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European and Asian Sustainable Towns

New Towns and Satellite Cities in their Metropolises

Pascaline Gaborit

In the face of growing needs and problems around urbanization, the sustainable development of cities does not lie only in technology, research and innovation. Sustainable local development also results from a combination of different elements related to the development of social cohesion, the local economy, the environment and culture; also, crucially, it depends on the autonomy of local authorities and the adoption of the most appropriate system of governance. In addition, the urgent need to create better and more liveable cities is now inextricably linked with the integration of environmental principles, in order to prevent the waste of resources and mitigate climate change by restricting CO2 emissions. Within this framework, new strategies have been implemented for the development of ‘New Towns’ or satellite cities.
This publication gathers together contributions from different experts involved in the EAST (Euro Asia Sustainable Towns) project. The contributors originate from India, China, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, the United States and France, and come from a variety of different backgrounds, including academic researchers, urban planners, architects, political scientists and practitioners.
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Municipal Solid Waste Management – Implementing Best Practices in Europe & Asia



Municipal Solid Waste Management

Implementing Best Practices in Europe & Asia

Maximilian RECH

PhD Candidate at the German-Chinese Graduate School of Global Politics, Free University of Berlin & Renmin University of China, Asia Fellow of ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai

This article will analyse the relevance of municipal solid waste (MSW) for urban planning and sustainable city management. Sharing best practices and learning from existing practices with regard to MSW will be considered a possible building block for cooperation between Europe and Asia. Hence, this article considers MSW in Germany and China as two case studies of how waste management can work and proposes a number of policy recommendations on how to ameliorate the situation.

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