Exploring aspects of urban sustainability and the use of tools in Europe

Jesper Ole Jensen, Morten Elle

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Abstract

This paper explores the different aspects of urban sustainability that are embedded in the PETUS cases and the different ways tools are being used – and not used – in the cases. The PETUS cases illustrate the diversity and the complexity of projects aiming for urban sustainability in Europe. The cases operate on different scales and in different sectors – or attempt to be cross-sector (holistic). The case study comprises of both projects – limited in time and space – and policies for urban sustainability. There are many good examples on tools having provided more sustainable urban infrastructure, for instance through evaluations, that motivates actors to improve the project or policy, or by tools opening for using sustainable solutions by involving new types of actors in the decision-making process. In most of the cases, a number of tools are used. When tools are used in practice means that they are adapted to fit the context, social as physical. This means that the tools are not necessarily used in its "pure" or intended form; elements from the original might not be used, others might be added, procedures might be changed etc. In this way, the tool is being developed through its practical use.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2005
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventPETUS-conference: Building a sustainable future : Tools and decision making for sustainable urban development - Cardiff
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …

Conference

ConferencePETUS-conference: Building a sustainable future : Tools and decision making for sustainable urban development
CityCardiff
Period01/01/2005 → …

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