Urban Ecology and Transformation of Technical Infrastructure

Susanne Balslev Nielsen

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    There is a need to rethink technical infrastructure for energy and water provision and for handling sewage and solic waste due to environmental problems related to the current large-scale systems. From the authors point of view this includes a shift towards combining bottom-up strategies with top-down strategies instead of seeing such strategies as incompatible. Today´s planning practice and the momentum of the established systems require new forums for stratgic debates if urban ecology is to be included in future network management. A methodolgy is presented for structuring a debate on future sustainable systems, which includes new actors with very different viewpoints on network management in the debate on the transformation process.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Planning Studies
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)253-265
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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