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A Method for Sustainability Appraisal of Urban Visions

Abstract Over the last two decades programs and mandates to encourage and foster sustainable urban development have arisen throughout the world, as cities have emerged as key opportunity sites for sustainable development due to the compactness and localization of services and resources. In order to recognize this potential, scholars and practitioners have turned to the practice of visioning as a way to motivate actions and decision making toward a sustainable future. A "vision" is defined as desirable state in the future and scholars believe that the creation of a shared, motivational vision is the best starting point to catalyze positive and sustainable change. However, recent studies on city visions indicate that they do not offer substa... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Minowitz, Amy (Author) / Wiek, Arnim (Advisor) / Golub, Aaron (Committee member) / Pfeiffer, Deirdre (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Urban planning / Sustainability Assessment / Urban Planning / Visioning
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 52 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Sustainability 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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