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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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This publication has been co-financed by the European Commission.

We would like to thank:The programme “Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development” of the European Union, the partners of the EAST project. The authors of the book and the participants to the panels. The editorial contributors: Edoardo Guglielmetti, Lauriane Lahéry and Nasko Vangelov. For the translation: Lisa Tannebaum, Dave Nave and Nad Bracq.This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the authors and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.Cover picture: © Edoardo Guglielmetti. This publication has been peer-reviewed.No part of this book may be reproduced in any form, by print, photocopy, microfilm or any other means, without prior written permission from the publisher. All rights reserved.

©   P.I.E. PETER LANG S.A. Éditions scientifiques internationalesBrussels, 20141 avenue Maurice, B-1050 Brussels,;

ISBN 978-2-87574-187-5 (paperback)ISBN 978-3-0352-6434-0 (eBook)D/2014/5678/53

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