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Ecological Urban Restructuring Method and Action

Ecological Urban Restructuring Method and Action Cities are built thought they represent the mostmaterialised form of the relation between society and environment. Thus,in a special sense, cities worldwide have become a symbol of theenvironmental crisis, of the transformation of valuable naturalresources into waste and pollutants. Cities, however, have also alwaysbeen places of innovations. Solutions emanate from people whose livingconditions are threatened. Many signs indicate that the time is ripe forbasic changes in production and consumption processes, in peoplesattitudes and behaviour, and also in the builtup structures of cities.This article, therefore, introduces the concept of ecologicalurban restructuring. The concept was theoretically developed andempirically tested in an international comparative research project. Thethree main elements of the concept are 1 eight points of orientationas general guidelines 2 fields of action and building blocks asmethodological aids for integrated strategies 3 concept of ecologicalneighbourhood development as a concept for action on the urbanneighbourhood level. Finally, an overview is given on recent initiativesby international organisations on the topic of urban ecology. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Environmental Management and Health Emerald Publishing

Ecological Urban Restructuring Method and Action

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0956-6163
DOI
10.1108/09566169110144151
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Abstract

Cities are built thought they represent the mostmaterialised form of the relation between society and environment. Thus,in a special sense, cities worldwide have become a symbol of theenvironmental crisis, of the transformation of valuable naturalresources into waste and pollutants. Cities, however, have also alwaysbeen places of innovations. Solutions emanate from people whose livingconditions are threatened. Many signs indicate that the time is ripe forbasic changes in production and consumption processes, in peoplesattitudes and behaviour, and also in the builtup structures of cities.This article, therefore, introduces the concept of ecologicalurban restructuring. The concept was theoretically developed andempirically tested in an international comparative research project. Thethree main elements of the concept are 1 eight points of orientationas general guidelines 2 fields of action and building blocks asmethodological aids for integrated strategies 3 concept of ecologicalneighbourhood development as a concept for action on the urbanneighbourhood level. Finally, an overview is given on recent initiativesby international organisations on the topic of urban ecology.

Journal

Environmental Management and HealthEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1991

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