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An unbalanced model for sustainable urban development
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, ISSN 1946-3138, Vol. 6, no 1, 52-64 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The issue of geographical scale in implementing sustainable urban development has not received much attention in sustainability research. Is it possible to locate sustainability efforts to one part of the city and by creating a spatial imbalance expect that these efforts gradually spread to the rest of the city? For this purpose this paper proposes a model of unbalanced sustainable development. The model is based on an old theory in development economics, namely unbalanced growth. The author contends that such a model should be suitable for many cities where the opportunities for more comprehensive city-wide sustainable development strategies are limited.

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2014. Vol. 6, no 1, 52-64 p.
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cities as ecological footprints, complementarities, induced effects, linkages, unbalanced growth, visionary models
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Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-161665DOI: 10.1080/19463138.2013.870765ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84898021485OAI: diva2:795416

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