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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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Integrate Industry within the City




Urban designer, founder of studio Frontwork

Industry has been an essential component and driving force for growth within cities across the globe and was for centuries interwoven into urban life and culture. In response to the challenges generated by the industrialisation from the beginning of the 20th century, cities started to divide the industry from residential activities to offer a better quality of living. There was the desire to build “modern” cities where mono-functionality became the preferred model for urbanisation.

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