Green City Vision, Strategy, and Planning

  • Hsiao-Tung Chang
Part of the Strategies for Sustainability book series (STSU)


Nineteenth century, the City Beautiful Movement, known as the “white movement,” contributed to the urban design system and attached importance to the cityscape. At the end of the twentieth century, the “green movement” became popular and urban development. More and more countries now attach importance to the planning issues of ecological and livable cities. Under the vision of the “green movement,” a lot of similar urban development being discussed, such as sustainable development, environmental coexistence, sustainable cities, compact cities, healthy cities, quality of life, intermediate cities, eco-cities, shan-shui cities, and so on. The thinking of green city planning were integrated into these series of developmental strategies. An ideal green city is aimed to achieve via the vision, strategy and planning, based on ecological environment approach.In this chapter, the concept of green city and the theories of developmental strategies are discussed, and the policy of promoting a green city is expounded.


Green city Green movement Green infrastructure Eco-city 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate Institute of Architecture and Urban DesignChinese Culture UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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