Eco-city Planning

Policies, Practice and Design

  • Tai-Chee Wong
  • Belinda Yuen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Macro Strategic Planning: Policies and Principles

  3. Implementation and Practice

  4. Micro Local Planning: Design and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Hoong-Chor Chin, Reuben Mingguang Li
      Pages 223-237
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 281-295

About this book


Eco-city planning is a key element of urban land use planning in perspective and of ongoing debate of environmental urban sustainable development with a spatial and practical dimension. The conceptual basis of ecological planning is that we can no longer afford to be merely human-centred in approach. Instead, the interdependency of human and non-human species has forced us to appreciate the ‘rights’ and ‘intrinsic values’ of non-human species in our pursuit for a sustainable ecosystem. This volume has as approach an emphasis on environmental planning policies whereby, for example, energy saving, anti-pollution measures, use of non-car modes, construction of green buildings, safeguarding of nature and natural habitats in urban areas, and use of more renewable resources resources are promotional norms. Their aims and leading outcome serve to protect the Earth from adverse effects of global warming and different sources of pollution threatening the quality of life of human societies.

This book will be of interest to researchers and policy makers in urban planning, geography, sociology and develolpment studies.


Eco-city planning Ecological balance Environmental sustainable development Green urbanism Sustainable architecture

Editors and affiliations

  • Tai-Chee Wong
    • 1
  • Belinda Yuen
    • 2
  1. 1., National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.School of Design & EnvironmentNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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