|Between 1991 and 1994, four International Summer Seminars on
Sustainable Development and the Future of Cities were organized at the
Bauhaus Dessau, Germany. Close to 160 participants from more than seventy
countries of all world regions, from all age groups between 19 and 79,
from many disciplines, professions and career phases worked together.
The seminar series was a part of the cooperation programme between the
Bauhaus and the Centre for European Studies, Trier University. The
programme received financial support from UNESCO, from the German
Commission for UNESCO, from the German Federal Ministry for Education and
Science, the Friedrich Ebert-Foundation, the Bauhaus, and a number of
The first seminar (1991) emphasized problems of public
planning capacity; the second (1992) discussed problems of global
economics and their impacts on urban and regional areas; the third (1993)
covered practical strategies of implementing sustainable development
policies; and the fourth (1994) was on specific cultural and historical
aspects of urban sustainability.
Almost all the material collected for
this volume has been presented and discussed at these seminars.
Bernd Hamm and
Pandurang K. Muttagi
Concepts, Theories, Problems
Understanding Sustainable Development
William E. Rees
Sustainable Development - A Third World Perspective
Sustainability Problems and Historical Transitions - A Description
in Terms of Changes in Metabolism and Colonization Strategies
Marina Fischer-Kowalski and Helmut Haberl
The New Politics of Environmental Governance: Sustainable
Development on the Way to the Next Millennium?
Challenges to Sustainability: Risk Perceptions by 'Lay People' and
Property Rights as a Tool for Desirable Development
The Future of Mega-cities: Planning Implication for a More
The New Politics of Environmental Governance Environmental
Sustainability and Life in the City: A Challenge for the Design
Local Self-Government for Sustainable Development: The
Alex B. Brillantes
Sustainable Development in Developing Societies: The Case of
Planning Sustainable Urban Development under Post-communist Conditions
Sustainable Development or Loss of Cultural Urban Identity?
Sustainable Urban Management: Opportunities and Risks of Information
Ulrike Weiland and Lorenz Hilty
Sustainable Communities: Planning for the 21st Century
William E. Rees and Mark Roseland
Sustainable Development in Developing Societies: The Case of Isfahan
Sustainable Development in Urban Design: A Northern Aspect
Katowice - Economic Structure and Sustainable Development
Irena Jedrzejczyk and Inge Osthoff
The Messages of Folk Architecture
Ecological Urban Development: An Experiment in Active Learning
The AuthorsAlex Brillantes is director of the Local Government
Academy, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Manila,
Marina Fischer-Kowalski teaches sociology at the Inter-University
Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Continuing Education, Vienna,
Nikolai Genov is professor of sociology and head of the Department of
Global and Regional Development in the Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian
Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Miroslav Grochowski teaches geography at the European Institute for
Regional and Local Development, University of Warsaw, Poland.
Helmut Haberl, Inter-University Institute for Interdisciplinary
Research and Continuing Education, Vienna, Austria.
Bernd Hamm is professor of sociology and director of the Centre for
European Studies, University of Trier, Germany.
Lorenz Hilty is assistant professor of informatics, University of
Irena Jedrzejczyk is assistant professor of ecological economics at the
Economic Academy of Katowice, Poland.
On-kwok Lai is professor with the Department of Political Science and
Public Policy, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Peter Marcuse is a lawyer who teaches urban planning at Columbia
University, New York, USA.
Charles Middleton is professor at the Department of Architectural
Science and Landscape Architecture, Ryerson Polytechnic University,
Pandurang K. Muttagi was, before retirement, professor of sociology and
head of the Urban Research Unit at the Tata Institute for Social Sciences,
Inge Osthoff is a doctoral student at the University of Paderborn,
Ljubinko Pusic teaches sociology and futures studies at the University
of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia.
William E. Rees, a biologist and ecological economist, is, director of
the School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British
Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Mark Roseland is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Community and
Regional Planning, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Salah El-Shakhs is professor with the Department of Urban Planning and
Policy Development, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ, USA.
Arne Tarumaa is professor at the Department of Architecture, University
of Oulu, Finland.
Jadranka Veselic-Bruvo is an architect and advisor to the Bureau for
Development Planning and Protection of the Environment, City of Zagreb,
Ulrike Weiland is associate professor, Institute of Management in
Environmental Planning, Berlin Technical University, Germany.
Asghar Zarrabi is professor and vice-chancellor of the University of
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