The everyday dynamic in space and place

Po Keung Eric TSANG, Margaret E. ROBERTSON

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Abstract

Global changes of the past decade have signaled a process of reordering of our social structures with associated ecological transitions from traditional spaces and places to evolving landscapes. The new landscapes are simultaneously local and global. Citizens are using technologies that connect with powerful data bases which provide them with unprecedented powers. Used wisely these new found powers can bring about significant improvements to the lives of people living in local communities. Health, education, and work opportunities are recognized indicators of enhanced well-being. The missing element not considered is the narrative needed to facilitate sustainable outcomes. Renewed focus on the everyday lived lives of people locally helps build capacity for the futures we face. Copyright © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Singapore.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEveryday knowledge, education and sustainable futures: Transdisciplinary approaches in the Asia/Pacific region
EditorsMargaret ROBERTSON , Po Keung Eric TSANG
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages255-258
ISBN (Print)9789811002144, 9789811002168
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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global change
social structure
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everyday life
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citizen
narrative
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health
community
education

Citation

Tsang, P. K. E., & Robertson, M. (2016). The everyday dynamic in space and place. In M. Robertson, & E. Tsang (Eds.), Everyday knowledge, education and sustainable futures: Transdisciplinary approaches in the Asia/Pacific region (pp. 255-258). Singapore: Springer.

Keywords

  • Global change
  • Digital technologies
  • Personal power
  • Well-being
  • Futures