chapter  6
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New Modes of ‘Sustainable’ Provision

Processes of privatization are generally associated with the increased ‘autonomy’ of consumers. As seen in Chapters 4 and 5, autonomy might relate to the ability to select between a range of differentiated products or service providers, or to become the producer of one’s own energy or water. When thinking about sustainable housing initiatives, the concept of autonomy takes on a number of further dimensions.