Value Chain of Vietnam Textile and Apparel Industry
by Thi-Nham Le and Chia-Nan Wang
Sustainability 20179(3), 477; doi:10.3390/su9030477


Special Issue Sustainable Consumer Behavior

Article: Making Sense of Sustainability: A Practice Theories Approach to Buying Food
by Anke Brons and Peter Oosterveer
Sustainability 20179(3), 467; doi:10.3390/su9030467


Special Issue Sustainability through the Lens of Environmental Sociology

Editorial: Sustainability through the Lens of Environmental Sociology: An Introduction
by Md Saidul Islam
Sustainability 20179(3), 474; doi:10.3390/su9030474


Section Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Wildlife

Article: Performance versus Values in Sustainability Transformation of Food Systems
by Hugo F. Alrøe, Marion Sautier, Katharine Legun, Jay Whitehead, Egon Noe, Henrik Moller and Jon Manhire
Sustainability 20179(3), 332; doi:10.3390/su9030332

Article: Structuring Tensions and Key Relations of Montreal Seasonal Food Markets in the Sustainability Transition of the Agri-Food Sector
by René Audet, Sylvain Lefèvre, Éliane Brisebois and Mahdiah El-Jed
Sustainability 20179(3), 320; doi:10.3390/su9030320

Article: Spatial Patterns and Driving Forces of Greenhouse Land Change in Shouguang City, China
by Bohua Yu, Wei Song and Yanqing Lang
Sustainability 20179(3), 359; doi:10.3390/su9030359

Article: Phenotypic Responses of Twenty Diverse Proso Millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) Accessions to Irrigation
by Cedric Habiyaremye, Victoria Barth, Kelsey Highet, Todd Coffey and Kevin M. Murphy
Sustainability 20179(3), 389; doi:10.3390/su9030389

Article: Towards the Introduction of Sustainable Fishery Products: The Bid of a Major Italian Retailer
by Sara Bonanomi, Alessandro Colombelli, Loretta Malvarosa, Maria Cozzolino and Antonello Sala
Sustainability 20179(3), 438; doi:10.3390/su9030438

Article: Food as Commons or Commodity? Exploring the Links between Normative Valuations and Agency in Food Transition
by José Luis Vivero-Pol
Sustainability 20179(3), 442; doi:10.3390/su9030442

Article: Improvement of Certified Artisan Cheese Production through Systemic Analysis—Serra da Estrela PDO
by Denis A. Coelho, Tiago E. P. Carrola and Ana F. Couvinhas
Sustainability 20179(3), 468; doi:10.3390/su9030468

Article: Policies for Reintegrating Crop and Livestock Systems: A Comparative Analysis
by Rachael D. Garrett, Meredith Niles, Juliana Gil, Philip Dy, Julio Reis and Judson Valentim
Sustainability 20179(3), 473; doi:10.3390/su9030473


Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability

Article: Consumer Choices and Motives for Eco-Labeled Products in China: An Empirical Analysis Based on the Choice Experiment
by Qing Liu, Zhen Yan and Jiehong Zhou
Sustainability 20179(3), 331; doi:10.3390/su9030331

Article: Functional Differentiation and Sustainability: A New Stage of Development in the Chinese Container Port System
by Liehui Wang, Theo Notteboom, Yui-yip Lau and Adolf K. Y. Ng
Sustainability 20179(3), 328; doi:10.3390/su9030328

Article: External Knowledge Sourcing and Green Innovation Growth with Environmental and Energy Regulations: Evidence from Manufacturing in China
by Jian Hou, Heng Chen and Jianzhong Xu
Sustainability 20179(3), 342; doi:10.3390/su9030342

Article: Financial Development and Economic Growth: The Role of Foreign-Owned Banks in CESEE Countries
by Paola Bongini, Małgorzata Iwanicz-Drozdowska, Paweł Smaga and Bartosz Witkowski
Sustainability 20179(3), 335; doi:10.3390/su9030335

Article: China’s Carbon Footprint Based on Input-Output Table Series: 1992–2020
by Haitao Zheng, Qi Fang, Cheng Wang, Huiwen Wang and Ruoen Ren
Sustainability 20179(3), 387; doi:10.3390/su9030387

Article: Eliminating Overload Trucking via a Modal Shift to Achieve Intercity Freight Sustainability: A System Dynamics Approach
by Pei Liu, Dong Mu and Daqing Gong
Sustainability 20179(3), 398; doi:10.3390/su9030398

