The Problem, the Potential, the Future: Creating a Thriving Future

  • Dominique Hes
  • Judy Bush


This chapter summarises the key lessons and tools presented by the chapters of the book, and discusses how we need to shift from identifying the problem to recognising the potential in our identification and resolutions of the eco-city. Using the scenario of the restoration of an urban waterway and its ecosystem services, the chapter explores how each tool and approach can help to contribute to the transition to thriving eco-cities.


Thriving Urban ecosystems Governance Community participation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominique Hes
    • 1
  • Judy Bush
    • 1
  1. 1.Thrive Research Hub, Faculty of Architecture, Building and PlanningThe University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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