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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.

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  • Emerging markets
  • China
  • Sustainability index
  • Benchmarking
  • Growth

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    For the full report on which this article is based, see The urban sustainability index: A new tool for measuring China’s cities (www.urbanchinainitiative.org).

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Woetzel, J., Bouton, S.N., Lindsay, M. (2013). Emerging-Market Cities Could Set a New Standard for Sustainable Development. In: Simpson, R., Zimmermann, M. (eds) The Economy of Green Cities. Local Sustainability, vol 3. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1969-9_11

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