Green Urbanism In Asia: The Emerging Green Tigers

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World Scientific, Dec 17, 2012 - Business & Economics - 252 pages
The world is facing an age of scarcity which will challenge all cities to reduce their resource footprint, especially carbon, improve biodiversity and at the same time continue to create economic opportunities and liveable places. This is green urbanism. Asian urban growth is leading the world in the rapidity of its change but how is it doing on green urbanism? This book finds emerging innovations and first signs of green urbanism in Asia and suggests they may be the guiding light for the rest of the world. The authors highlight seven archetypal cities exhibiting green urbanism: the renewable energy city, the bioregional carbon neutral city, the distributed city, the biophilic city, the eco-efficient city, the place-based city and the sustainable transport city. The book is a must-read for all who are concerned with the future of our cities as it instills hope that a greener urban future is possible.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
What is Green Urbanism?
7
The Renewable Energy City
37
The Bioregional Carbon Neutral City
65
The Distributed City
81
The Biophilic City
99
The Ecoefficient City
135
The Placebased City
165
The Sustainable Transport City
191
Conclusions Will Asian Cities Take Over the Green Urbanism Agenda?
213
References
217
About the Authors
235
Index
237
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