Convergence and Divergence in Conceptualising and Planning the Sustainable City
11 May 2015
A special section of Area Volume 47, Issue 2, guest edited by Dr Andrew Harris (UCL Geography) and Dr Susan Moore (UCL Bartlett School of Planning).
Featuring contributions from UCL's Brian Garcia, Professor Matthew Gandy, Dr Susan Moore, Professor Mike Raco, Dr Elizabeth Rapoport and Professor Yvonne Rydin.
This special section navigates the contested terrain of the sustainable city and aims to develop new entry points for interdisciplinary dialogue and research. Six contributions from geography and planning critically engage with the simultaneous convergence of sustainable city visions and universal models of ‘best practice’ and the demonstrable divergence in how these visions and models are conceptualised and adopted in specific urban contexts.
The papers unpack the implications of an emphasis on models and modelling of the sustainable city in relation to masterplanning, building assessment, governance, green urbanism, pedagogy and critical urban enquiry.
Area Special Section: Convergence and Divergence in Conceptualising and Planning the Sustainable City. Guest Editors: Andrew Harris and Susan Moore
© Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) Volume 47, Issue 2 Pages 106 - 215, June 2015
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