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Planning for sustainability in non-democratic polities : the case of Masdar city

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

CROT, L.
Institute of Geography, Univ., Neuchâtel, Suisse


Description :
This paper addresses the pursuit of environmental sustainability by an autocratic, neo-patrimonial regime and examines the implications of such a political environment for sustainable initiatives in Masdar City , near Abu Dhabi. The findings reveal, however, that on-the-ground implementation has so far failed to live up to the city’s initial ambitions. The analysis suggests that the social contract between Abu Dhabi’s rulers and the local population constitutes a challenging context for the pursuit of environmental sustainability.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Urban studies (Harlow), issn : 0042-0980, 2013, vol. 50, n°. 13, p. 2809-2825, nombre de pages : 17, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2013

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Harlow, Longman Group

Langue :
Anglais
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