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Title: Ecological worldview perspective on urban sustainability
Authors: Du Plessis, C
Keywords: Urban sustainability
Ecology
Urban areas
ELECS 2009
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Citation: Du Plessis, C. 2009. Ecological worldview perspective on urban sustainability. ELECS 2009, Recife, Brazil 28-30, October 2009, pp 8
Abstract: Many commentators suggests that in order to effect meaningful transformation of global development pathways, it is necessary to change the worldview that underlies the current development paradigm to a view that sees the world as a complex living system, i.e. an ecological worldview. This paper briefly outlines the key characteristics of this alternative, ecological worldview as it is emerging from the interactions between a wide range of knowledge sources, in order to develop a theoretical basis for a different approach to sustainability. It concludes by suggesting a notional point of departure to how this ecological worldview interpretation of sustainability would influence the understanding of and approaches to urban sustainability.
Description: ELECS 2009, Recife, Brazil 28-30, October 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3856
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