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dc.contributor.authorVallance, Suzanne A.
dc.contributor.authorPerkins, Harvey C.
dc.contributor.authorBowring, Jacqueline
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-01T00:54:35Z
dc.date.issued2006-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4287
dc.description.abstractUrban sustainability is an increasingly ubiquitous term littering all manner of policy documents and promotional material. As an ambitious attempt to address social, economic and bio-physical environmental issues it appears to balance philanthropic ideals, such as improving urban residents’ quality of life, with environmental concern. It is often unclear exactly how this is to be achieved, however. This paper explores some of the complements and contradictions between the concepts of urban sustainability and quality of life. Based on a case study of Christchurch, New Zealand, we conclude that although the two concepts are not necessarily contradictory, ‘sustainability’ tends to center on bio-physical environmental issues. While this often just a simple response to the vagaries of the sustainability concept, the concern can also be cruelly misanthropic.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Environment, Society and Design Division
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Environment, Society and Design Divisionen
dc.rights© The Authors.
dc.sourceWorld Forum on Cities and the Quality of Life: Global Challenges, Local Solutionsen
dc.subjecturban sustainabilityen
dc.subjectquality of lifeen
dc.titleUrban sustainability and quality of life: complements and contradictionsen
dc.typeConference Contribution - published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Design
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Management
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Tourism, Sport and Society
lu.contributor.unitSchool of Landscape Architecture
pubs.finish-date2006-05-20en
pubs.notesThis paper was presented at the World Forum on Cities and the Quality of Life: Global Challenges, Local Solutions, Geneva 18-20 May 2006.en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.start-date2006-05-18en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4979-2734
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-8964-0340
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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