Towards Low Carbon Cities in China

Towards Low Carbon Cities in China

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This book explores the relationship between urban form and greenhouse gas emissions in China, providing new insights for policy, urban planning and management. Drawing on the results of a four-year multidisciplinary research project, the book examines how factors such as urban householdsa€™ access to services and jobs, land use mixes and provision of public transport impact on greenhouse gas emissions. The authors analyse data from a wide range of sources including 4677 sample households from four major Chinese cities a€“ Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan and Xia€™an a€“ with diverse locations, urban spatial structures and population sizes. The book explores residentsa€™ attitudes to reducing GHG emissions and advances knowledge relating to three environmental scales a€“ cross-metropolitan, intra-city and neighbourhood level. It also contributes to debates on low carbon policy by revealing the relevance of urban planning parameters at both the macro and micro levels. The book will be of interest to scholars in the areas of urban planning, urban management, environmental sustainability and resource utilisation, as well as urban policy makers and planners who are working toward developing low carbon, sustainable cities of the future.Since its establishment in 1994, the area has attracted substantial investment, sustaining GDP growth of more than 20 percent for ... activities and green investment, estimated to cost over 17 billion USD (United Nations Environment Programme 2009). ... and a state-owned enterprise called AVIC Huiteng Wind Power Equipment Company, one of the largest wind turbine blade manufacturers in China.

Title:Towards Low Carbon Cities in China
Author:Sun Sheng Han, Ray Green, Mark Y. Wang
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-09-19


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