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A Comparative study with Swedish and China’s Eco-cities: From planning to implementation, taking the Hammarby Sjöstad, Sweden, and Wuxi Sino-Swedish Eco-City, China, as cases
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2012 (English)In: Natural Resources And Sustainable Development II, Pts 1-4, Trans Tech Publications Inc., 2012, Vol. 524-527, 2741-2750 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper targets to improve understanding and explain influential factors of different planning and implementing process of two eco-cities, Hammarby Sjöstad, Sweden, and Sino-Swedish Low-carbon Eco-city, China. The study is approached by examining and comparing the two eco-cities in perspectives of plans formulation, policy and regulations foundation, planning management and implementing mechanisms. Lessons from Hammarby Sjöstad are that integrative planning and management, follow-up and evaluations of implementing results, and lifestyle transitions all need to be concerned, as well as environmental technologies. In Sino-Swedish lowcarbon eco-city, lack of local technologies, supporting policies and regulations, inactive cross-sector cooperation and public participation are summarized as main obstacles. To approach these, efforts are made on formulating local regulations, government documents, and coordinating cross-sector cooperation, promoting mutual learning. Finally, concluding that, besides environmental technologies, the foundation of legislations, policies and environmental objectives, integrative approaches, public awareness are key areas need to be promoted for popularizing sustainability in China.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trans Tech Publications Inc., 2012. Vol. 524-527, 2741-2750 p.
, Advanced Materials Research, ISSN 1022-6680 ; 524-527
Keyword [en]
Eco-city, Planning, Implementation, Management
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-109463DOI: 10.4028/ 000313544101144ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84861636316ISBN: 978-3-03785-417-4OAI: diva2:582511
1st International Conference on Energy and Environmental Protection, ICEEP 2012; Hohhot; China; 23 June 2012 through 24 June 2012

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Available from: 2013-01-08 Created: 2013-01-04 Last updated: 2014-08-25Bibliographically approved

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