Consumption and Needs

Jeppe Læssøe

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    The contribution takes its point of departure in the relation between the many resource savings initiatives and the lack of interest for the growth in consumption. It argues that what we make up on the roundabouts, we risk to loose on the swings. In order to prevent that it reveals some of the cultural and psychological dynamics behind the need for increased consumption i modern societies. It implies discussions of the fallback from citizen to consumer, the trend toward individualization and the experience of lack of time. The point is that urban ecology has to be revised in order to take th socio-cultural and life qualitative demands into account. As a conclusion the author outlines some ideals with regard to how to integrate human the dimension in urban ecological design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe city as an organism
    Place of PublicationCopenhagen
    PublisherThe Danish Organization for Renewable Energy
    Publication date1996
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    EventThe City as an organism - Copenhagen
    Duration: 1 Jan 1996 → …


    ConferenceThe City as an organism
    Period01/01/1996 → …

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