ECOLOGICAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT: AN EXPERIMENT IN ACTIVE LEARNING

This paper describes a project that the author conducted with his Trier University (Germany) students in urban sustainable development planning. By examining existing projects, they came to the conclusion that ecological planning must have the strong support of the citizens, and therefore, citizen participation became an essential aspect of their endeavor. They decided to adopt an action research approach with a small town in the vicinity of Trier (6,000 inhabitants), whose city council had entrusted a special development committee with the task of development planning. The students' intentions and potential contribution to the process were seen in two aspects: citizen participation and ecological urban development. General openness was found for the sustainability argument in all committee members, irrespective of their party or association affiliation.

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    Intermediate Technology Publications Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Hamm, B
  • Publication Date: 1998

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00768939
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1853394521
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 23 1999 12:00AM