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Urban Planning and the Contradictions of Sustainable Development

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Green cities, growing cities and just cities

  1. 1. Green Cities?Growing Cities? Just Cities?<br />Urban Planning <br />and <br />the Contradictions of Sustainable Development <br />
  2. 2. protecting the green city?<br />SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT<br />promotingthe economically growing city?<br />romantic<br />SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT<br />idealistic<br />limited modern <br />applicability<br />advocating social justice?<br />
  3. 3. The Planner's Triangle<br />Three Priorities<br /> Three Conflicts<br />
  4. 4. The property <br />conflict<br />The development <br />conflict<br />The resource<br />conflict<br />
  5. 5. Perspective 1<br />
  6. 6. consumption<br />production<br />distribution<br />innovation<br />
  7. 7. Perspective 2<br />
  8. 8. consumer of resources <br />a producer of wastes<br />
  9. 9. Perspective 3<br />
  10. 10. DISTRIBUTION of <br /> resources<br /> services<br /> opportunities<br />
  11. 11. Triangle axis 1:The property conflict<br />arises from:<br />competing claims on <br />& <br />uses of property<br />Tension is between :<br />private sector <br />& <br />social intervention<br />
  12. 12. Triangle axis 1:The property conflict<br />private interest <br /> the public good<br />
  13. 13. Triangle axis 2: The resource conflict<br />arises from:<br />exploitation of nature <br />&<br />conserve resources <br />for present and future demands<br />Tension is between :<br />economic utility <br />in industrial society <br />& <br />ecological utility <br />in the natural environment<br />
  14. 14. ecological utility <br />in the natural environment<br />economic utility <br />in industrial society <br />VS<br />
  15. 15. Triangle axis 2:The property conflict<br />developed city<br />undeveloped wilderness<br />
  16. 16. Triangle axis 3: The development conflict<br />arises from:<br />social equity <br />& <br />environmental preservation<br />Tension is between :<br />Inequitable development &<br /> protect the environment<br />
  17. 17. Triangle axis 3: The development conflict<br />How to <br />increase social equity<br /> and protect the environment simultaneously, whether in a steady-state economy or not ?<br />haves<br /> have-nots<br />How could <br />those at the bottom of society <br />find greater economic opportunity <br />if environmental protection <br />mandates diminished economic growth?<br />
  18. 18. The property <br />conflict<br />The development <br />conflict<br />Green, Profitable and Fair<br />(Sustainable Development)<br />The resource<br />conflict<br />
  19. 19. The Path Towards Sustainable Development<br /><ul><li>How are you going to get there?
  20. 20. What are the negative consequences?</li></li></ul><li>The Task Ahead for Planners:<br />Seeking Sustainable Development within the Triangle of Planning Conflicts<br />Green, Profitable and Fair<br />(Sustainable Development)<br />
  21. 21. understand opponent's interests and values<br />express fundamental conflicts of interest<br />!imbalance of power<br />Procedural Paths : Conflict Negotiation<br />
  22. 22. Procedural Paths: Redefine the Language of Conflict<br />Assisting to understand others priorities and reasoning<br />!One language will dominate the debate<br />
  23. 23. Conceptual level<br />Words to be understandable by others<br />Empirical level<br />data collection<br />Integrate different analysis scales<br />Procedural Paths: Redefine the Language of Conflict<br />Social <br />word<br />Environmental <br />language<br />Economic<br /> vocabulary<br />
  24. 24. Other Procedural Paths<br />Political pluralism<br />Develop market mechanisms<br />
  25. 25. Merging the Substantive and Procedural<br />Combining strategies<br />Caution!<br />Not In My Back Yard<br />"My side will win, so why compromise?“<br />"I don't care" <br />
  26. 26. Planners: Leaders or Followers?<br />TAKE THE LEAD in resolving such conflicts<br />IF NOT, must exploit those areas of conflict where they have the greatest leverage and expertise<br />seeking to resolve both environmental and economic equity issues at once<br />
  27. 27. “Planners will have to decide whether they want to remain outside the conflict and act as MEDIATORS, or jump into the fray and PROMOTE their OWN visions of ecological-economic development, sustainable or otherwise. “<br />Both planning behaviors are needed. <br />
  28. 28. THANKS FOR LISTENING AND WELCOM YOUR COMMENTS!<br />

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