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Record number 351880
Title Crises and innovation in sustainable city planning
Author(s) Timmermans, W.
Source In: The sustainable city III; urban regeneration and sustainability: 3rd international conference on urban regeneration and sustainability; Siena (Italy), June 16-18, 2004. - Southampton (UK) [etc.] : WIT Press - ISBN 1853127205 - p. 53 - 62.
Event Southampton (UK) [etc.] : WIT Press - ISBN 1853127205 3rd international conference on urban regeneration and sustainability; Siena (Italy), 2004-06-16/2004-06-18
Department(s) Landscape Centre
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2004
Abstract The environmental problem demands drastic changes. There is a need for innovation. This paper is the first on a new project, that started in 2004, studying sustainable planning processes. The hypothesis is that innovations do not occur in traditional linear processes, but arise from crises in complex processes. In this research, projects are studied in which sustainable innovations have been realised. Interviews have been carried out to describe the planning processes. Redescriptions have been made to compare the process characteristics with the characteristics of unstable dynamic systems. From this research a first characterisation of different types of crises can be given. 1 Introduction Prigogine is at the forefront of a new science: the physics of unstable processes [14,15]
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