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ISSN: 1463-6689

Online from: 1999

Subject Area: Strategy

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Understanding urban futures: between science and science fiction


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Title:Understanding urban futures: between science and science fiction
Author(s):Simon Marvin, (Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures, the CUBE Building, 113-115 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6FB, UK)
Citation:Simon Marvin, (2000) "Understanding urban futures: between science and science fiction", foresight, Vol. 2 Iss: 6, pp.559 - 577
Keywords:Development, Urban regeneration, Vision
Article type:Research Paper
DOI:10.1108/14636680010802898 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Over the last five years, governments, think-tanks and public alike have re-focused their minds on the future development of British cities. Why are such diverse social organizations producing visions of urban futures? What kinds of techniques and tools are they using, and what are their implications? What types of city do they envision? And most significantly, what are the resonances and dissonances between the development paths they propose?



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