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Carbon-neutral targets are a ‘new normative’ for cities and regions around the world. Such targets call for rapid system transformations, beyond the normal remit of urban-regional planning. In response, we propose a framework of theory and practice, in three parts: ‘trading zone’ concepts for collaborative planning; ‘scenario back-casting’ for longer horizons; and ‘synergistic thinking’ for systems transformation. We demonstrate this with the carbon-neutral journey of Greater Manchester. The results suggest the ‘new normative for cities and regions can be greatly facilitated by ‘synergistic scenario planning’, in theory and practice.
- scenario backcasting
- trading zone
- boundary object
- carbon neutral
- collective intelligence
- Greater Manchester
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Ravetz, J., 19 May 2020, 1 ed. New York : Routledge. 418 p.
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Ravetz, J. & Miles, I., Sept 2016, In: Foresight. 18, 5, p. 469-490 22 p.
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