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ERIC Number: EJ1000175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Learning Cities as Healthy Green Cities: Building Sustainable Opportunity Cities
Kearns, Peter
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v52 n2 p368-391 Jul 2012
This paper discusses a new generation of learning cities we have called EcCoWell cities (Economy, Community, Well-being). The paper was prepared for the PASCAL International Exchanges (PIE) and is based on international experiences with PIE and developments in some cities. The paper argues for more holistic and integrated development so that initiatives such as Learning Cities, Healthy Cities and Green Cities are more connected with value-added outcomes. This is particularly important with the surge of international interest in environment and Green City development so that the need exists to redefine what lifelong learning and learning city strategies can contribute. The paper draws out the implications for adult education in the Australian context. We hope it will generate discussion. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia