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The Future of Sustainable Cities: Critical Reflections

John Flint and Mike Raco

Abstract

The sudden onset of the credit crunch in 2008 and the subsequent recession in many national economies has opened up significant new challenges for policy makers and communities in cities across the world. The assumptions that underpinned planning systems and sustainability strategies during the 1990s and 2000s have been rapidly undermined as welfare states are downsized and the availability of private sector investment becomes more limited. This book investigates how the meanings and politics of urban sustainability are now being radically rethought in the wake of crisis. Chapters provide up-t ... More

Keywords: cities, economic crisis, environment, governance, planning, social justice, sustainability, urban policy, urban politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847426673
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847426673.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Flint, editor

Mike Raco, editor

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