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Titel (primär) Urban transformations and the idea of resource effi ciency, quality of life and resilience
Autor Kabisch, S.; Kuhlicke, C.;
Journal / Serie Built Environment
Erscheinungsjahr 2014
Department SUSOZ;
Band/Volume 40
Heft 4
Sprache englisch;
POF III (gesamt) T13;
UFZ Querschnittsthemen RU6
Abstract We consider urban transformations as fundamental, multi-dimensional alterations in urban land-use patterns, population developments, infrastructures, governance regimes as well as established values, norms and behaviours. In our understanding these multi-dimensional alterations are guided by the notions of resource-efficiency, quality of life and resilience, based on an environmental research background. The processes related to these notions are highly dynamic and non-linear. Thus, transformation is different from transition. The latter concept focuses on incremental changes within a given system. The very process of transformation is designed and understood as an experiment; this means that specific actions and interventions should be understood as the conscious testing of different options. By drawing on the contrasting pathways of urban growth and urban shrinkage, we outline some of the key concepts and refer to the diverse contexts and associated challenges to put the concepts into context.
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dauerhafte UFZ-Verlinkung http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=16424
Kabisch, S., Kuhlicke, C. (2014):
Urban transformations and the idea of resource effi ciency, quality of life and resilience
Built Environment 40 (4), 475 - 485