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Constructing sustainable urban futures: from models to competing pathways, impact assessment and project appraisal

Guy, S and Marvin, S 2001, 'Constructing sustainable urban futures: from models to competing pathways, impact assessment and project appraisal' , Journal of the International Association for Impact Assessment, 19 (2) , pp. 131-139.

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    Abstract

    This paper begins to build a conceptual framework that acknowledges the multiplicity of pathways towards different sustainable futures that often co-exist within a single city. There are three stages to the argument: the shift from the concept of a singular towards multiple models of what the sustainable city might become; the rejection of the simplistic use of models and the development of competing pathways to sustainable cities; and the recognition that a wide diversity of sustainable urban futures are likely to co-exist within a single city. The analytical framework of social constructivist theory developed here usefully demonstrates the contingent and contextual nature of technological innovation and building design.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF)
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the International Association for Impact Assessment
    Publisher: Beech Tree Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1461-5517
    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2011 14:04
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:02
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16898

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