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- Publications & Research
- Publication #128
Reshaping Urban Infrastructure
- Reshaping Urban Infrastructure
- Mike Hodson
- Simon Marvin
- Blake Robinson
- Mark Swilling
- Journal Article
Journal of Industrial Ecology, Volume 16, Pages 789--800
- This article reviews the scope of the discipline of industrial ecology and, in the context of
an urgent requirement for substantial and rapid change in the face of global sustainability
challenges, argues that the discipline could embrace a more proactive, interventionist stance
in the form of renewable eco-industrial development. Existing eco-industrialism is presented
as flawed, with many cases premised on the use of nonrenewable resources. Renewable
eco-industrial development, while still nascent, has the potential both to resolve some
sustainability challenges and to offer a new area of endeavor for industrial ecology, albeit
one with its own unique difficulties, such as conflict with food production. Renewable ecoindustrial development is further argued to bring industrial ecology into a more socially
critical stance as it concerns the future allocation of scarce resources.
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