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Foreword

Isabelle Berry-Chikhaoui, Élisabeth Dorier, Sinda Haouès-Jouve and Julien Dario
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Environmental quality in the institutional field
Environmental quality in the scientific field
Aim and overall focus of this issue
Presentation of the papers

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The theoretical and normative framework of sustainable development, generalized in recent years as an international referential for town planning, is to a large extent responsible for the enthusiasm among urban planners for the notion of environmental quality. The aim of this issue is to compare the research studies and points of view of researchers examining this notion on the basis of empirical studies, and beyond the normative approaches which today underpin the discourse and policies related to the ‘sustainable’ city. After a brief critical survey of the notion within the institutional and academic fields, this introduction will present and put into perspective the nine constitutive contributions of this volume.

Environmental quality in the institutional field

In the institutional field, the notion of environmental quality is constructed at the interface between public policy and technological and economic imperatives. In the most widespread operational uses, it is based on a ran...

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Isabelle Berry-Chikhaoui, Élisabeth Dorier, Sinda Haouès-Jouve and Julien Dario, « Foreword », Méditerranée [Online], 123 | 2014, Online since 01 December 2016, connection on 20 November 2017. URL : http://mediterranee.revues.org/7326

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About the authors

Isabelle Berry-Chikhaoui

Maître de Conférences en géographie, Université Montpellier 3, UMR 5281 ART-Dev, Monpellier, France, isabelle.berry-chikhaoui@univ-montp3.fr

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Élisabeth Dorier

Professeur de géographie, Aix Marseille Université, IRD, LPED UMR_D 151, Marseille, France, dorier_elisabeth@yahoo.fr

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Sinda Haouès-Jouve

Maître de Conférences en urbanisme et aménagement, Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, LISST-Cieu (Centre Interdisciplinaire d’Études Urbaines), UMR 5193, Toulouse, France, sinda.haoues-jouve@univ-tlse2.fr

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Julien Dario

Doctorant en géographie, Aix Marseille Université, IRD, LPED UMR_D 151, Marseille, France, julien.dario1@gmail.com

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