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Impact-Assessment Motives of Eco2 Sustainable Cities

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  • Anindita S. Chaudhuri
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Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Abstract

More than half of the world’s population lives in urbanised cities, and these cities are facing various ecological challenges. Eco2 cities are sustainable cities with large communities presenting challenges and opportunities for the developers and urban planners defining the goal of sustainable cities. To make a city sustainable is to energise current and future generations to have minimal reliance on the surrounding countryside and endow it with power from renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. An eco-city is one designed by planners with best-quality environmental-friendly solutions and created with a mind toward studying the impacts of these solutions. This is done to minimize the use of energy, water, and food as well as minimize waste outputs of heat, air, and water pollution (White 2001). Aspects of these principles include education and training for all regarding sustainable development, technical research, exchange of experiences, and knowledge dissemination in the field of sustainable-city theory.

Keywords

Impact-assessment motives Eco2 sustainable cities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Marine Environment and EngineeringNational Sun Yat Sen UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing (AIGIRS)Amity UniversityNoidaIndia

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