Nancy Duxbury

Nancy Duxbury
University of Coimbra | UC · Centre for Social Studies

PhD

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Introduction
Senior Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal. Member of the European Expert Network on Culture. Principal Investigator for a major research and demonstration project on creative tourism in Portugal - “CREATOUR: Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas” (2016-2019). Other research has examined culture in local sustainable development; culture-based development models in smaller communities; and cultural mapping.
Additional affiliations
March 2016 - present
University of Waterloo
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  • Professor (Associate)
July 2009 - present
University of Coimbra
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  • Researcher
September 2005 - present
Simon Fraser University
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (116)
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Many are the hurdles and dilemmas confronting the tourism industry in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the epicenter of a global upheaval which has exacerbated the already impending threats of the environmental and climate crisis. As never before, this is the time for serious re-evaluation of the tourism sector, and for the redesign of previous m...
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O projeto CREATOUR funcionou como fase de investigação e desenvolvimento, com vista à catalisação de uma rede de promotores de turismo criativo que, a nível local, mas simultaneamente conectados a nível nacional, trabalharam na conceção, projeção, testagem e implementação da sua oferta em cidades de pequena dimensão e zonas rurais de todo o país. O...
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O livro "CREATOUR: Catalisando o turismo criativo em cidades de pequena dimensão e em áreas rurais", resulta do trabalho desenvolvido no âmbito do projeto CREATOUR, que envolveu cinco centros de investigação e 40 organizações que conceberam e implementaram projetos-piloto de turismo criativo em quatro regiões do país: Norte, Centro, Alentejo e Alga...
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The Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra invites you to participate in an exciting new summer school, Cultural Mapping and Connecting with Place. This 5-day intensive summer school offers a unique opportunity to learn how to design and conduct cultural mapping projects, enabling participants to enhance their knowledge on cultural...
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A great diversity of definitions of creative tourists exist, ranging from those who refer to visitors of dance, art, or handicraft workshops, to those who include people who take up temporary artistic resi�dences to practice their creative expression and develop their art forms. In recent decades, we have observed the emergence of a new genera...
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Please join us for a Book Launch on 9-10 December 2021 for Creative Tourism: Activating Cultural Resources and Engaging Creative Travellers (eds. Nancy Duxbury, Sara Albino, Cláudia Pato de Carvalho), published by CABI. This book provides a synthesis of current research and international best practice, covering types of creative tourist, trends, de...
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In this chapter, we briefly outline what we envision as 12 major trajectories in creative tourism, organized into four general categories: taking home creative skills as well as souvenirs, finding space for creativity, cultivating meaningful travel, and connecting with creative networks and hubs.
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This book provides a synthesis of current research and international best practice in the emerging field of creative tourism. Including knowledge, insights, and reflections from both practitioners and researchers, it covers types of creative tourist, trends, designing and implementing creative tourism products, embedding activities in a community a...
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O estado sobre o turismo nas áreas não-metropolitanas de Portugal Continental requer um conhecimento mais eficiente para responder aos objetivos de coesão territorial e social, requeridos pelo Plano Estratégico Nacional do Turismo 2027. Como metodologia foram utilizados dados secundários oriundos de estudos publicados nas plataformas Travel BI e SI...
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This is the third of a series of three International Creative Tourism Webinars in Spring 2021 within the umbrella of CREATOUR International. Conceived as “global conversations,” the webinars aim to create a platform for connecting research and practice in a spirit of co-learning. As we look forward to “re-emergence” phases of social life and trave...
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This is the second of a series of three International Creative Tourism Webinars in Spring 2021 within the umbrella of CREATOUR International. Conceived as “global conversations,” the webinars aim to create a platform for connecting creative tourism research and practice in a spirit of co-learning. Each webinar will bring together practitioners and...
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Cultural Sustainability, Tourism and Development considers how tourism provides a lens to examine issues of cultural sustainability and change. It discusses how cultural and natural assets, artistic interventions, place identity, policy strategies, and community well-being are intertwined in (re)articulations of place and local dynamics that occur...
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Conceived as “global conversations,” the webinars aim to create a platform for connecting creative tourism research and practice in a spirit of co-learning. We are presenting a series of three webinars: April 1, May 6, and June 3. Each webinar will bring together practitioners and researchers, and feature guests from creative tourism and allied are...
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Book Description Cultural Sustainability, Tourism and Development considers how tourism provides a lens to examine issues of cultural sustainability and change. It discusses how cultural and natural assets, artistic interventions, place identity, policy strategies, and community well-being are intertwined in (re)articulations of place and local dyn...
