Note: you are viewing the archived version of our website. Click here to go to our new site.

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.
More Information


Back Incorrect or incomplete information? Click here to report this.

This website provides meta data on papers and other publications, with links to the original publications. These papers may be copyrighted or otherwise protected by the publishing journal or author. Some journals provide open access to their publications. When possible we will try to include abstracts and more details for open access publications. For more details, follow the link to the original document and/or contact the publisher/author.