Chapter 3. Critical Analysis in Sustainable Urban Planning


José G. Vargas-Hernández
Instituto Tecnológico Mario Molina, Unidad Zapopan, Mexico

Part of the book: Sustainable and Healthy Building Environments


This chapter aims to analyze some of the recent development of sustainable urban planning as a tool for the development of urban areas aimed to improve their economic growth, social development, and inclusiveness, and to make more environmentally friendly, inclusive, and safer cities. Sustainable urban planning is moving away from traditional practices towards more collaborative and participatory approaches supported by considerations of the waste management, the new methods, policies, and strategies leading to governance. Finally, there are considered the limitations that the new models of sustainable urban planning are facing.

Keywords: sustainable urban planning, collaborative planning, participatory planning


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