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US city planners can learn lessons from the successes of Malmö‘s eco-districts

Fitzgerald, Joan (2016) US city planners can learn lessons from the successes of Malmö‘s eco-districts. Impact of American Politics & Policy Blog (31 Mar 2016). Website.

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With the decline and demise of manufacturing industries in many areas across the US, city planners now have an opportunity to introduce policies to make cities more sustainable. Joan Fitzgerald looks at lessons in sustainability from the Swedish city of Malmö which used its industrial decline in the 1990s as an opportunity to create an eco-district. She writes that through a participatory planning process city planners were able to test the effectiveness of green technologies while building the social infrastructure of neighborhoods. She argues that much of the city’s success is a story of effective urban planning and these lessons can be applied anywhere.

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Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of American Politics & Policy blog
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F001 United States local history
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2021 00:20

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