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Urban sustainable development from a place-based and a system-based approach: Case study Malmö

Andrén, Sabina LU (2009) International Conference City Futures 09
Abstract
This paper discusses urban sustainable development by comparing two approaches: a place-based sustainability approach which focuses the direct and often production based impacts on a region, and a system-based approach which reveals the indirect and consumption based effects of globalised patterns of production, consumption and trade. Malmö, a small/middle-sized city in Sweden, is used as a case study. While many improvements have been made in the local environment the big challenge is the fact that Malmö, as well as other modern urban regions, has a large and globally dispersed Ecological footprint. That is, in the course of modernization and deindustrialisation of many European cities, the ecological (and social) burden from a continued... (More)
This paper discusses urban sustainable development by comparing two approaches: a place-based sustainability approach which focuses the direct and often production based impacts on a region, and a system-based approach which reveals the indirect and consumption based effects of globalised patterns of production, consumption and trade. Malmö, a small/middle-sized city in Sweden, is used as a case study. While many improvements have been made in the local environment the big challenge is the fact that Malmö, as well as other modern urban regions, has a large and globally dispersed Ecological footprint. That is, in the course of modernization and deindustrialisation of many European cities, the ecological (and social) burden from a continued high level of material and energy consumption has changed from a local and contemporaneous problem into a global and complex sustainability challenge. (Less)
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and city governance, sustainable development, Urban, socio-ecological system, ecological footprint
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21 pages
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International Conference City Futures 09
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English
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  abstract     = {This paper discusses urban sustainable development by comparing two approaches: a place-based sustainability approach which focuses the direct and often production based impacts on a region, and a system-based approach which reveals the indirect and consumption based effects of globalised patterns of production, consumption and trade. Malmö, a small/middle-sized city in Sweden, is used as a case study. While many improvements have been made in the local environment the big challenge is the fact that Malmö, as well as other modern urban regions, has a large and globally dispersed Ecological footprint. That is, in the course of modernization and deindustrialisation of many European cities, the ecological (and social) burden from a continued high level of material and energy consumption has changed from a local and contemporaneous problem into a global and complex sustainability challenge.},
  author       = {Andrén, Sabina},
  keyword      = {and city governance,sustainable development,Urban,socio-ecological system,ecological footprint},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {21},
  title        = {Urban sustainable development from a place-based and a system-based approach: Case study Malmö},
  year         = {2009},
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