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Eco-cities and the transition to low carbon economies / Federico Caprotti
Bib ID 6851759
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Caprotti, Federico, 1980- author
 
Description Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 
©2015 
x, 125 pages ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 1137298758 ((cloth))
9781137298751 ((cloth))
Invalid ISBN 1137298766 ((electronic bk.))
1137298774 ((electronic bk.))
9781137298768 ((electronic bk.))
9781137298775 ((electronic bk.))
Series

Palgrave pivot.

Summary

Eco-cities are increasingly being marketed as solutions to a range of pressing global concerns, such as environmental and climate change, hyper-urbanization, demographic shifts, energy security, and the Peak Oil scenario. In response to these issues, eco-cities are being conceptualized as 'experimental cities', new urban areas in which new technologies and ways of organizing urban and economic life can be trialled, and where transition pathways towards low-carbon economies can be tested. The author examines the two most advanced eco-city projects under construction at the time of writing the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City in China, and Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. These are the largest and most notable attempts at building new eco-cities to both face up to the 'crises' of the modern world and to use the city as an engine for transition to a low-carbon economy.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 108-122) and index.

Subjects Sustainable development.  |  Urban ecology (Sociology)

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