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A humanistic paradigm framework is used to examine leading practices in contemporary creative tourism, with a particular focus on the rural and small-city context. These experiences are drawn from a research-and-application project, CREATOUR, which catalyzed a network of 40 creative-tourism initiatives in Portugal. Focusing on eight initiatives, it...
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This book provides a synthesis of current research and international best practice, including practitioner perspectives and a range of case study examples. It covers types of creative tourist, trends, designing and implementing creative tourism products, embedding activities in a community and place, and addressing sustainability challenges.
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This book provides a synthesis of current research and international best practice, including practitioner perspectives and a range of case study examples. It covers types of creative tourist, trends, designing and implementing creative tourism products, embedding activities in a community and place, and addressing sustainability challenges.
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This book provides a synthesis of current research and international best practice, including practitioner perspectives and a range of case study examples. It covers types of creative tourist, trends, designing and implementing creative tourism products, embedding activities in a community and place, and addressing sustainability challenges.
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This book provides a synthesis of current research and international best practice, including practitioner perspectives and a range of case study examples. It covers types of creative tourist, trends, designing and implementing creative tourism products, embedding activities in a community and place, and addressing sustainability challenges.
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Creative tourism is a relatively new field of research with most attention directed to creative tourism activities in large cities. Little research has been conducted on creative tourism development strategies in extra-metropolitan contexts. The CREATOUR project aimed to improve understanding of the processes (under different conditions and situati...
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Two new publications based on the CREATOUR research-and-application project - for practitioners and for policy-developers! Available in English and Portuguese versions. https://www.ces.uc.pt/en/agenda-noticias/destaques/2020/como-regenerar-comunidades-e-lugares-aliando #creatour #creativetourism #portugal #cultura #culture #heritagetourism #resea...
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This article reports on the themes and trajectories of a multidisciplinary and international literature. It reveals how cultural and creative work in rural and remote areas has largely been examined and articulated through three storylines: (1) cultural vitality, that is, culture as a resource for community development; (2) the 'rural creative clas...
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The documentary “creatour.pt - creative tourism in Portugal” was developed to provide an inspiring and informative profile of Creative Tourism development in small cities and rural areas, as explored and implemented within the CREATOUR research-and-application project in Portugal. We feel it may be a useful complement for tourism courses internatio...
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Although cultural tourists increasingly seek to experience cultural events actively and to directly engage in creative activities, empirical knowledge about the creative tourist remains limited. This study aims to characterize the motivations and profile of creative tourists. The data was collected through a survey of participants in creative touri...
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Cultural mapping is a mode of inquiry and a methodological tool that aims to make visible the ways local stories, practices, relationships, memories, and rituals constitute places as meaningful locations. Although there is still a fuzziness to the boundaries of this field, cultural mapping has generally evolved along two main branches: The first be...
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This article analyses the managerial practices implemented by international organisations that provide platforms for promoting and carrying out creative tourism activities and workshops. The methodology of this research was conducted in four phases. The first phase consisted of Internet-based research to identify organisations involved in creative...
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Índice 4 Preface 5 About CREATOUR Basic principles 9 What is creative tourism? A retrospective view 13 How to Boost Creativity / Be Creative 15 Why creative tourism cannot be disconnected from culture? 18 Pillars of Creative Tourism 20 Tourism in Small Cities and Rural Areas The CREATOUR Experience 24 CREATOUR: a theoretical-practical approach 26 O...
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The term cultural mapping refers to both an interdisciplinary field of research, encompassing an array of approaches used in diverse contexts as a tool and method of inquiry, organization, and presentation; and an insight-generating praxis, as a participatory planning and development tool embedded in “communal engagement and the creation of spaces...
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p>O Projeto CREATOUR funcionou como fase de investigação e desenvolvimento, com vista à catalisação de uma rede de promotores de turismo criativo que, a nível local, mas simultaneamente conectados a nível nacional, trabalharam na conceção, projeção, testagem e implementação da sua oferta em cidades de pequena dimensão e zonas rurais de todo o País....
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to address the gaps in research on strategic planning for the social impacts of small-scale events in rural areas and small cities. This is achieved by investigating the social utility inferred by small-scale art festivals with a creative tourism element in terms of increasing social capital and positive social...
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The culumlative bibliography of the book A Research Agenda for Creative Tourism (2019) edited by Nancy Duxbury and Greg Richards
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Within tourism research, there has been little attention to research–practice knowledge exchange during the research process nor to practice-based research. This article examines a research-and-application project on creative tourism in which research–practice collaboration is explicitly foregrounded and made central. Through a reflexive process, t...
