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Green City Planning and Practices in Asian Cities

Sustainable Development and Smart Growth in Urban Environments

  • Zhenjiang Shen
  • Ling Huang
  • KuangHui Peng
  • Jente Pai

Part of the Strategies for Sustainability book series (STSU)

Also part of the Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development book sub series (SPPSDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Zhenjiang Shen, Puteri Fitriaty
    Pages 1-16
  3. Green Concept, Standard, and Assesment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Hsiao-Tung Chang
      Pages 19-38
    3. Puteri Fitriaty, Zhenjiang Shen, Kenichi Sugihara
      Pages 39-76
    4. Yanchen Liu, Borong Lin
      Pages 77-108
  4. Ecological Preservation and Restoration Planning by Greening the City

  5. Green Building Practice and Innovation

About this book


Urban planners across the world are faced with sustainable development issues in their work, especially when they are tasked with creating green cities or where sustainable and smart growth in urban settings are set as primary goals. This book introduces green city planning and practices from the three dimensions of green-building innovation, community development and smart city strategies, and argues that effective implementation of green city planning are a necessary pre-condition for reaching sustainable urban development.

A range of authors representing a broad disciplinary spectrum bring together the different standards of green building methods and urban design techniques and clearly sketch the roles of both spatial designers and urban researchers in the implementation of green city planning at regional, community and single-building level in order to arrive at an integrated approach across different scales.


intelligent building smart city modular planting containers ecological community indicators landscape architecture

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhenjiang Shen
    • 1
  • Ling Huang
    • 2
  • KuangHui Peng
    • 3
  • Jente Pai
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Natural Science and Technology, Environmental Design DivisionKanazawa UniversityKanazawa CityJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Architecture and Urban PlanningChongqing UniversityChongqingChina
  3. 3.Institute of DesignTaipei University of TechnologyTaipei City, TaipeiTaiwan
  4. 4.Chengchi UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

About the editors

Dr. Zhenjiang Shen's research interests include policy-making support systems for planning and design using GIS & VR technology. He is serving as commissioner of Information Technology Education of Architectural Institute of Japan, and is a member of Scientific Committee of City Planning Institute of Japan. Dr. Shen also served as vice director, Urban Big data Commission, Chinese Society of Urban Studies. He is a member of Commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling of International Cartographic Association (ICA), and works as a joint member of Fudan University and PhD Instructor in Tsinghua University. Dr.Shen has published over 200 papers and published 4 books already with Springer, who is editor-in-chief of IRSPSD International, managing editor of IJSSS and IJSSoc, and is General Director of International Community on Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development.
Dr. Huang Ling is a professor of Department of Urban Planning, School of Architecture and Urban Planning at Chongqing University. She also serves as committee member of Academic of Urban Regeneration and Academic of Residential District Planning, Urban Planning Associate of China. She was a visiting professor in Penn IUR. Her research interest is primarily in community development and urban regeneration, community planning and urban design, urban sociology and urban culture as well. She has published over 40 papers and completed work on 5 books. She serves as reviewer associated with journals. She has also been awarded the 1st prize of excellent urban and rural planning and design in Chongqing and 3rd prize of national excellent urban and rural planning and design in China. And she has also been awarded the 1st prize of science and technology progress prize by the ministry of education.

Dr. Kuang-hui Peng is a Professor of Department of Architecture, National Taipei University of Technology. He serves as an Administrative Councilor in the Architectural Institute of Taiwan and the Taiwan Institute of Area Development. He was a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo. From 2011 to 2015 he was the President of Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning. His research interest is primarily in the fields of urban design and planning, community planning and disaster prevention. In the last 15 years, he has published over than 150 papers and participated in more than 60 workshops, conferences and forums. He has published two books and has more than 10 invention patents on vertical greening, green wall and green window structures, and energy saving. He serves as a member of editorial board associated with Journal of Architecture, Journal of Architecture & Planning, and International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development. He was awarded “The Ministry of Science and Technology Subsidies for Distinguished Talents” every year since 2010. In 2016 he was awarded the highest honor of "Planning Medal" for distinguished contribution in planning by the Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning.

Dr. Pai Jente is a professor of Land Economics department of NCCU (National Cheng Chi University), also served as vice dean of social science college and chief of National Land research center in National Chengchi University. He also serves as the vice president of Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning and Local Development Institute in Taiwan. His research interest is primarily in urban and regional planning, transportation and land-use planning, disaster prevention planning, and also industrial innovation and spatial development analysis. He has co-edited “Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development - Approaches for achieving sustainable urban form in Asian cities” and published with Springer. He is responsive for the industry-university cooperation forum of SPSD society, and has been awarded 2016 best urban planning academic prize of Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning and 2017 best land economics contribution prize of Ministry of interior affairs of Taiwan.

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