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Rational environmental goals and sustainable planning: Urban Regeneration and Sustainability
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4063-3219
2006 (English)In: Sustainable City IV: Urban Regeneration and Sustainability / [ed] Mander, U; Brebbia, CA; Tiezzi, E, 2006, 477-486 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In Sweden planning towards ecological sustainability starts out from a system of environmental objectives adopted by Parliament in the late 1990s. The objectives express what environmental quality society should aim for within a generation, and are designed to guide decision-making in all sectors of society. In order to form a solid basis for planning towards ecological sustainability, the objectives must meet two types of conditions. First, they must have the capacity to guide and motivate those who are responsible for their implementation. To do so each objective must satisfy a set of rationality (fimctionality) criteria for individual goals: precision, evaluability, approachability, and motivity. Second, taken together the objectives must constitute a rational (functional) operationalization of the ecological dimension of sustainable development. For this to be the case the goal system must be coherent. An application of the suggested conditions to three Swedish environmental quality objectives illustrates some of the difficulties that are associated with the Swedish system of environmental objectives and ultimately with the whole idea of using goals in environmental management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. 477-486 p.
Series
Wit Transactions On Ecology And The Environment, ISSN 1746-448X
Keyword [en]
goal setting, environmental objectives, precision, evaluability, approachability, coherence
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Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-42249DOI: 10.2495/SC060451ISI: 000240491500045Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-36249003839ISBN: 1-84564-040-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-42249DiVA: diva2:446357
Conference
4th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability Location: Tallinn, Estonia, Date: JUL 17-19, 2006
Note
QC 20111007Available from: 2011-10-07 Created: 2011-10-06 Last updated: 2014-01-21Bibliographically approved

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