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The Guide identifies 16 most significant cultural organisations contributing to social and environmental change in Portugal. In addition to the Directory, the guide also features 2 essays: one on Regenerating Sustainability Through Community-Led Initiatives by Gil Penha-Lopes and Tom Henfrey; the other by Nancy Duxbury, Thoughts on Future Direction...
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Original and thought-provoking, this book investigates how creative experiences, interactions, and place-specific dynamics and contexts combine to give shape to the expanding field of creative tourism across the globe. Exploring the evolution of research in this field, the authors investigate pathways for future research that advance conceptual que...
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Addressing the theme of how sustainable rural futures can be realized by considering 21st century realities, this paper presents a unique project on the future of rural economic development and social cohesion through the initiation of creative tourism products in rural areas and small cities. The promotion of crafts to fuel rural socio-economic de...
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Por todo o mundo, os/as académicos/as tentam entrar na corrida para dar visibilidade e reconhecimento à sua produção científica de forma a construírem carreiras internacionais. Investigadores/as em início de carreira podem sentir-se perdidos/as enquanto são pressionados/as a publicar muito, rápido e em edições de elevado prestígio académico. Como p...
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This book explores the ways cultural mapping techniques can be applied via a range of artistic forms and practices across different social, cultural, political and spatial contexts. It analyzes the potential of cultural mapping as a mode of practice-led research, providing theoretically informed discussion around the relationship between spatial kn...
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The concept of sustainable development is commonly divided into environmental, economic, social and cultural dimensions. While a variety of international actors have declared the importance of culture in sustainable development, jointly articulating this clearly has been difficult. For example, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were ado...
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Purpose: Given limited research about how artisans become integrated into tourism, this paper investigates the emergence of artisan entrepreneur-mediators who link artisans to tourism in rural areas and small cities in Portugal. Using social embeddedness as a conceptual framework, this paper views artisan entrepreneur-mediators as existing within a...
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The rise of the ‘experience economy’ (Pine and Gilmore, 1998) has led to the recognition of experiences as intrinsically embodying economic (and other) value. In the tourism context, this translated into a focus on creating memorable and unique events and activities, initially designed as ‘staged experiences’. However, in a ‘prosumer’ culture with...
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In recent years, tourism in Portugal has grown exponentially and it is currently one of the main drivers of the Portuguese economy. While all regions report visitors and offer various ‘attraction’ activities, historic sites, and beautiful locales, tourism still remains heavily concentrated in the large cities of Lisbon and Porto as well as the trad...
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This paper investigates the relevance of citizens’ engagement in cultural processes and the implications of this participation on local sustainability using Pamela, a medium-sized city in Portugal, as a case study.
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Introduction to a special issue on "Cultural Policies for Sustainable Development."
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Cultural Policies for Sustainable Development (hardback) Edited by Anita Kangas, Nancy Duxbury, Christiaan De Beukelaer, 2018 Routledge The concept of sustainable development is commonly divided into environmental, economic, social and cultural dimensions. While a variety of international actors have declared the importance of culture in sustainab...
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In the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015, the role of culture is limited. We argue that culture’s absence is rooted in the longue durée of interplay among theoretical and policy debates on culture in sustainable development and on cultural policy since the midtwentieth century. In response to variations in concepts...
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Introduction: Mapping Cultural Intangibles Authors: Alys Longley and Nancy Duxbury Cultural Mapping as a Development Tool Author: Raquel Freitas Measuring the non-Measurable: On Mapping Subjectivities in Urban Research Author: Darko Radović Mapping the Pig Tale Journey: A Multidisciplinary Design Framework for Cultural Mapping in an Old Abattoir...
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Available: http://www.agenda21culture.net/images/a21c/articles/documentos/Culture_SD_cities.pdf Examining “why must culture be at the heart of sustainable urban development?“, the paper strongly contributes to the acknowledgment of culture as a central element in the paradigm of sustainable cities. Inspired by the three models for Culture and Sust...
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p>Table of Contents for Special Double Issue on Cultural Mapping in Planning and Development Contexts Résumé: Table des matières du numéro spécial portant sur la cartographie culturelle dans le contexte du développement et de la planification.</p
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An introduction to the special double issue on cultural mapping in planning and development contexts. Résumé: Introduction du numéro spécial portant sur la cartographie culturelle dans le contexte du développement et de la planification.
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Internationally, cultural mapping is being used to investigate, “visualize” and facilitate the planning and management of the cultural dimensions of a community within planning processes. In this context, cultural mapping is a useful tool that can produce a multi-layered picture of the strengths, gaps, characteristics, and special features in the c...
