Sous la direction de Lindblad (J.), Metzger (J.)

Dilemmas of Sustainable Urban Development

A View from Practice

Routledge, juillet 2020, 254 pages.

5 juillet 2020 / Livres

"Dilemmas of Sustainable Urban Development offers valuable insights into a difficult line of work whose practice inevitably requires a confrontation with fundamental conflicts between divergent goals, and therefore also demands difficult choices and compromises. With contributions from leading academics and expert practitioners, this book provides readers with diverse international case studies which highlight and examine the concrete challenges of practicing sustainable urban development."

"The examples in this book touch upon all aspects of sustainable urban development work, from City Hall to the local park. All of the cases unfold in their own specific contexts under particular circumstances—but from each one of them there are general lessons that can be used to inform practice. This book is essential reading for anyone who is active as a student, researcher, or practitioner in the field of urban development."


  • Introduction : "A practice-centered approach to dilemmas of sustainable urban development", Jonathan Metzger & Jenny Lindblad
  • Chapter 1. Law : "Sustainable Development in English planning law : Golden Thread or Black Swan", Sue Chadwick
  • Chapter 2. Politics : "Who stands up for the ecology ? The politics of sustainable land use in Stockholm", Sabina Edelman
  • Chapter 3. Concretization : "Sustainability in city management and urban planning in Gothenburg : from vague vision to social inclusion activities", Petra Adolfsson and Sara Brorström
  • Chapter 4. Strategy : "What is more important than getting things done ? Learning from Sustainable Sydney 2030", Martin Kornberger
  • Chapter 5. Best practice : "Best-Practices : Contradictions of the ‘Green City’ in Germany", Samuel Mössner & Rob Krueger
  • Chapter 6. Mobility : "Promises of intermodality for sustainable mobility in Bordeaux", Patrice Godier & Guy Tapie
  • Chapter 7. Complexities : "Construction sites of sustainable low carbon transition in Paris : snapshots of internal organization, energy plans and technical infrastructure", Jonathan Rutherford & Sylvère Angot
  • Chapter 8. Values : "Valuing sustainability in Bordeaux : should the lawn be mowed ?" , Jenny Lindblad
  • Chapter 9. Programming : "Programming urban transitions in practice", Jonas Bylund
  • Chapter 10. Evidence : "Evidence-based urban development : beyond the urban anecdotes ?", Magnus Johansson & Joakim Forsemalm
  • Chapter 11. Smart : "Climate-Smart Cities : A corporate takeover of urban environmental governance in Malmö ?", Darcy Parks
  • Chapter 12. Ownership : "Delivering sustainable development : landownership and accountability in Cambridge city", Sophia Peacock & Phil Allmendinger
  • Chapter 13. Tools : "Realizing the vision of a socially inclusive RiverCity", Jacob Lindkvist, Kristian Käll & Anders Svensson
  • Chapter 14. Commons : "Producing collaborative sustainable urban development : experiences of water management in Bangalore, India", Hita Unnikrishnan, Vanesa Castán Broto & Harini Nagendra
  • Chapter 15. Expectations : "Hope and despair : professionals’ struggle to navigate multiple planning ideas in a public-private collaboration in Gothenburg", Mari Kågström
  • Chapter 16. Concluding commentary : "Will sustainability be replaced by resilience, and if so, why ?", Barbara Czarniawska

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