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New professional leadership in France

Abstract : The growth in the concept of sustainable development threw up a number of new economic, political, environmental and social dimensions at the end of the 1980s, hard on the heels of forecasts on the exhaustion of natural resources and climate change. European construction professionals had to integrate these new ideas into the way they designed and built. In this chapter, the idea is to analyse the concepts of this unusual notion using as a reference the perceptions, positions, thought patterns and know-how of the professionals directly concerned. The French case stands apart somewhat, in the sense that it reveals a particular type of actor (unlike the case of England where the approach seems less unified), referred to as the “Founders” of a movement whose starting point lies in the pioneering work of the ATEQUE workshop (workshop on the assessment of environmental quality in buildings, 1992).
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Stéphanie Abrial. New professional leadership in France. Cooper I. and Symes M. Sustainable Urban Development: Volume 4: Changing Professional Practice, Routledge, London & New York, pp.229-249, 2009. ⟨halshs-00383260⟩



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