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•Background on Integrated Community Sustainability Plans (ICSPs) in Canada •General assessment of cultural indicators in sustainability context •Specific examination of cultural indicator efforts in 102 communities •Conclusions
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This edited collection provides an introduction to the emerging interdisciplinary field of cultural mapping, offering a range of perspectives that are international in scope. Cultural mapping is a mode of inquiry and a methodological tool in urban planning, cultural sustainability, and community development that makes visible the ways local stories...
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This special issue of Hyperrhiz uses the phrase cultural mapping to describe both a practice and an emerging interdisciplinary field. With multiple roots extending through theory and diverse areas of practice, from artistic inquiry to community planning, cultural mapping reflects the spatial and placed-based research in cultural and artistic studie...
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European cities are contributing to the development of a more sustainable urban system that is capable of coping with economic crises, ecological challenges and social disparities in different nation-states and regions throughout Europe. This book reveals in a pluralistic way how European cities are generating new approaches to their sustainable de...
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Since 2006, hundreds of communities in Canada have produced Integrated Community Sustainability Plans, based on a four-pillar model of sustainability and developed in consultation with residents and stakeholders. These community-based experiments have developed models, knowledge, and insights about the place of culture in local sustainability. Both...
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In July and August 2013, O Teatrão, a Coimbra-based theatre company, presented the project Arruin-ados, comprising three theatre performances in three abandoned spaces (‘ruins’), one in each of three cities in the Centre region of Portugal located along the Mondego River: Coimbra, Montemor-o-Velho, and Figueira da Foz. Developed through a community...
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It should be obvious that culture matters to sustainable development. Yet almost 30 years after the Brundtland report ‘Our Common Future’ the incorporation of culture into sustainability debates seems to remain a great challenge, both scientifically and politically. There have been some recent attempts to bring culture into sustainability, by trans...
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Articles (open access) available here: http://hyperrhiz.io/hyperrhiz12/ TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: Mapping Culture Multimodally - Nancy Duxbury and Craig Saper Augmented maps Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos - A public artwork by John Craig Freeman with critical commentary by Jessica Auchter 'Time Window Weimar': Students Map thei...
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Culture has become the ‘fourth pillar’ of sustainability in many communities, and the rise of the sustainability paradigm alters the context of efforts to measure cultural change and ‘progress’. In attempts to integrate culture into local sustainability planning processes and systems, cultural indicators seem to play a central role. However, a sign...
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On 15 May 2014, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Global City Indicators Facility (GCIF) launched the first official international standards on city metrics — ISO 37120 Sustainable Development of Communities: Indicators for City Services and Quality of Life. Cited as ‘an international standard for cities created by ci...
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•Background on our research on Integrated Community Sustainability Plans in Canada (ICSPs) •Conceptualizing local planning systems •Bringing culture in – highlights from our research •Bridging research and practice – strengths and limitations •Toward possible futures 2
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https://theconversation.com/real-sustainable-development-requires-change-through-culture-32121
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In Canada, government initiatives for the measurement of cultural value can be traced to the 1949 Royal Commission on National Development in Arts, Letters and Sciences, and later evolved to include more empirical measurement with the Culture Statistics Program (1972) as well as research into the social dimensions of cultural investment. In 2009, S...
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ABSTRACT: The paper proposes a three-part system of cultural governance for sustainable cities: culturally sensitive sustainability governance processes and structures, a cultural lens on all public policies/decisions and a sustainability approach to cultural policy/planning and governance. RESUM: Aquest article proposa un sistema tripartit de gov...
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PDF of chapter available here: http://www.ces.uc.pt/myces/UserFiles/livros/1097_Global_Cultural_Governance_Policy_Duxbury-Jeannotte_2013.pdf
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How can innovative artistic animation of public spaces contribute to building more sustainable cities? Artistic practices, interventions in shared public space, and public engagement strategies can catalyze public participation to the urgent task of transforming our cities and communities into more sustainable places. This international collection...
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While there is growing international policy attention to the place of culture in sustainability, and ‘four pillar’ local sustainability planning frameworks such as Canada’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plans encourage communities to integrate culture into local sustainability planning, both conceptual and pragmatic issues challenge these eff...
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In 2005, the federal government introduced a requirement that Canadian communities develop Integrated Community Sustainability Plans (ICSPs) in order to access Gas Tax money. These plans were to be based on a four-pillar model of sustainability that included not only environmental responsibility, but also economic health, social equity and cultural...