On Sustainability Journal Award

The On Sustainability Journal Collection offers an annual award for newly published research or thinking that has been recognized to be outstanding by members of the On Sustainability Research Network.

Award Winner for Volume 11

Sustaining African Cities: Urban Hunger and Sustainable Development in East Africa

Africa’s urbanization rate is the highest in the world, and there is an urgent need to understand and address urban hunger—the lived reality of urban poverty and inequality. My paper seeks to highlight the centrality of urban hunger to the growing policy and development commitments to sustainable urbanism and to pro-poor inclusive growth by comparing the experiences in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Shifting the food security focus away from a single strategy of increasing food production to a broader urban food systems perspective is an important first step, followed by exploring what actual measures can and are being taken in urban Africa to address the needs of the growing populations of urban poor.

Past Award Winners

Volume 9

A Systematic Search of Trends in Rural Development Research: Type of Research, Originating Regions, and Engagement with Sustainability

Neus (Snowy) Evans, Michelle Lasen, and Komla Tsey, The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability: Annual Review, Volume 9, pp. 1-17


Volume 8

Avenue J: Lessons from the Past and from Nature to Heal Lubbock’s Future

David A. Driskill, The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability: Annual Review, Volume 8, pp.11-27


Volume 7

Incorporating Community Governance: Planning Sustainable Energy Security

Diane Costello, The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp.349-366


Volume 6

Social Sustainability and Ecotourism: Rethinking Development for Social and Environmental well-being in the Caribbean

Veronica Dujon, The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp.181-192


Volume 5

Community Sustainability and Social Justice: Whose Vision?

Diane Costello and Brian Bishop, The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.141-160