State of the Art on the Search for Sustainability and Quality of Life in Cities

  • Roberta Cocci Grifoni
  • Rosalba D’Onofrio
  • Massimo Sargolini
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


The concept of sustainability appears simple but is difficult to define. It can be at once an idea, a lifestyle, a production mode, or a way of “consuming”. As John Huckle writes, “…Like liberty, justice and democracy, sustainability has no single and agreed meaning. It takes on different meaning within different political ideologies and programmes underpinned by different kind of knowledge, values and philosophy” (Huchle 1996).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberta Cocci Grifoni
    • 1
  • Rosalba D’Onofrio
    • 1
  • Massimo Sargolini
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Architecture and DesignUniversity of CamerinoAscoli PicenoItaly

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