Global perspectives in sustainable urban environments
Wadhwa, L.C. (2002) Global perspectives in sustainable urban environments. In: The Sustainable City II: urban regeneration and sustainability. Advances in Architecture, 14 . WIT Press, Southampton, UK, pp. 3-11.
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Arguably, sustainability is the most commonly used word in the literature today. Every project, plan, action, policy or strategy formulated by government agencies and large organisations must address the issue of sustainability, even if inconsequentially. City councils are at the forefront of urban sustainability movement. Some of their activities have significant and far-reaching effects while others appear good for public relations/propaganda only. The projects usually focus on one or more of the four elements of sustainability: resource conservation, transportation, protection of the environment and public health, or land-use planning and economic development. In this paper, a review is made of a large number of sustainable city projects/plans from around the world. The aspects of sustainability covered by the various projects are discussed.
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