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Issue 3.1

A Case for Infrastructural Opportunism

Since the publication of the Brundtland Report in 1987, the term “sustainable development” and its accompanying definition, “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” has become the de facto description of what it means for cities to grow with social and environmental conscientiousness in mind. Though powerful in instigating global cognizance and calling attention to resource limitations and both spatial and generational interdependency, the report was generally criticized for two of its main foundations…

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