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Smart-Eco Cities in China Trends and City Profiles 2016

Access to new resource related to addressing urbanization and environment problems added to PMWL

Resource provided by Sagar Gogate

23 January 2019 – Mumbai, India – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to smart cities projects in China. The new resource is titled “Smart-Eco Cities in China Trends and City Profiles 2016”, by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and was published in January 2017.

China initiated its smart cities program in 2010. The first formal list was out in 2013 and by 2015 China already had 285 pilot and 41 special pilot projects. Chinese government published a framework and guidelines to push the development. China later shifted its focus on smart-eco cities which are mainly promoted by local governments. The report has brief but important comments on the characteristics of local governance which led to the growth of smart-eco cities.

This research report is authored by May Tan-Mullins, Ali Cheshmehzangi, Shiuh-Shen Chien and Linjun Xie and was funded by the National Science Foundation of China. It tries to capture recent trends for future oriented urban development. It focuses on the projects that show both ‘green’ and ‘smart’ ambition. It consists of comprehensive case studies of 12 cities. Each city was selected based on the wider ‘horizon scan’ of smart and eco initiatives taking place. Each city profile provides a contextual overview of its aims, relevant policies and the key stakeholders, along with short descriptions of some of the main activities or projects taking place on the ground.

To access this new resource, go to the “Solving Global Problems” section of the library at click on “Urbanization”, scroll down to resource. Must be a registered member and logged-in to access.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here