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Towards Sustainable Cities in China

Analysis and Assessment of Some Chinese Cities in 2008


  • Looks into the practices of china’s urban development models

  • Author gives a calculation and ranking of sustainable City development level for some cities in china

  • Examines how to establish a management system for sustainable city


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL, volume 1)

About this book


To promote China’s sustainable city construction and development, this Brief has preliminarily used an assessment indicator system and development index of a sustainable city, based on a summary and analysis of the existing Sustainable City theories and practices both at home and aboard. Meanwhile, mainly based on the data from 2008, this Brief has made a tentative assessment of the development level of Sustainable City in some major Chinese cities.

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Urban EnvironmentChinese Academy of SciencesXiamenChina, People's Republic

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