European and Asian Sustainable Towns, the publication related to EAST project is available.
The publication was edited by Pascaline Gaborit and published by P.I.E Peter Lang International Academic Publishers in June 2014.
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 di erent elements related to the development of social cohesion, the local economy, the environment and culture; also, crucially, itÂ 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 thisÂ framework, new strategies have been implemented for the development of 'New Towns' or satellite cities.
This publication gathers together contributions from di erent experts involved in the EAST (Euro Asia Sustainable Towns) project.Â The contributors originate from India, China, Switzerland, Germany,Â the Netherlands, the United States and France, and come from a variety of di erent backgrounds, including academic researchers, urban planners, architects, political scientists and practitioners.
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