The Guidelines of the Eco-City Based on Sustainable Urbanism

  • Nihan Gürel Ulusan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 6)


Along with the population growth and industrial revolution, migration from the countryside to the cities increased greatly and unplanned urbanization is brought out. This condition conclusions such as troubles faced for the use of resources, increasing environmental pollution, global warming. Unplanned growth of cities leads to serious destruction not only on the natural environment but also on the human nature. A successful sustainable urbanization is possible that both physical and social sustainability studies are accomplished in integration with each other. Cities have continually been destroying nature due to the lack of recycling technologies, unplanned settlement and desire for constructing houses to green areas, air pollution and unhealthy infrastructure. As a result of them sustainable urbanism focused on the term of eco-city. Eco-city is a city designing and application approach in which human, city and environment issues are handled in relation and interaction with each other. In eco-city design, some principles such as reducing the effect of cities on environment, the use of renewable energy sources, the lowest level of waste production and the use of renewable energy sources have been taken into consideration. The eco-city provides healthy abundance to its inhabitants without consuming renewable resources than it produces, without producing more waste than it can assimilate, and without being toxic to itself or neighboring ecosystems.


Eco-city Sustainability Urbanism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dogus UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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