Article: Decomposing the Decoupling of Water Consumption and Economic Growth in China’s Textile Industry
by Yi Li, Yan Luo, Yingzi Wang, Laili Wang and Manhong Shen
Sustainability 20179(3), 412; doi:10.3390/su9030412

Article: Promoting Sustainability Transparency in European Local Governments: An Empirical Analysis Based on Administrative Cultures
by Andrés Navarro-Galera, Mercedes Ruiz-Lozano, Pilar Tirado-Valencia and Araceli de los Ríos-Berjillos
Sustainability 20179(3), 432; doi:10.3390/su9030432

Article: Competitive Success in Responsible Regional Ecosystems: An Empirical Approach in Spain Focused on the Firms’ Relationship with Stakeholders
by M. Isabel Sánchez-Hernández, Tomás M. Bañegil-Palacios and Ramón Sanguino-Galván
Sustainability 20179(3), 449; doi:10.3390/su9030449

Article: The Diversification Benefits of Including Carbon Assets in Financial Portfolios
by Yinpeng Zhang, Zhixin Liu and Xueying Yu
Sustainability 20179(3), 437; doi:10.3390/su9030437

Article: Effects of Waste-to-Energy Plants on China’s Urbanization: Evidence from a Hedonic Price Analysis in Shenzhen
by Chuanwang Sun, Xiaochun Meng and Shuijun Peng
Sustainability 20179(3), 475; doi:10.3390/su9030475


Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development

Article: Regional Features and National Differences in Population Distribution in China’s Border Regions (2000–2015)
by Zhen You, Zhiming Feng, Yalin Lei, Yanzhao Yang and Fangzhou Li
Sustainability 20179(3), 336; doi:10.3390/su9030336

Article: Formulating Assessment Indices and Strategies for the Transition to Local Industrial Development in Taoyuan City, Taiwan
by Yung-Cheng Pan and Yin-Hao Chiu
Sustainability 20179(3), 364; doi:10.3390/su9030364

Article: Key Variables for Decision-Making on Urban Renewal in China: A Case Study of Chongqing
by Tao Zhou, Yulin Zhou and Guiwen Liu
Sustainability 20179(3), 370; doi:10.3390/su9030370

Article: Spatiotemporal Dynamics and Spatial Determinants of Urban Growth in Suzhou, China
by Ling Zhang, Yehua Dennis Wei and Ran Meng
Sustainability 20179(3), 393; doi:10.3390/su9030393

Article: Modelling Land Use and Transport Policies to Measure Their Contribution to Urban Challenges: The Case of Madrid
by Andrea Alonso, Andrés Monzón and Yang Wang
Sustainability 20179(3), 378; doi:10.3390/su9030378

Article: Predictable Surprise: The Spatial and Social Morphology of Aging Suburbs in the U.S. Metropolitan Areas

by Jaekyung Lee, Saheum Hong and Yunmi Park
Sustainability 20179(3), 458; doi:10.3390/su9030458


Section Sustainable Use of the Environment and Resources

Article: Understanding Driving Forces and Implications Associated with the Land Use and Land Cover Changes in Portugal
by Bruno M. Meneses, Eusébio Reis, Susana Pereira, Maria J. Vale and Rui Reis
Sustainability 20179(3), 351; doi:10.3390/su9030351

Article: Identification of Non-economic Influencing Factors Affecting Farmer’s Participation in the Paddy Landto-Dry Land Program in Chicheng County, China
by Yuan Yuan, Yanxu Liu, Yi’na Hu, Xin Chen and Jian Peng
Sustainability 20179(3), 366; doi:10.3390/su9030366

Article: Responses of Vegetation Growth to Climatic Factors in Shule River Basin in Northwest China: A Panel Analysis
by Jinghui Qi, Shuwen Niu, Yifang Zhao, Man Liang, Libang Ma and Yongxia Ding
Sustainability 20179(3), 368; doi:10.3390/su9030368

Article: Forest Fragmentation and Driving Forces in Yingkou, Northeastern China
by Lei Zhang, Yanfang Liu and Xiaojian Wei
Sustainability 20179(3), 374; doi:10.3390/su9030374

Article: Urban Land Use Efficiency and Coordination in China
by Xiaodong Yang, Yongxiang Wu and Hang Dang
Sustainability 20179(3), 410; doi:10.3390/su9030410

Article: The Impact of Policy Instruments on Soil Multifunctionality in the European Union
by Dirk Vrebos, Francesca Bampa, Rachel E. Creamer, Ciro Gardi, Bhim Bahadur Ghaley, Arwyn Jones, Michiel Rutgers, Taru Sandén, Jan Staes and Patrick Meire
Sustainability 20179(3), 407; doi:10.3390/su9030407


