Towards the ‘ubiquitous eco-city’: an analysis of the internationalisation of eco-city policy and practice

Joss, S. , Cowley, R. and Tomozeiu, D. (2013) Towards the ‘ubiquitous eco-city’: an analysis of the internationalisation of eco-city policy and practice. Urban Research and Practice, 6(1), pp. 54-74. (doi:10.1080/17535069.2012.762216)

Joss, S. , Cowley, R. and Tomozeiu, D. (2013) Towards the ‘ubiquitous eco-city’: an analysis of the internationalisation of eco-city policy and practice. Urban Research and Practice, 6(1), pp. 54-74. (doi:10.1080/17535069.2012.762216)

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Abstract

The global mainstreaming of urban sustainability policy, since the early 2000s, points to a new phenomenon: the ‘ubiquitous eco-city’. Its key features – based on the analysis of a census of 178 initiatives – include: the significant, global proliferation of eco-city initiatives; increased international knowledge transfer activities involving both public and private actors; the centrality of ‘carbon discourse’ guiding concepts, policy and practice; the marrying of ‘green’ with ‘smart’ technological systems; and a focus on achieving environmental innovation through economic growth. Among the implications is the need to moderate the ‘ubiquitous eco-city’ paradigm with strong local contextualisation and social sustainability measures.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Joss, Professor Simon
Authors: Joss, S., Cowley, R., and Tomozeiu, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Urban Research and Practice
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1753-5069
ISSN (Online):1753-5077
Published Online:18 January 2013

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