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Sustainability and urban settlements: urban metabolism as a framework for achieving sustainable development

Goonetilleke, Ashantha, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Lee, Shinyi (2011) Sustainability and urban settlements: urban metabolism as a framework for achieving sustainable development. In Yigitcanlar, Tan & Fachinelli, Ana Cristina (Eds.) Summit Proceedings of the 4th Knowledge Cities World Summit, The World Capital Institute and Ibero-American Community for Knowledge Systems , Bento Goncalves, Brazil, pp. 152-158.

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Abstract

Urban settlements, with their role as economic and governance nerve centres, are rapidly expanding in size and in consumption of resources, and consequently have significant impacts on the environment. The transition to an ‘eco-city’ - an urban settlement that adopts the goals and principles in the urban metabolism model - needs to occur to meet the challenges posed by a multitude of pressures including population growth, climate change and resource depletion. Thus, the adoption and integration of ‘sustainable development’ into the management of urban growth is one of the most critical governance issues for urban settlements. A framework in which sustainable development can be achieved is through the lenses of the established theoretical concept of ‘urban metabolism’. The key facet of the proposed ‘Integrated Urban Metabolism Framework’ is the provision of a platform whereby different fields can appreciate, absorb and learn from other areas, to increase the understanding of where each and every one of the pieces fit together in order to create a larger, holistic approach to the currently stagnant problem of unsustainable development.

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ID Code: 46730
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Sustainable Urban Settlements, Sustainable Development, Urban Metabolism, Integrated Urban Metabolism Framework
ISBN: 978-1-921887-15-3
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified (120599)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The World Capital Institute and Ibero-American Community for Knowledge Systems.
Deposited On: 01 Nov 2011 10:53
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2012 23:20

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