Eco-City and Green Community: The Evolution of Planning Theory and Practice


Zhenghong Tang (Editor)
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology

This book’s objective is to present a comprehensive, theoretical, practical, and adaptive approach to understanding the issues involved in eco-city planning and green community development. It builds on recent advances in urban theories, environmental science, architectural design, engineering, and geospatial information technologies to provide readers with the scientific foundation needed to understand the major visionary ideas about new urban forms. This book provides a basis of knowledge in planning theory and natural science and a major review of urban forms that have evolved over the past century; its primary emphasis is to describe and explain emerging approaches, methods, and techniques for eco-city. This book also responds to the key questions outlined at the beginning of this introduction: What are the theoretical foundations and historical views of eco-city and green community? What is a green and eco-friendly urban form? How can we find the appropriate approaches to build eco-city and green community? What international experiences and lessons can we learn from?


Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Section I: 1.Introduction
(Zhenghong Tang & Ting Wei) pp.1-8

Section II: Evolution of Eco-city and Green Community
2. The History and Evolution of Eco-city and Green Community
(Zhenghong Tang & Ting Wei) pp.9-10

Section III: The Approaches to Build Eco-city and Green Community
3. Making Eco-Cities a Reality: Some Key Dimensions for Eco-City
Development with Best Practice Examples pp.37-136
(Jeffrey R. Kenworthy)
4. Comparison of Planning the Sustainable Eco-City in Reading and Taipei
(Szu-Li Sun)
5. Preservation or Development – TDR and the Applicability to Urban
Greenbelt of Seoul
(Yunwoo Nam)
6. Design thinking: A potential platform for the ‘reflective practitioner and practical scholar’ to speak?
(Erin Bolton)
7. Transportation for Green Communities: What are the counties doing?
(Praveen K. Maghelal)

Section IV: Models of Eco-City and Green Community
8. Green Urban Pattern and Environmental Design in Hong Kong
(Shaojing Tian) pp.137-172
9. Green Agenda in Indian Context: Reflections from Eco-City Experiences in Puri, India
(Akhilesh Surjan & Prasanta Kumar Mohapatra)
10. International Case Studies of Green City and Urban Sustainability
(Ting Wei & Zhenghong Tang)

Section V: Conclusions
11.Conclusions (Zhenghong Tang) pp.173-178

Index pp.181-194


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