Emerging-Market Cities Could Set a New Standard for Sustainable Development
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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.
KeywordsEmerging markets China Sustainability index Benchmarking Growth
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