Provocation

Eco-town proposals show cracks between central government and local positions on sustainable development

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Halina Ward uses the example of eco-town proposals by the UK central government to illustrate the tensions between top-down sustainability planning and local needs. She argues for the development of processes that marry the two successfully, rather than allowing only for central imposition or local undeliberated responses.

Halina Ward

FDSD, August 2009

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