Emerging-Market Cities Could Set a New Standard for Sustainable Development

  • Jonathan Woetzel
  • Shannon N. Bouton
  • Molly Lindsay
Chapter
Part of the Local Sustainability book series (LOCAL, volume 3)

Abstract

A new tool, the urban sustainability index, highlights five themes of sustainable development for cities in emerging economies: industrial restructuring linked to land renewal, green urban planning, use of transparent standards and charges, integrated large-scale recycling, and cross-departmental coordination.

Keywords

Emerging markets China Sustainability index Benchmarking Growth 

References

  1. McKinsey Global Institute (2009) Preparing for China’s urban billion. Available via: http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/MGI/Research/Urbanization/Preparing_for_urban_billion_in_China
  2. McKinsey Global Institute (2011) Urban world: mapping the economic power of cities. Available via: www.mckinsey.com/mgi/publications/urban_world/index.asp
  3. Urban China Initiative (2010) The urban sustainability index: a new tool for measuring China’s cities. Available via: www.urbanchinainitiative.org

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Woetzel
    • 1
  • Shannon N. Bouton
    • 1
  • Molly Lindsay
    • 1
  1. 1.McKinsey & CompanyShanghaiChina

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