ERIC Number: EJ734877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 10
Knowledge Infrastructures for Solar Cities
Vanderburg, Willem H.
Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, v26 n2 p151-159 2006
The evolution of contemporary cities into solar cities will be affected by the decisions of countless specialists according to an established intellectual and professional division of labor. These specialists belong to groups responsible for advancing and applying a body of knowledge, and jointly, these bodies of knowledge make up a knowledge infrastructure. Some characteristics of these knowledge infrastructures are examined insofar as they inhibit the evolution toward solar cities. The article concludes with suggestions as to how these knowledge infrastructures could be changed. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Specialists, Sustainable Development, Municipalities, Decision Making, Public Policy, Policy Formation, Cognitive Structures, Radiation, Energy Conservation, Urban Planning, College Role, Social Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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