Emily Talen

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This article discusses sustainability, one of the key objectives of urban planning. It provides an overview of what is believed to be consensus thinking concerning what sustainable places are and reviews the generalized principles of sustainable cities. The article highlights the disagreements among planners about the parameters, effects, and implementation strategies necessary. It argues that scholarship and research on sustainable urbanism are still needed to define more specific parameters, to understand and work to offset perverse effects, and to figure out ways to more effectively implement the essential objectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199968763
ISBN (Print)9780195374995
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012


  • Implementation strategies
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable cities
  • Sustainable urbanism
  • Urban planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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