Green Urbanism in Asia: The Emerging Green Tigers by Peter Newman

Green Urbanism in Asia: The Emerging Green Tigers

byPeter Newman, Anne Matan

Kobo ebook | December 17, 2012

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The world is facing an age of scarcity which will challenge all cities to reduce their resource footprint, especially carbon, improve biodiversity and at the same time continue to create economic opportunities and liveable places. This is green urbanism. Asian urban growth is leading the world in the rapidity of its change but how is it doing on green urbanism? This book finds emerging innovations and first signs of green urbanism in Asia and suggests they may be the guiding light for the rest of the world. The authors highlight seven archetypal cities exhibiting green urbanism: the renewable energy city, the bioregional carbon neutral city, the distributed city, the biophilic city, the eco-efficient city, the place-based city and the sustainable transport city. The book is a must-read for all who are concerned with the future of our cities as it instills hope that a greener urban future is possible.


  • Introduction
  • What is Green Urbanism?
  • The Renewable Energy City
  • The Bioregional Carbon Neutral City
  • The Distributed City
  • The Biophilic City
  • The Eco-efficient City
  • The Place-based City
  • The Sustainable Transport City
  • Conclusions: Will Asian Cities Take Over the Green Urbanism Agenda?

Readership: Professionals in urban design, town planning, energy, transport, sustainable development, architecture and landscape, students studying sustainable urban design and development, as well as academics and researchers interested in cultural and urban studies.
Key Features:

  • First to apply the concept of ‘green urbanism’ to Asian cities, extending previously written works on green urbanism from Europe and Australia to Asia
  • Explores the emerging trends of green urbanism in Asia, in particular, how the changing urban economy affects cities and their sustainability
  • Instead of detailing sustainability problems, the authors highlight how these problems are being understood and how cities are taking steps to resolve them
  • Uses stories of hope to fire the imagination that a better future is imaginable
Title:Green Urbanism in Asia: The Emerging Green TigersFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 17, 2012Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814425494

ISBN - 13:9789814425490