Developing Living Cities

Developing Living Cities

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With more and more of the world's population projected to live in urban areas, the life and death of cities has become a key factor in urban development considerations. This book attempts to bring an original contribution on the analysis of creating living cities. It advances the concept and framework of aa€œliving city a€ and also explicates the key attributes of a a€œliving citya€ that are increasingly critical to the reinvigoration and sustainable growth of cities.The book also seeks to document and compare Singapore's development as aa€œliving city a€ with other cities around the world. Contributed by researchers and practitioners across different disciplines, the book provides first-hand insights on the development choices that cities can make and expertly draws on case studies to illuminate how innovative cities have a comparative advantage. Written in a simple and accessible manner, this book will appeal to people interested in urban planning, policy and sustainability. (Publisher)While Singaporea#39;s environmental vision was established mainly through Lee Kuan Yewa#39;s leadership and government ... After extensive citizen input, the city adopted the General Plan, which serves as a guide to the government, citizen groups and the private sector in matters concerning population, natural environment, energy, urban design and health. ... vision looks to combine the Polynesian culture with current technologies to achieve an island home that is a€œ sustainable andanbsp;...

Title:Developing Living Cities
Publisher:World Scientific - 2010

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