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This paper begins to build a conceptual framework that acknowledges the multiplicity of pathways towards different sustainable futures that often co-exist within a single city. There are three stages to the argument: the shift from the concept of a singular towards multiple models of what the sustainable city might become; the rejection of the simplistic use of models and the development of competing pathways to sustainable cities; and the recognition that a wide diversity of sustainable urban futures are likely to coexist within a single city. The analytical framework of social constructivist theory developed here usefully demonstrates the contingent and contextual nature of technological innovation and building design.
Author(s): Guy S, Marvin S
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal: Journal of the International Association for Impact Assessment
Print publication date: 01/01/2001
ISSN (print): 1461-5517
ISSN (electronic): 1471-5465
Publisher: Beech Tree Publishing
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