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- Liveable and sustainable? Socio-technical challenges for twenty-first-century cities
- Newton, Peter W.
- Australian cities rate high internationally on liveability and well-being indices. State and metropolitan governments are keen to promote the liveability of their cities as a means of attracting mobile capital, skilled labor, and tourists. An examination of the liveability-environmental sustainability nexus, however, suggests that Australia's capital cities have gained their high liveability ratings as a result of having inputs of high, and now unsustainable, levels of resource consumption-indirectly into their built environments and directly into their households. This paper explores the prospects for a socio-technical transition of key urban infrastructure systems-energy, water, waste, transport, communications and buildings-as a basis for winding back unsustainable levels of consumption while maintaining liveability.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. The Swinburne Institute for Social Research
- Journal of Urban Technology, Vol. 19, no. 1 (Jan 2012), pp. 81-102
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1202 Building; 1205 Urban and Regional Planning; 1604 Human Geography
- Liveability; Socio-technical systems; Sustainability; Urban technology innovation; Urban transition
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2012 The Society of Urban Technology.
- Research Projects
Green shoots? Exploring the genesis and development of a green economy in Australia, Australian Research Council grant number DP110100543
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