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Berger, Matthias
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2019-06-18T12:23:56Z
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2017-06-11T05:10:58Z
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2014-01
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2071-1050
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10.3390/su6010365
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/80728
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10.3929/ethz-b-000080728
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“Make cities more sustainable” is an omnipresent slogan in architecture and urban planning. This article is a discussion on theoretical and practical boundaries of using the expression “sustainability” with respect to the scientific community, therefore avoiding sustainability becoming a euphemism for “doing good”. By definition, it can be concluded, cities developed as counterparts to the hinterland and, therefore, they axiomatically should be and are as a matter of fact unsustainable. Furthermore, sustainability is a binary, not a gradual concept. Something is either sustainable or not. Aiming to increase the sustainability is consequently a sham battle. It would be necessary to change our perception to acknowledge that cities should be unsustainable in order to become efficient, seen from a global perspective including the hinterland.
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en
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MDPI
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
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Cities
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dc.subject
Land-use
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dc.subject
Perception
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dc.subject
Sustainable development
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dc.subject
Unsustainability
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dc.subject
Urban planning
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dc.title
The Unsustainable City
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Journal Article
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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
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2014-01-13
ethz.journal.title
Sustainability
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6
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1
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ethz.pages.start
365
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374
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02100 - Dep. Architektur / Dep. of Architecture::02602 - Inst. f. Technologie in der Architektur / Institute for Technology in Architecture::03276 - Schmitt, Gerhard / Schmitt, Gerhard
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02100 - Dep. Architektur / Dep. of Architecture::02602 - Inst. f. Technologie in der Architektur / Institute for Technology in Architecture::03276 - Schmitt, Gerhard / Schmitt, Gerhard
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