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Selecting Programs for Urban Transformations Towards Sustainability

Abstract Despite widespread acknowledgement of the need for transformation towards sustainability, the majority of cities appear stuck in incremental change instead of far-reaching, radical change. While there are numerous obstacles to transformational change, one critical aspect is the process of selecting impactful sustainability programs. The unique and complex nature of sustainability suggests a different approach is needed to program selection than is normal. But, to what extent are cities adapting selection processes in response to sustainability and what effect does this have on sustainable urban transformation? Could there be a more effective process to select programs with greater transformational potential? This dissertation investigates t... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Forrest, Nigel (Author) / Wiek, Arnim (Advisor) / Melnick, Rob (Committee member) / Schugurensky, Daniel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Urban planning / Public administration / Decision Support / Process Framework / Sustainability Program Selection / Sustainable Urban Transformation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 111 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Sustainability 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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