Towards the ‘ubiquitous eco-city’: an analysis of the internationalisation of eco-city policy and practice

Joss, S, Cowley, R and Tomozeiu, D (2013) Towards the ‘ubiquitous eco-city’: an analysis of the internationalisation of eco-city policy and practice. Urban Research & Practice, 6 (1). pp. 54-74. ISSN 1753-5069

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17535069.2012.762216

Abstract

The global mainstreaming of urban sustainability policy, since the early 2000s, points to a new phenomenon: the ‘ubiquitous eco-city’. Its key features – based on the analysis of a census of 178 initiatives – include: the significant, global proliferation of eco-city initiatives; increased international knowledge transfer activities involving both public and private actors; the centrality of ‘carbon discourse’ guiding concepts, policy and practice; the marrying of ‘green’ with ‘smart’ technological systems; and a focus on achieving environmental innovation through economic growth. Among the implications is the need to moderate the ‘ubiquitous eco-city’ paradigm with strong local contextualisation and social sustainability measures.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
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Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2013 12:59
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 15:33
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/12596

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