Section Sustainable Engineering and Science

Article: Performance Evaluation and Field Application of Red Clay Green Roof Vegetation Blocks for Ecological Restoration Projects
by Hwang-Hee Kim, Chun-Su Kim, Ji-Hong Jeon, Seung-Kee Lee and Chan-Gi Park
Sustainability 20179(3), 357; doi:10.3390/su9030357

Article: Optimal Consumer Electronics Product Take-Back Time with Consideration of Consumer Value
by Yi-Tse Fang and Hsin Rau
Sustainability 20179(3), 385; doi:10.3390/su9030385

Article: A Study of RI Clusters Based on Symbiosis Theory
by Wenchao Xu, Yanmei Xu and Junfeng Li
Sustainability 20179(3), 396; doi:10.3390/su9030396

Article: Comparative “from Cradle to Gate” Life Cycle Assessments of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Materials
by Laura Moretti, Vittorio Mandrone, Antonio D’Andrea and Silvia Caro
Sustainability 20179(3), 400; doi:10.3390/su9030400

Article: Enhanced On-Site Waste Management of Plasterboard in Construction Works: A Case Study in Spain
by Ana Jiménez-Rivero, Ana de Guzmán-Báez and Justo García-Navarro
Sustainability 20179(3), 450; doi:10.3390/su9030450

Article: Sustainable Pavement Management System in Urban Areas Considering the Vehicle Operating Costs
by Giuseppe Loprencipe, Antonio Pantuso and Paola Di Mascio
Sustainability 20179(3), 453; doi:10.3390/su9030453


Section Energy Sustainability

Article: Performance Evaluation of Borehole Heat Exchanger in Multilayered Subsurface
by Yong Li, Shibin Geng, Xu Han, Hua Zhang and Fusheng Peng
Sustainability 20179(3), 356; doi:10.3390/su9030356

Article: Design of a Bidirectional Energy Storage System for a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery in a Microgrid with SOC Estimation
by Qingwu Gong and Jiazhi Lei
Sustainability 20179(3), 441; doi:10.3390/su9030441

Article: Analysis of Low-Carbon Economy Efficiency of Chinese Industrial Sectors Based on a RAM Model with Undesirable Outputs
by Ming Meng, Yanan Fu, Tianyu Wang and Kaiqiang Jing
Sustainability 20179(3), 451; doi:10.3390/su9030451

Article: Analysis of Factors Contributing to Changes in Energy Consumption in Tangshan City between 2007 and 2012
by Jialing Zou, Weidong Liu and Zhipeng Tang
Sustainability 20179(3), 452; doi:10.3390/su9030452

Article: Virtual Sensors for Biodiesel Production in a Batch Reactor
by Betty Y. López-Zapata, Manuel Adam-Medina, Peggy E. Álvarez-Gutiérrez, Juan P. Castillo-González, Héctor R. Hernández-de León and Luis G. Vela-Valdés
Sustainability 20179(3), 455; doi:10.3390/su9030455


Section Sustainable Education and Approaches

Article: Future Professionals: A Study of Sustainable Behavior
by Vanderleia Martins Lohn, Rafael Tezza, Graziela Dias Alperstedt and Lucila M. S. Campos
Sustainability 20179(3), 413; doi:10.3390/su9030413

Article: The Development of a GIS-Based Model for Campus Environmental Sustainability Assessment
by Habib M. Alshuwaikhat, Ismaila R. Abubakar, Yusuf A. Aina, Yusuf A. Adenle and Muhammad Umair
Sustainability 20179(3), 439; doi:10.3390/su9030439


Further Publications

Article: Temperature and Cardiovascular Mortality Associations in Four Southern Chinese Cities: A Time-Series Study Using a Distributed Lag Non-Linear Model
by Jixia Huang, Jing Tan and Weiwei Yu
Sustainability 20179(3), 321; doi:10.3390/su9030321

Article: Environmental Impact Analysis on Residential Building in Malaysia Using Life Cycle Assessment
by Ahmad Faiz Abd Rashid, Juferi Idris and Sumiani Yusoff
Sustainability 20179(3), 329; doi:10.3390/su9030329

Article: Environmental Law Clinics in Collaboration with Environmental NGOs in China
by Pei-Pei He, Yu-Jing Zhuang, Ying Lin and Cheng-Hui Zheng
Sustainability 20179(3), 337; doi:10.3390/su9030337


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