Sustainability is an essentially contested concept (Comment)

Thompson M (2011). Sustainability is an essentially contested concept (Comment). [[S.A.P.I.E.N.S]] [Online], 4.1:2011 (23 November 2011)

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Abstract

In October 2011, CFGnet (Cities as Forces for Good Network) published a Sustainability Concepts Paper: "Cities as Forces for Good in the Environment: Sustainability in the Water Sector" (Beck, 2011). Authored by chemical and environmental engineer M. Bruce Beck, this grand oeuvre addresses the Big Questions of how one might approach the re-engineering of city infrastructures, subject to the "Triple Bottom Line" of environmental benignity, economic feasibility and social legitimacy. Michael Thompson comments.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability; Cultural theory; Clumsy solution; Engineering; Plural rationality
Research Programs: Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV)
Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Bibliographic Reference: [[S.A.P.I.E.N.S]] [Online], 4.1:2011 (23 November 2011)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2016 10:16
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9720

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