Eco-city discourses

This paper by doctoral researchers Elizabeth Rapoport and Anne-Lorene Vernay discusses six contemporary eco-city initiatives using discourse analysis. The authors suggest that there is a great deal of diversity among projects labelled as eco-cities; therefore, it may be useful to consider the eco-city as an ambition or objective which there will be multiple ways to achieve.

The paper was originally presented at the Management and Innovation for Sustainable Built Environment conference, 20-23 June 2011, Amsterdam (NL), and is published here with the authors’ permission.

Dr Elizabeth Rapoport is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Bartlett School, UCL, London/UK (Email: e.rapoport@ucl.ac.uk). Dr Anne-Lorene Vernay is a Lecturer of Management & Technology at the Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble/FR (Email: anne-lorene.vernay@grenoble-em.com).

Read the article here.