Foreign Aid, Urbanization and Green Cities



Jun Li’s Chap. 7, by means of three case studies, answers the overarching questions of what works and could work in terms of scalability and transferability in terms of greening urban areas through foreign aid. The case studies are based on the Chinese urban areas of Tianjin, Wenchuan and Beichuan, as well as Curutiba in Brazil. These case study cities provide the opportunity to compare two already planned ecocities (Tianjin City and Curitiba) and two areas that are recovering from an earthquake that took place in 2008, such as Wenchuan area and Beichuan. From the case studies, Jun Li derives the conditions for successful planning, design and implementation of future ecocities to combat and respond to the challenges of climate change and how this vision can be catalyzed through foreign aid.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Li
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  1. 1.School of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of WolverhamptonWolverhamptonUK

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