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Sustainable Development and the Future of Cities


Edited by
BERND HAMM
PANDURANG K. MUTTAGI




Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.
© 1998 Centre for European Studies

ISBN 81-204-1233-8


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 other sources.
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.


Contents

Introduction
Bernd Hamm and Pandurang K. Muttagi
 

Part I
Concepts, Theories, Problems

Understanding Sustainable Development
William E. Rees

Sustainable Development - A Third World Perspective
P.K. Muttagi

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?
On-Kwok Lai

Challenges to Sustainability: Risk Perceptions by 'Lay People' and Experts
Nikolai Genov

Property Rights as a Tool for Desirable Development
Peter Marcuse

The Future of Mega-cities: Planning Implication for a More Sustainable Development
Salah El-Shakhs
 

Part II
Regional Perspectives

The New Politics of Environmental Governance Environmental Sustainability and Life in the City: A Challenge for the Design Professions
Charles Middleton

Local Self-Government for Sustainable Development: The Philippines
Alex B. Brillantes

Sustainable Development in Developing Societies: The Case of Planning Sustainable Urban Development under Post-communist Conditions
Miroslaw Grochowski

Sustainable Development or Loss of Cultural Urban Identity?
Ljubinko Pusic
 

Part III
Local Answers

Sustainable Urban Management: Opportunities and Risks of Information Technology
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 Region
Asghar Zarrabi

Sustainable Development in Urban Design: A Northern Aspect
Aarne Tarumaa

Katowice - Economic Structure and Sustainable Development
Irena Jedrzejczyk and Inge Osthoff

The Messages of Folk Architecture
Jadranka Veselic-Bruvo

Ecological Urban Development: An Experiment in Active Learning
Bernd Hamm


The Authors

Alex Brillantes is director of the Local Government Academy, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Manila, Philippines.

Marina Fischer-Kowalski teaches sociology at the Inter-University Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Continuing Education, Vienna, Austria.

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 Hamburg, Germany.

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, Toronto, Canada.

Pandurang K. Muttagi was, before retirement, professor of sociology and head of the Urban Research Unit at the Tata Institute for Social Sciences, Bombay, India.

Inge Osthoff is a doctoral student at the University of Paderborn, Germany.

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, Croatia.

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 Isfahan, Iran.


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