The Development of Eco Cities in China

  • Juke Liu
  • Weiping Sun
  • Wenzhen Hu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Exploring the Theory and Practice of Ecological City Construction in China

  3. Development Pattern of Chinese-Style Eco City Construction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Guohua Chang, Qing Zhang, Xiaoni Shi
      Pages 191-207
    3. Lingfen Kang, Kaiming Li
      Pages 209-227
    4. Xisheng Tai, Mingtao Li
      Pages 259-275
    5. Gang Zeng, Tangwei Teng, Yongmin Shang, Yiwen Zhu, Junjiao Hai, Zefeng Mi et al.
      Pages 287-302
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 303-329

About this book


This book presents an in-depth study on and summary of the current practice and theories for the construction of eco-cities in China in the context of the country’s rapid urbanization. It argues that by 2020, 60% of China’s population will live in cities. And the evolution from “green cities” to “eco- cities”, and subsequently to “smart cities” is crucial to China’s sustainable development. 
The book presents a feasible and objective quantitative evaluation system for the sustainable and healthy development of eco-cities. It summarizes the Chinese experience in building eco- cities as the coordinated development of economy, society, resources and environment, with the goal being “to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. This is essential to achieving a number of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, the book defines the current stage of development Chinese cities have reached in terms of ecological construction, and offers guidance on selecting suitable urban ecological construction modes and improvement approaches. It provides a valuable reference source and guidebook for research on and the practice of eco-city construction. Accordingly, it will help other countries around the world, especially the developing countries, to benefit from China’s successful experience.


eco cities ecological conservation economic development environmental protection development plan ecological carrying capacity resource-saving city circular economy oriented city landscape and leisure oriented city green consumption city

Editors and affiliations

  • Juke Liu
    • 1
  • Weiping Sun
    • 2
  • Wenzhen Hu
    • 3
  1. 1.Lanzhou City UniversityLanzhouChina
  2. 2.Institute of PhilosophyChinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2286-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2287-6
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