Industrial parks as ecosystems

Côté, R and Hall, J (1995) Industrial parks as ecosystems. Journal of Cleaner Production, 3 (1-2). pp. 41-46. ISSN 0959-6526

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Industrial ecology and metabolism provide a conceptual framework for the transformation of our production and consumption system into a transition toward sustainable development. This is consistent with the expressed views of a wide range of industrial and business associations. Burnside Industrial Park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, provides an opportunity to investigate the application of the concept to small businesses. The Park is a diverse assemblage of more than 1200 businesses. A survey of 278 of those businesses indicates strong support for changing business practices. Preliminary research has resulted in developing a set of principles, strategies and guidelines for designing and operating industrial parks as ecosystems. A second phase of the research will encourage and assess symbiotic relationships among businesses and evaluate the effectiveness of various information transfer mechanisms based in the Burnside Cleaner Production Centre.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tahir Beydola
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 10:26
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 10:26
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